CR750 Honda

CR750 Honda

CR750 Honda

CR750 Honda – 1970 Daytona Winner

Replica built and owned in Southland

In 1969 Honda introduced the CB750 and sold over 400,000 in the following decade. It was a landmark motorcycle which had a huge influence on the bulk of the machines that came after it. Acclaimed as The Bike That Changed Everything, it leads many polls for the Motorcycle of the Century. While the CB750 was eventually eclipsed by offerings from other manufacturers, notably the 900cc Kawasaki Z1, it was, and will always be, the original Superbike. In 1970 the Honda factory produced four works-racer CR750s, a racing version of the production CB750, to compete in the March Daytona 200 which was won by Dick Mann on one of these four bikes.

The “I came, I saw, I conquered” of the Honda CR750 at Daytona was planned late in 1969 to boost the advertising of Honda motorcycles in the United States. The American market is particularly receptive to wins by motorcycles derived from production models, and up to then the larger motorcycle market had been dominated by the American Harley-Davidson and the British Norton, BSA, and Triumph, the same companies that usually won the Daytona 200.

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Jeremy and Robin at Southland Honda

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