1971 Honda CB750K1 750 Four
Awesome unrestored 750 Honda. Runs and drives very well, no issues.
Titled as a 1971 the data plate on the steering head says it was manufactured in 11/1970. Original paint, Historic, survivor! Sequential numbers basically ! Runs and rides nicely and shifts through all 5 gears. I personally took this bike on a spirited ride to confirm runnability and that all electrical items function correctly: lights, horn, turn signals and the electric start. Clean and clear title in hand in the original owner name. The title was issue in 6/17/ 1971. One owner original title from 1971 plus the envelope from the Motor Vehicle Department dated 6/18/71 is in hand. The original owner is now 83 and loves to talk about this old Honda, age forces sale. He told me that he purchased this bike after owning and riding HDs and then an Indian then sold them and several years later he saw this bike at the local dealership and fell in love with its looks and performance. When you do the math he was 36 when he purchased this bike new. It was a local purchase from Vans Honda in Green Bay Wisconsin. Bike has the original owner’s manual in excellence condition, keys with the dealers name and stock number on the key tag and the original tools and the seat is also original. The fender chrome is very nice The gas cap does have some pitting in it. The rims are good some minor pitting. Bike is very complete and has not been modified in any way other than the exhaust and the addition of the crash bars, windshield and the back rest with package tray, all of the additions are period correct.
This is a low original mileage (9952miles) unrestored 47 year old survivor one owner motorcycle.
Non original exhaust: current exhaust will need to be replaced bottoms of the exhaust is rusting through. The current exhaust does sound good and not a noise problem. It more of a comedic issue.
Tachometer has been repaired, replacement lens
Top of gas tank has some discoloring and the paint has those spider cracks in it and paint scratches.
Right side removable cover has a small crack, not really noticeable.
This bike with its documentation, originality and low mileage and in running condition is truly a great find. Frame # 1068055 motor # 1068361
Some of the History of the 1971 Honda CB750K1 750 Four I was able to find online.
Success with small-displacement bikes had built a huge base of Honda loyalists, and it was only natural to offer them a more potent motorcycle. Using knowledge it had gained with multi-cylinder racing bikes, Honda went to work on Project 300, which was pursued throughout 1967 and revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show the following year. The new CB750 then became available in 1969. The bargain price of $1,495 greatly pleased both Honda dealers and attracted buyers, and victory at the Daytona 200 early in 1970 garnered even more positive attention.
Cradled in a twin-downtube frame, the air-cooled SOHC 736cc inline four-cylinder engine was mounted transversely, and around it wrapped four gleaming pipes. The smooth-running four was fueled by four easily synched 28mm Keihin carburetors. With bore and stroke of 61mm x 63mm and a conservative 9.0:1 compression ratio, it produced 67 hp at 8,000 rpm and 44 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm. This output translated to a 125-mph top speed, a 13-second quarter mile at 100 mph, and a rich exhaust note. “It was a total breakthrough in the world of motorcycling,” said Bob Jameson, then an American Honda employee.
Honda Cb750 is one of the most important bikes of the 70s. The bike is considered to be the original superbike because of its extraordinary features: large motorcycle to combine speed, luxury and reliability at a small price. Under development for a year, the CB750 had a transverse, straight-four engine with a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) and a front disc brake, neither of which was previously available on a mainstream, affordable, production motorcycle. Having a four-cylinder engine and disc brake, along with the introductory price of US$1,495 (US$9,977 in current money), gave the CB750 a considerable sporting performance advantage over its competition, particularly its British rivals.