1971 Honda CB750 Motorcycle

Summary

Honda introduced the CB750 in 1969. This motorcycle was fast, smooth, and reliable. Honda packaged a powerful four-cylinder engine, five-speed gearbox, electric starter, and front disc brake -- something new to the motorcycle world -- into a lightweight and reasonably-priced vehicle. The CB750 is sometimes called the first modern motorcycle.

Honda introduced the CB750 in 1969. This motorcycle was fast, smooth, and reliable. Honda packaged a powerful four-cylinder engine, five-speed gearbox, electric starter, and front disc brake -- something new to the motorcycle world -- into a lightweight and reasonably-priced vehicle. The CB750 is sometimes called the first modern motorcycle.

Artifact

Motorcycle

Date Made

1971

Creators

Honda Motor Company 

Place of Creation

Japan, Tokyo 

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

2011.330.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Rubber (Material)

Specifications

Make & Model: 1971 Honda CB750 motorcycle

Maker: Honda Motor Company, Tokyo, Japan

Engine: inline-4, single overhead cam, 45 cubic inches

Transmission: 5-speed manual

Height: 44 inches

Width: 35 inches

Wheelbase: 57 inches

Overall length: 85 inches

Weight: 506 pounds

Horsepower: 67 at 8000 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 7.6

Price: $1,400

Average 1971 wage: $8,144

Time you'd work to buy this bike: about 2-1/2 months

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