Honda created a landmark motorcycle and what is often considered the worlds first modern Superbike with the CB750. The beefy four cylinder SOHC machine was revealed in 1969 and included the first disc brake seen on a mainstream motorcycle.
The Dream CB750 Four was truly a monumental landmark in the history of motorcycles and its launch in 1969 caused Kawasaki to delay the launch of their own Superbike and return to the drawing board to think again.
Whether it does qualify as the first machine to be justifiably tagged a superbike has caused much debate over the years and Vincent Black Shadow and Brough Superior fans can raise a very valid argument that it isn't. Kawasaki aficionados will also be quick to remind how fast the H1 was in its day but, however lively the 500cc engine, the H1 certainly doesn't feel like a superbike beneath you with its small and flimsy frame.
The CB750 was capable of 120 mph and had fade-free high performance revolutionary disc braking combined with comfort and excellent instrumentation. It feels solid, stable and imposing beneath the rider and the ride and performance remains impressive even today. To experience a nice CB750 is a joy.
This K3 model is totally un-restored, completely original and has covered only 11,500 miles from new. The condition is entirely remarkable and it has clearly lived a very sheltered life. Every component appears original including the four individual exhausts, stunning Flake Sunrise Orange paintwork and forty year old seat cover. The toolkit and handbook are still pristine under the seat.
Despite a stout appearance and Hondas legendary solid build quality It is an extremely lithe and practical motorcycle in use and is ideally suited to short trips as well as long journeys.