Fifty shades of grey nicely sums up the current Honda CB750 market.
For a model that celebrates its half-century this year you’d be forgiven for thinking finding yourself an example of the world’s first true production super bike might be a thankless task – well I’m happy to report that there’s no shortage of seven fifty Hondas on the open market.
This boils down to a couple of reasons why this is the case. Firstly, the single overhead cam CB750 kept its place in the Honda range for a decade and the DNA of the original CB750-K0 got various updates over its lifespan, which means there’s a CB750 to suit most pockets.
The deepest pockets are required for those early K0 models, but it’s a case of buyer beware when hunting for one of these rare icons, as Paul Jayson from The Motorcycle Broker explains on page 53.
Not too many bikes have survived without either some sympathetic freshening up, or a full-on nut and bolt restoration. The highest prices are often obtained by those bikes that had an easy life, and remain bog standard. In recent years there’s been a shift towards people appreciating the unrestored classic – after all it’s only original once!
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