You know how the old saying goes…there is no replacement for displacement. Or at least that is what Honda must have been thinking when they brought the 4-cylinder, 120 MPH CB750 to the US and European markets in 1969 after having experienced tremendous success with their smaller line of bikes. The high speed sport bike was unprecedented not only for its straight-4 engine with an overhead camshaft, but for its adoption of front disc brakes, both of which were features previously unavailable on mainstream production motorcycles of the time and, in typical Japanese manufacturer fashion, were offered by Honda at a lower price point than the competition. This particular example is unique for its automatic, or Hondamatic, transmission (that’s the “A” in Honda CB750A), Honda’s first ever, and Windjammer aftermarket fairing. The whole thing is delightfully retro and that massive fairing really transforms the bike from a high speed sportster to an effortlessly fast highway cruiser along the lines of a modern day Gold Wing. It goes without saying that this bike looks positively amazing considering it’s more than 30 years old at this point.
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