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Honda CB750 – The Birth of the Superbike

June 12, 2020



The first modern superbike, the Honda CB750 rides through Brighton, where the original prototype was first shown in Europe in 1969. The Honda CB750 was the bike that changed everything. It was light years ahead of everyone else and contributed to the fall of the once great British motorcycle industry.

The CB750 was considered by many to be the first superbike and you can see why – it offers proper performance, refinement and pure class. Experience this incredible classic machine, with its trademark 750cc four-cylinder engine and fantastic sound and see why it was the motorcycle of choice for generations of riders..

Shot with Paul Brace at Proper Bikes:

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  • The CB750 was my first bike. It was red. The only thing I didn't like about it was you had to synchronize the four carburetors because the throttle had four cables run into the top of them. Later they used a linkage system that tied them together which kept the in tune better.

    Steve cuthbert June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • People forget this was the Terminator's first bike. BTW what the name of the song anyone know?

    Lord Benjen Stark June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • Miss my 1970 K0. Brought me much joy, many miles of happy motoring and good memories.

    WinKee Manley June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • It's an utter delight to twist that throttle. It's confidence, simplicity and comfort – be it travel or commute.

    Сергей Карпенков June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • Great video! But, "60 years on"…?

    Twangsome June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • golden days and a golden bike. thanks for the memories…

    Thorick June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • can i have new video pls

    Athi Adimulam June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • This is a wonderful piece. Bloody hell ! As a kid in the 1970's those CB Honda's were my daydreams. They were brillant. Let's hope Honda has one more trick up their sleeve. Would luv to hear what you think of the Honda CB-F prototype.

    Stanley Blazeraznik June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • Talk about a trip through memory lane. Great videography, thanks for putting together! 👍🏼

    Bobby Crooks June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • My first road bike bought in ‘76 – a Red K1. Enjoyed the memory-lane heaps with such great footage, thanks. Been riding comfy retro bikes ever since, currently a CB1300 on the track https://youtu.be/WJBBP3tdt_M And a very mint black ‘14 Yamaha XJR1300 as a collectable, of sorts.

    Retro June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • I could just scream. When I was fresh out of Vietnam in 1969, the first thing I did was trade in my black CA77 Dream for a shiny red CB750. It was the first one the dealer had gotten so we made the trade and I rode home on Serial Number 1001352. BTW, I was down to 115 pounds after the hardships of the tour of duty in a tropical clime, so needless to say, that fast bike was respected by the muscle car guys. I finished my remaining year and a half at Fort Knox, Kentucky, then removed the front wheel and drive chain and bolted the front axle to the rear bumper of my car to tow it back home 600 miles. I got a job as a motorcycle mechanic in 1979 and traded the CB in on a CX500, getting $900 for the 30,000 mile 750. There comes the scream when I hear what the early ones bring these days. But, I must say, I did not miss the 4 cylinder and was happy with the twin, but now days I have an ST1100 that they will probably have to pry from my cold, dead hands.

    I.R. Wayright June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • I had a 71-750CB, Mr. Honda asked if he could build 100cc oversized piston system. It was fast but needed aviation fuel to not ping! So Mr. Honda took bike back, detuned system for gas-station type fuel! Then I took it around America for 3 months from teaching school. Students learned about thousandth of an inch by riding bike into classroom an pulling/measuring spark plug gaps! Then I followed up as asked an wrote field test results for Mr. Honda

    Tim Barnett June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • You had to be a big guy to handle this beast.

    shellsbignumber2 June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • Would love to get one of these, cause they still hold up. I've owned two Nighthawks (84' CB700S, 93' CB750), and I now own a 17' CB1100EX. I love UJM's, and I hope we will always have a few rolling around.

    Evolution Kills June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • My dad owns a turquoise Honda CB750. It is still in a mint condition.

    The Lost Motorcycle Club June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • 1:22 are you going the wrong way down a one way street? ☺ Great upload, thanks.

    Roadcraft Nottingham June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • First superbike? Yup because the Brough Superior and Vincent Black Shadow were shit!

    Stephen Andrew June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • Gorgeous bike. I have one from '73, needs cosmetic restoration. Magnificent machine.

    alpcns June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • CB=Completely Bulletproof Love my CB700SC

    Firefly June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • 0:21
    Next time a "peridod correct" Seiko automatic made in Japan would be much better as a watch.
    ha ha

    ajax700 June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • Another well shot video but not enough sounds from the star of the film The Honda 750 less music and more power sounds

    Trevor Mac June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • Mê chiếc này lắm.

    Phó Cơ June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • As I wrote in on of your other pieses..While stationed in Japan I found one of the Honda "homo" 750s. A KO with sand cast cases. It wasn't until the '76 Kaw 750 came out that another 750 could match it. And mine was one of the gold tankers.

    Joe Santora June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • That a beautiful bike

    Kevin Craig June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply
  • Stunning machine…let's go back to those day's.

    Paul Mason June 12, 2020 6:11 am Reply

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