Lot 169 - 1979 12932 CB750K

Lot 169 - 1979 12932 CB750K

Lot 169 - 1979 12932 CB750K

Lot Number 169
Registration GVV 870T
Chassis Number RC012013608
Engine Number RCO1E2013697
Odometer reading 13,445 miles
Estimate £1,750 - £2,250
Result Sold - £1,456

Honda introduced the CB750 motorcycle in 1969 to the US and European markets after experiencing great success with their smaller motorcycles. The CB750 offered two unprecedented features, a front disc brake and a four cylinder transverse engine with an overhead camshaft, neither of which was previously available on a mainstream affordable production motorcycle. These two features gave the CB750 a considerable advantage over its competition, particularly its British rivals.

The CB750 was the first modern four-cylinder machine from a major manufacturer, and the term superbike was coined to describe it. The bike offered other important features that added to its compelling value: electric starter, engine kill switch, dual mirrors, flashing turn signals, easily maintained valves and overall smoothness and freedom from vibration both underway and at a standstill; later models (1991 on) included maintenance-free hydraulic valves.
Described in the press as "the most sophisticated production bike ever" and "a masterpiece" the CB750 with its 120mph top speed, fade free brakes and comfortable riding position became an instant success and an important piece of motor-cycle history.

The bike offered today is a 1979 CB750K model modified to "Café Racer" style. The bike is fitted with an alloy box section swinging arm rear frame section and inline shock absorber/spring under the seat, drop handlebars, four into one Marshal exhaust, K & N filters and a single seat, this coupled with Honda's impressive in-line engine gives the overall look as imposing and aggressive. The bike benefits from a recent service to include new engine oil and filter, spark plugs, braided brake hoses, brake fluid and exhaust manifold "O" rings. Finished in silver and black this is a good bike that rides well and has that classic racer appeal.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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