To be auctioned on
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
64 bhp, 735 cc four-cylinder engine.
Honda made its way in the motorcycle business from a tiny 98-cc D type commuter in 1950 to world domination in GP racing in only 25 years. But the landmark design in this path is probably the 1969 Honda 750-cc four-cylinder, which in large part rang the death knell of the British motorcycle industry. With electric start, disc front brake, 112 mph top speed and bulletproof reliability, the Honda 750 rewrote people’s expectations. While the early sand-cast case engines attract the most collector interest, all 750 fours through 1978 are perhaps the best way to get into vintage motorcycling, and good examples are getting harder to find.
This 1974 example is in particularly nice original condition, with only 18,712 kms showing on the odometer from new. Finished in the traditional metallic bronze colour with chrome-plated mudgu