Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The CB 750. The first ever superbike – Part. 3 [Racing Today]
As a direct result of, and to support the 1970 race effort, Honda produced a limited number of CB750 race kits, and made them available to their dealer network. The race parts kit contained over 150 special parts, including everything from special racing pistons, rings, valves, crankshaft, camshaft, pipes, forks, brakes, gears, rims, spokes, and sprockets, down to special gauges, carburetors, and a generator.
The net result of installing the race kit was to raise the engines output 23 horsepower to 90 horsepower, and the redline to an angry 10,500!
Today many vintage racers cling on to CB 750s all around the world. [Pirctures are from the UK and Japan]