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Old 19th July 2007, 11:51   #1
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According to rumours on the net ( Motorcycle Daily , MCN New Honda CB750 rumoured) , Honda is looking at making a modern version of one of the greatest bikes ever : the CB 750.

Honda seem to have thought about it seeing the latest success of the retro Bonneville from Triumph. The engine of the bike is already up (in Japan) and the bike will most probably be seen at the Tokyo Motor Show in October
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Old 19th July 2007, 14:28   #2
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will be nice to see a legend on the road again.

hey bunny, Seen a CBX1000 Inline 6 at the Bahrain motor show and the Masala is sexy. Just want to admire that engine and those lovely pipes.
the 750 looks better organised though. the 1000 has a massive block - sure will need frame sliders.

so we will get to see Nighthawk again i guess!!!

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Old 19th July 2007, 14:56   #3
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CBX 1000... one of my fav. Little know fact : its one of the only 3 six-cylinder bikes which went into a major production. the other two were the kawasaki 1300 and benelli sei
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CBX 1000... one of my fav. Little know fact : its one of the only 3 six-cylinder bikes which went into a major production. the other two were the kawasaki 1300 and benelli sei
Aren't you forgetting the Honda Goldwing? It's been sold with the flat six engine ever since 1988.
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oops. i meant main-stream city bikes from that time..even suzuki/honda had such bikes for racing...Yeah the big momma - goldwing
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And the Valkyrie / Rune and the Rocket III for that matter
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Valkyrie & Rune are made on the same chassis as the Goldwing and share the engine. The Rocket is an inline triple.
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Have seen a CBX 750 at Top gear, K.R.Road. I went drool, would be awesome if spares would be available for the previous models.
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OOPS ...............................
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Old 19th July 2007, 18:51   #10
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But still i feels instead of inlines V always rocks and future is V, Honda had nice range of V twins and 4's but due to some burned cams and highly complicated engines they failed to do in 80's (VF500F, VF750F,VF1000F, VFR's from 400-500) now with VFR's from 750-800, VT's,VTX's,VTR's are they are trying to come up.
Mind it VF1000F generates 118 BHP compared to CBX1000 even after having just 4 cylenders.
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I rode one when I was in UK(belonged to aqw TBHPian). It was damn heavy. Waiting for him to post reviews about it
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I don't think it'll be a huge hit as the original... because the original CB750 was a landmark motorcycle in the history of production motorcycles. First production motorcycle to come with a multi cylinder (read that as more than 2 jugs) and a disk brake and with everyday reliability.

There are already two Japanese retro machines in the market that i can remember they are Kawasaki ZRX1200 and the Honda CB1300.

I had a 78 model F series CB750 SOHC, and that was my first proper motorcycle that i owned. It was pretty heavy at 245 kilos and power was not so great compared to the modern machines with only 68somethingBHP but that engine had a locomotive like torque on tap. The company says it'll do 120mph tops i took it to around 95mph (couldn't tolerate the 'chilled' wind blast) but she still had enough left in the throttle. The motor was very under stressed and gave the rider a feeling like it could go on and on and on.. like the feeling that you get when u ride a Bullet at 60-80kmph; difference being you'll be traveling at almost double the speed on the CB.

When i bought the bike it had done around 60000miles on the odo. And still ran fine but with a bit of smoke. When we opened the engine i was surprised to find that the pistons were std size! Speaks a lot about the Honda engineering.
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Sankar that CB is still with you or sold?
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No i dont have it now.
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