c.1979 Honda CB750 Phil Read Replica
Registration no. SVH 236T
Frame no. CB750G-1010819
Engine no. 8 750GE-1009091
Limited edition or celebration models have long been established as a sound marketing technique for both cars and motorcycles, so when Phil Read won the Isle of Mans inaugural Formula 1 TT on a works Honda in 1977 the stage was set for a special version of the Japanese manufacturers trend-setting superbike. As a result, Honda commissioned Colin Seeley to build a batch of 150 replicas of Reads winning machine. Not to be confused with the Seeley-Honda, which used a Seeley frame, the Phil Read Replica relied on special bodywork finished in Honda Britain livery to set it apart from the standard production model. This example is offered with Swansea V5.