The folks at CB750Four.us – an online accessory shop for the world’s first mass-produced four-cylinder motorcycle, the CB750 – have released a new stainless steel wristwatch – the Classic Ride Edition.The watch’s face is designed to mimic the speedometer of the Honda CB 750, and is available in two versions – either mph or kmh.
Contrary to the classic mechanical speedometer of the CB 750 Four, the Classic Ride Edition Honda CB750 watch is powered by a high-precision Swiss Part quartz movement.The green dial mirrors the legendary design of the CB 750 speedometer with white markings from 0 to 140 mph on the version with a scale in miles and from 0 to 220 km/h in the version that displays kilometers per hour. Following the style of a classic odometer, lettering that reads “00750.0” documents the inspiration of this timepiece.The “trip meter” displays “000.4” and hints of course at the bike engine’s four cylinders. The large stainless-steel case has a diameter of 43 millimeters and shows the speedometer design to full advantage. The exclusive design is rounded out by a black leather watchband with stainless-steel clasp.The high-quality CBX speedometer Honda CB750 watch is made in Germany, and available exclusively online at CB750four.us, and sells for EUR 119 (about $130 US).
Hello everyone and welcome once again to the Ultimate Motorcycling podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the BMW K 1600 GT. This is the sporty bagger version of BMW’s K series of machines, those are the models with the awesome 6-cylinder engine. The GT has been given a little makeover for 2023, and Nic gives us his take.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my all time heroes—three-time World Champion racer ‘fast’ Freddie Spencer. I’ll do my best not to come off as too much of a fanboy here, but frankly it’ll be tough!
In my humble opinion, Spencer is a contender for the GOAT—greatest of all time. Sure, his career was a little shorter than some, and his number of championships falls behind the likes of Lawson, Doohan, Rossi, and of course Marquez. But at the time, Freddie literally changed the way motorcycles were ridden. 30 years before Marc Marquez, Freddie was able to push the front wheel into a slide, corner after corner, lap after lap in order to get the bike turned faster than anyone else. Freddie took completely different lines and was able to get on the throttle so early he could out accelerate anyone off a corner.
In the modern era, of course Freddie is the chairman of the FIM MotoGP Stewards panel. This is the panel of referees for all three classes of Grand prix racing. I talked to Freddie about his task there, and although for contractual reasons with Dorna and the FIM he cannot talk about specific riders, teams, or events, nevertheless his explanation of the job makes for interesting listening. It’s a tough job, and frankly I wouldn’t want to do it!
Actually—Ultimate Motorcycling is giving away five copies of the book—signed by Freddie himself—to the first five listeners who contact us with the correct answer to the question: How many national AMA championships did Freddie win, and which years were they?
Please email your answers to email@example.com and we will contact the winners and send you a signed copy of Feel. Those five winners will be announced on a future episode. Unfortunately for legal reasons this offer is ONLY open to US residents.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!