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The introduction of the Honda CB750 in 1969 heralded a revolution in motorcycles, but by the late 70s it had been usurped by the the Kawasaki Z1. In 1975, Honda responded by offering a Super Sport variant, also known as the CB750F. The bike was capable of hitting about 125 miles per hour, and it was very competitive in the market in terms of power and handling. Despite that, Europe got the CB900F Super Sport, and American riders complained about it enough that Honda decided to sell both displacements. For an excellent look at what differentiated the Super Sport, check out Curbside Classic.
This example (VIN: JH2RC0409BM205411) has been with the current seller for approximately 8 years after it had spent some time sitting. He brought the Honda back to life with the method recommended by Randakk’s Cycle Shakk. Over the years, the seller has been treating it as a restomod, but no changes are permanent and this CB750F could easily be returned to stock. The Joker Racing emblems with double-sided pressure sensitive tape – the stock emblems are included and can be reinstalled at any time.
Changes so far include Spiegler stainless steel braided brake lines, adjustable Tarozzi clipon handlebars, Honda Europe rear sets, YSS E-302 shocks, forks that were rebuilt with RaceTech Gold Valve cartridge emulator valves with new bearings/seals, Tarozzi fork brace, 4 into 1 Vance & Hines headers/muffler, and a bullet fairing with new signals. All the original parts are included with the sale. Fork boots were added for a retro look, though they are not original and are not needed. The brakes were rebuilt “from master cylinder to caliper pistons”, and there are also new sprockets front/rear, a new O-ring chain, and rebuilt carbs.
The seller’s photos show scratches to the left sidecover and the chain guard, though the latter aren’t significant. He notes that the former happened during a “trailer loading mishap” in which the bike fell over and contacted the trailer fender. The only part of the bike to make contact with the trailer was the sidecover, which resulted in the scratches (though it did not crack).
In a 1979 review, Motorcyclist magazine called the CB750F an “exciting choice for sporting riders who have the competence, inclination, and experience to use and appreciate its power and handling“, with one staff writer calling it “the best street bike there is.” This Super Sport represents an opportunity to get into one of the best riding bikes available at the turn of the 80s, well-modified to enhance your thrill while on the road.