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Old 07-19-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Question New Honda CB750?

A website that will remain nameless is announcing the possibility of a new, retro CB750. Any traction for that?

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Old 07-19-2007, 02:03 PM   #2
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I read an article a year ago in Motorcyclist or Cycle World about a guy who is building brand new CB750's from his huge supply of OEM parts. Apparently he has enough original parts to build hundreds, if not thousands of them. Does that count?
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:28 PM   #3
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There's a guy that lives somewhere in the hilss of N. GA that does the most spectacular restorations of CBs He will sell them regularly on ebay for between $3500-$5000.
I saw the very site and was wondering how Honda would be able to get the "air-cooled" bike through Euro and EPA standards? Seems fuel injection has to be a must (ask Triumph) but without an oil-cooler and 200lbs worth of exhaust it seems far fetched.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:49 PM   #4
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Saw the article about the NOS CB750 guy--looked beautiful, but gotta be expensive and the bottom line is you'd be riding a 35-year-old bike. Not that there's anything wrong with that, and I'd love to have one. But I'd be pretty hot for something that LOOKED a lot like a '69 CB750, and had modern brakes, engine, suspension, pretty much everything. Sort of the way Triumph did the Bonneville, but with four cylinder punch and Honda build quality. I agree that if it was really to be air cooled, it would, at a minimum, be likely to have EFI in order to clear emissions. I'm wondering if a decoratively finned but water cooled engine might be more likely. Guess it's all pretty speculative at the moment....

Also think I'll keep my eye out for the Georgia bikes. Probably ought to have a CB 750 in the garage.

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Old 07-19-2007, 04:54 PM   #5
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A website that will remain nameless is announcing the possibility of a new, retro CB750. Any traction for that?

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It looks like they took a Nighthawk 750 and gave it a paintjob.


(Later) Oops! Wrong bike! I was looking at the Spencer replica 750 sold in Japan.

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Old 07-20-2007, 02:34 AM   #6
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>But I'd be pretty hot for something that LOOKED a lot like a '69 CB
>750, and had modern brakes, engine, suspension, pretty much
>everything.

Way to go fellow northerer. If you built a retro PC you wouldn't want the original 8086 chip in it

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Old 07-20-2007, 07:51 AM   #7
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A website that will remain nameless is announcing the possibility of a new, retro CB750. Any traction for that?

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Have not heard yet but I would love to see this. This is the bike that started it all and a modern retro would cause a stir I think. Ride safe but always ride!! Bluegill

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Old 07-20-2007, 08:37 AM   #8
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Sounds great! Until I reach for the checkbook. Think I'll live in the present and plan for the future. Will continue to leave reliving the past to others - not that there is anything wrong with that.

And silly me for thinking Honda should (FINALLY) give us a revamped Varadero type bike and figger out a way to deliver a big sport tourer that don't weigh no 700+ lbs and a Gold Wing that don't need no $2K worth of suspension work and....
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