The Honda CB77, also known as the the Super Hawk, has the glorious distinction of being Honda’s first sportbike. In certain ways, it set the template for the next 20 years of motorcycles thanks to a lovely pairing of speed and reliability. It would also lead to several future classic Hondas like the Black Bomber (CB450) and the ubiquitous CB750.
The 305cc engine had dual carbs, helping it produce 28 horsepower. You got an electric/kick start, steel-tube frame, and a top speed of around 100 miles per hour. A little factoid for you – a red CB77 Super Hawk was the mount of Robert Pirsig when he took the trip that was documented in the classic book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. For more on the Superhawk, check out this website dedicated to the model.
This example was restored two years ago and sadly, it has not been started since. The motor was rebuilt by Ed Moore, and there are plenty of NOS parts including the tank, speedometer, and key switch. The wheels were rebuilt by Woody’s Wheel Works and the original exhaust is included in the sale. A few upgrades include electronic ignition, bronze swingarm bushings, and tapered roller steering head bearings.
Find this Superhawk for sale in Boulder, Colorado for $5,200 here on Craigslist.
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