The Honda CB750 is often hailed as “The Original Superbike,” the first modern four-cylinder motorcycle from a mainstream manufacturer. Introduced in 1969, the bike offered 68 horsepower and a top speed of 125 mph. Cycle World called the bike a masterpiece:
“Honda’s Fabulous 750 Four; Honda Launches the Ultimate Weapon in One-Upmanship — a Magnificent, Musclebound Racer for the Road”
The bike has since entered the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. What’s more, the CB750 is, most likely, the world’s most popular platform for cafe racer builds. The lines lend themselves readily to the racer aesthetic, and the power and handling were so far ahead of their time, the might CB remains an impressive motorcycle.
Attack Life: Honda CB750 by Three Daughter Moto - “When you find yourself at a time of uncertainty there is only one way to go: forward.” Missouri’s Brent Becker was in Amsterdam for work when he crossed paths with none other than Eric Kalter, […] Built in 22 Days: Honda CB750K “Virus” by Brian Cox - “What can you build with just the spare parts you have on hand during this quarantine?” That was the question Brian Cox (@classicbikebuilding) asked himself after bringing home a 1978 Honda CB750K just before the […] Ace Corner Champion: Honda “IFR750F2” - From Crusher to All Class Champion… In the late 1980s, the Honda VFR750R — aka the RC30 — made a thunderous appearance on the world stage, winning the first two World Superbike Championships with none […] “Kulte” Classic: Honda “750 RKB” by Le Motographe - RCB-Inspired Custom… The Honda RCB1000 dominated the FIM Endurance Cup (Coupe d’Endurance) scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s, composed of races like the Bol d’Or, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Suzuka 8 […] Honda CB750 Nighthawk by Vandals Moto - “Classic lines with a modern approach…” That’s the motto of Vandals Moto, an Atlanta-based shop that focuses on melding classic looks with modern brake, suspension, and performance technology. Run by Alex Childs, Vandals Moto has […] Supercharged Honda CB750 by Justin Blue - Best in Show: Supercharged, Big Bore Honda CB750 from Alabama… It’s a truth universally acknowledged: When you put together a Honda engineer, a ’74 CB750, and an AMR500 supercharger, good things happen. Earlier this month, […] Honda CB750 Cafe Racer by RW Motorcycles - An old superbike gets a modern makeover… The Honda CB750 was the “original superbike” — a four-stroke street, strip, and track weapon that radicalized the UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle). However, the 750cc Hall-of-Famer is getting […] Honda CB750F Cafe Racer “Lainey” - The CB750F was Honda’s effort to regain the supremacy of their original CB750 Four superbike. In 1980, Cycle Guide claimed the new 77-hp DOHC 750 could “accelerate with the fury of a one-liter hyperbike” and […] Honda CB750K Cafe Racer “Kali” by Contach - We like staring slack-jawed at the big money pro builds as much as anyone, but there’s nothing quite so special as the connection between a garage builder and his first build. Enter Mark Guevara of […] Monoshock Honda CB750 F2 by L’établi Garage - “Cut like a wasp…” Quentin Lambert, the 22 year-old founder of France’s L’établi Garage, is quickly making a name for himself in the customs world. Last year, we featured his Honda XLV750R Street Tracker — […] Honda CB750 Nighthawk Cafe Racer by Nitro Cycles - Nitro Cycles puts the teeth back in a 90s CB750… The Honda CB750, introduced in 1969, is hailed as the “original superbike” — the first four-cylinder motorcycle from a modern, mainstream manufacturer. However, by the […] Honda CB750K Brat by Sean Junqueira - A DOHC CB750 with a Brazilian twist… We knew the quality of Sean Junqueira‘s motorcycle photography from his work with the late Devolve Moto in Raleigh, North Carolina, but we had not seen his building […] Honda CB890 Cafe Racer by Chris Klamer - 100+ horsepower, 350-lb Honda “CB890CR” from Barber’s backyard… When Chris Klamer of Alabama set out to build a cafe racer, he wasn’t going to settle for a simple set of clip-ons and rearsets. He says: […] Honda CB750 Restomod by Hoy Vintage Cycles - The Tail of the Dragon is one of the most legendary roads in the world. Located in the mountain pass of Deal’s Gap along the NC-TN border, this 11-mile stretch of road has 318 curves, […] Honda Nighthawk Brat Cafe by Purpose Built Moto - Tom Gilroy of Purpose Built Moto is steadily turning out a whole stable’s worth of custom bikes on Australia’s Gold Coast, along with a staggering array of custom parts: LED Lights, Headlights, CNC triple clamps, […] Honda CB750K Cafe Racer by J.Webster Designs - Today we are thrilled to feature this incredible 1978 Honda CB750K cafe racer by Justin Webster of J.Webster Designs. Justin was recently featured on the Esquire series Wrench Against The Machine, which we highly recommend, […] Honda CB750 Nighthawk Cafe Racer by Overbold Motor Co. - Depending on where you live, governmental agencies can make it tough to build a custom bike that’s both aesthetically-pleasing and road-legal. 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HCG’s primary builders, Federico Lozada and German Karp, have more than thirty […] The 750: CB750 Cafe Racer by Strapped MFG - Today, we are thrilled to showcase this ’74 Honda CB750 by Jordan Wiseley of the newly-launched Strapped Mfg Co., located in Los Angeles. So many of our favorite bikes are built by racers, and “The […] Honda CB750F “Street Racer” by Vintage Iron Club - During our Florida swing last year, we were fortunate enough to meet Daniel Newcomb–“Presidente Daniel”–of the Vintage Iron Club, which describes itself as follows… We are a vintage motorcycle riding club in South Florida that […] Honda CB750F Cafe Racer by Wrench Kings - The Netherlands has become a real hotbed of custom motorcycle culture, and the Wrench Kings are right at the leading edge, turning out some incredible bikes. Now Bram and the boys are back with a […] Monoshock CB750 Cafe Racer by Andrew Wales - Andrew Wales, the owner and creator of this incredible ’78 CB750, is a machinist/millwright and fabricator out of Calgary, Alberta. Though this bike may look like the product of a high-rent, name-brand custom shop, it’s […] Honda CB750L Cafe Racer by Legion Cycle Works - Amid the army of CB 750 customs, it takes something truly bold to stand out from the crowd. “Xerxes,” built by Ben Davis of Delaware’s Legion Cycle Works, is a drastic departure from the brat-seated, […] Honda CB750 Brat Cafe by Magnum Opus - We discovered this blown KZ650 by Magnum Opus Custom Bikes at this year’s Handbuilt Show, only to realize that this custom shop, run by Ezio Covelli, is located in the same town as our headquarters: […] CB750 Nighthawk Brat Bike by Smith Cycles - Today, we’re proud to present this 1985 Honda CB750 RC04 (Nighthawk) brat bike by Sven Schmidt of Germany’s Smith Cycles. The RC04 was the German version of the Nighthawk. Though customs are a dime a […] CB750 Tracker by Racing Smith - We’re very excited to showcase this mean green CB750 build from Racing Smith of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Believe it or not, we were seeking out the builder, Ben Smith, about featuring the bike the very […] Classified Moto “CB836” - Nestled on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina, is Devolve Moto, a custom motorcycle shop, retail space, and cafe/bar. Hard to think of a better combination, right? BikeBound made the pilgrimage last month, and we […] Bratstyle CB750 by Fuel Well Moto - Some custom builds start out as basket-cases, some as rusty barn finds, some as battered runners. Not very many start out as lime green, chromed-out cruisers. Doug Snell of Fuel Well Moto in Los Angeles […] Budget-Built Honda CB750 Custom…Bandit-Powered! - We’re thrilled to present you guys with another build from Dave Solomon, the spirited Englishman behind the Bandit-powered Z1000 we recently featured. Today, Dave brings us the story of another classic fitted with a 1200cc, […]