1965 Honda CB77 Superhawk Frame no. CB77 1024321 Engine no. CB77E 1024396

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Lot 184
1965 Honda CB77 Superhawk
Frame no. CB77 1024321 Engine no. CB77E 1024396

Sold for US$ 4,025 inc. premium
1965 Honda CB77 Superhawk
Frame no. CB77 1024321
Engine no. CB77E 1024396
Although probably less prestigious, back in the 1960s, having a 250cc or 300cc Japanese bike rather than a 500cc or 600cc British bike nearly always meant going faster, further and easier. This became true in the early 1960s, and the Honda Super hawk was probably one of the reasons why.

The Super hawk was alimented by Honda's 305cc overhead cam parallel twin engine – an evolution of the 247cc one, that belonged to the CB72 Hawk – that was used as a stressed member of the frame. At a time where the market was mainly made of under 500cc bikes, the Super Hawk was actually considered as a sport bike, and a serious one. Indeed, only very well-tuned British bikes could be faster than these. On top of that, the CB77 had a narrow flat bar and adjustable foot pegs, so the rider could adopt a 'sporty' position. Another plus to the bike was its double leading shoe front brakes offering very high performing braking power for the time. With a weight of 345lbs and its dual shock absorbers swingarm, the CB77 handled very well and still felt safe. Some tests even claimed that the bike could reach about 105mph as a top speed.

The bike we have here for sale is in very good condition, just getting out of restoration.

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1965 Honda CB77 Superhawk Frame no. CB77 1024321 Engine no. CB77E 1024396
1965 Honda CB77 Superhawk Frame no. CB77 1024321 Engine no. CB77E 1024396
1965 Honda CB77 Superhawk Frame no. CB77 1024321 Engine no. CB77E 1024396
1965 Honda CB77 Superhawk Frame no. CB77 1024321 Engine no. CB77E 1024396
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