Additional photos of this Honda CB750 F2 are available here for your perusal.
In the seller’s words, “I built this bike as an homage to the original Superbike. Arguably, the CB750 K0 can be called the 1st “Superbike,” but the F2 was Honda’s first real attempt to make a superbike a “race bike” for the street. My goal was to make a period-correct vintage race bike as a daily rider. She couldn’t truly be called a “race bike” if she hadn’t been raced or had sponsors, so she’s been raced once in Sonoma and once in Willow Springs and managed to scrap a 3rd place podium on her 2nd try; her sponsors include venicevintage.com, valhallasmissionforce.com shown in the current livery. She is legal and eligible (safety wiring etc.) to be raced in two classes in AHRMA, Vintage Superbike and Formula 750 (I’d recommend the latter if you want to be more competitive). She is 100% street legal, as well, and my current daily ride. I work from home, so she gets ridden once a week if that.”
“The only reason I am selling is am racing in AHRMA in another class and need to focus all my attention and funds to be competitive in that, so I am forced to thin out the herd once again.” He recently sold a Suzuki GS1000 here on Iconic as well.
This example is VIN: CB750F2107037. The seller acquired it from Carpy’s Cafe Racers five years ago.
“Valves clearance checked, new cam chain, oil changed, plugs, and filter done this summer less than 200 miles ago.”
“The motor was built by an ex-AMA engine builder from Richie Escalante’s team a few years ago. It has a Web cam, RC conrods, gears undercut (best shifting CB I have ever owned, always can find neutral), clutch basket rebuild, new plates, and the head as port work done. Very trick and rare old-school cam tower stabilizer with custom valve tappets. Vintage R.C. Engineering points cover with a Dyna ignition and coils. Other mods include; Earl’s performance oil cooler, with fittings and stainless steel lines (best air-cooled setup), and a remote oil filter kit with the ability to use twist-on oil filters. Ceramic-coated 4-2-1 exhaust, which is a legendary setup for inline 4s (4-1s have a less top end, and 4-4s are too heavy). Dyno-tuned and jetted CR Carbs w/ aluminum velocity stacks and Yoshi-style heat shield.”
“Electronics were completely modernized, lightened alternator (shaved 20lbs off the crank) that spins up faster and runs like a lossless system but still charges, a new lithium battery, modern R/R, a custom wiring harness (no more spaghetti headlight bucket wires) with a Motogadget M-Unit fuse box.”
“The suspension was rebuilt at the same time with new headstock bearings and forks, rebuilt with new springs, oil, seals, an emulator from Racetech, modern YSS CBX rear shocks and steering damper/stabilizer, custom rear sets (a ton more clearance in the twisties). All the engine mounts have been stiffened to frame with larger plates and bolts to provide less flex and engine twist on acceleration.”
“The paint is how I got her from Carpy (CB750 cafe king), and far from a show bike, but good patina. I had custom aluminum number plates with vinyl numbers that could be easily changed or switched to a different racing #. Custom racing seat made from the stock pan (completely functional) with key. Modified front and rear fenders with newer CB tail light (instead of the breadbox size on the OEM light), Modern headlight integrated into the front number plate, GP style indicators controls for the blinkers with self-canceling. Motion Pro Kill switch and throttle, Kick or rollers only, no starter. Custom frame sliders made with custom lower fairing/belly pan to meet the racing rules for AMF and AHRMA. Even a custom AIM Solo 2 mount.”
“If my reserve is met and you are interested in racing, I will include a painted racing fiberglassed tank (in addition to the stock tank) with a wider and stiffer rear rim, lighter axle, drilled rotor, and lightened rear brake caliper hanger. The tank alone drops 20+lbs.”
The seller sums up his bike by saying, “it’s an old-school Superbike that runs fantastic, sounds amazing, is pretty fast, and handles well for old SOHC.” Have any CB750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!