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1969 Honda CB750 KO

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1969 Honda CB750 KO
$20,000 - $26,000
Please note this is incorrectly illustrated and described in the printed catalogue.Game Changer

This 100% original/unrestored CB750K was a history maker. A potent overhead cam engine offered stability at +200kph and the four-cylinder layout not only proved itself to be extremely reliable, it was also one of the sauciest-looking power plants to be unveiled to a reasonably unsuspecting public. The CB750 was Honda’s first attempt at a large-capacity bike and it was highly successful on all fronts. From an engineering point of view, it was not considered radical but it was generously equipped with well-proven state-of-the-art technology. The styling was also well thought through – the side profile offers an immediate classical reference; however, as you circle the machine, the four vertically aligned cylinders over the wide crankcase give the CB750 a staunch, low-slung line that leaves you in no uncertainty about the premise of this particular machine. Winning France’s 24-hour Bol d’Or race in 1969 and the 1970 Daytona, the CB put the entire world on notice – the era of production- made super bikes had arrived. The example offered here is in extremely good order with less than 2389 miles on the clock; it is in 100%-original, unrestored state. It is, without doubt, one of most influential motorcycles ever produced, and this is a rare opportunity for the collector of important motorcycles.

Auction March 2013
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1969 Honda CB750 KO

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