1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273

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Lot 198
1970 Honda CB750 K0
Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273

Sold for US$ 9,775 inc. premium
1970 Honda CB750 K0
Frame no. CB750 1041865
Engine no. CB750E-1042273
Fifty years on, it is hard to imagine the impact the Honda CB750 had on the motorcycling world when it was unveiled to a stunned public at the Tokyo Show in October 1968. True, there had been plenty of 4-cylinders motorcycles before, but these had been built in relatively small numbers and aimed at the wealthy few. Here for the first time was a mass-produced four within the financial reach of the average enthusiast, and one whose specification - overhead camshaft, disc front brake, five-speed gearbox, electric starter, etc. - made the opposition look obsolete overnight. A trend-setting design of immense significance and one of the truly great classic motorcycles, the CB750 is highly sought after today by collectors.
The original owner bought this K0 in Elkhart, Indiana and then moved his family to Phoenix, Arizona where he kept it for 30 years. The second owner was a collector who stored it with 29 other Hondas. The seller undertook a ground up restoration... just finished. Magnificent! Well worth very close scrutiny.
The K0 model, the second series, is considered to be the rarest of all the SOHC CB750 series – even more so than the iconic first series 'sand cast", then 'die cast', CB750-without-a-K-number-suffix. Production and sales history for the K0 is not well documented. It is said that Honda made only 120-odd of the intermediate – even described as 'production prototype' – series with little evidence that any came to North America. However, one must have done.

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1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
1970 Honda CB750 K0 Frame no. CB750 1041865 Engine no. CB750E-1042273
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