Honda CB750 Review from Canada

1978 Honda CB750

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1600 kilometres
Most recent distance98000 kilometres

Summary:

A very reliable machine

Faults:

In the past 26 years that I've owned this bike, I've replaced the clutch cable, re-upholstered the seat once, replaced the front fork seals and fluid once, replaced the tach cable seal to the valve cover, and finally in 2004, had an engine job (honed the cylinders, replaced rings, reseated valves, replaced valve seals, gaskets and O-rings, and cleaned the carbs). Once this was done, there was noticeably more "zip".

General Comments:

Other than the above, it's been just the regular maintenance (oil, filters, spark plugs, fuses, battery, etc.), and replaced each of the 4 exhaust pipes at least once (They used to rust out more quickly when we used to be able to purchase leaded gas). The bike is relatively easy to work on.

This has been a great bike to own, and outfitted with a Windjammer fairing & Vetter bags and trunk, it's been a lot of fun to drive on short or long trips.

Here on the east coast of Canada, I can usually take it out in March, then store it away in November.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review