Post-Sale Update: This Superhawk sold for $3,550 after 38 bids on eBay.
Honda’s first sportbike was the CB77, and some consider it to be the template for Honda’s next two decades of motocycles. You may know it as the Superhawk, or the bike ridden by Robert Pirsig in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
Aaron Frank called it the CB77 “the first modern Japanese motorcycle” and it offered the biggest engine that Honda made at the time – a 305cc unit that produced 28.5 horsepower. It weighed 350 pounds and had a top speed of 95 miles per hour.
This example (VIN: CB771029390) was restored by a teacher in San Diego who included some of his students at a “project based learning school” – I wish I had classes where I got to restore vintage Hondas! The details of the restoration are documented on this Weebly site. Find this Superhawk for sale in Rancho Santa Fe, California with bidding up to $3,500