Automatic Multi-Purpose Motorcycle
Behind Honda’s corporate mask of conservatism, lies an embedded ethos to the technically radical. Past designs have included the in-line-6 CBX, the oval-pistoned NR750, and the hyper custom flat-6 Rune. Honda continues the tradition with an undeniably futuristic, groundbreaking design, but this time the engine has fewer cylinders.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2009 Classic Club will celebrate two timeless Honda models and the riders who love them.
Honda has fueled some of motorcycling’s most significant leaps, including groundbreaking superbike technology in the late 1960s and a radical departure from the contemporary norm a decade later. The models behind these developments are the pioneering CB750 series and the fabulous CBX, which have consequently earned a place in the hearts of motorcycle fans worldwide.
The mid-1970s was a cruel era for Honda streetbike enthusiasts. A lack of captivating suspects in the showroom lineup had admirers of the engineering giant wistfully twisting the throttles of past glories. The powerhouse Honda CB750 Four had broken ground on a number of design fronts, but the original superbike was an aging child of the sixties. By late 1976, the once mighty roar of Honda’s innovative motorcycle engineering department had been reduced to a muffled gust—at least that was the view from the street.