CRD #9: 1980 Honda CB750

1980 Honda CB750
Whenever I see a Honda CB750 in the metal, I’m always surprised at how big it is. In photographs, Honda’s iconic inline four always seems slim and sleek. So I’d love to throw a leg over this 1980 CB750 KZ, the latest custom from Cafe Racer Dreams. Nicknamed “Brownie”, it’s a CB750 on a diet. The Spanish builder’s changes are relatively small and conservative, but well-judged—this is the second bike they’ve modified in this style, and it’s becoming a signature look. Power gets a boost from Keihin carbs, free-flowing filters and a custom exhaust system. At the back are Hagon shocks, and up front are Renthal Ultra Low bars. The electrics have been simplified and the ignition key unit has been relocated to underneath the tank on the right-hand side. That supremely glossy tank is a stock item, cut down, and of course the side covers have gone: the battery is now hidden away in a small custom-made aluminum box. It’s this new space under the custom seat that’s helped the CB750 to shed a lot of visual weight. The brown, gold and black color scheme is low-key but luxurious, like a fine piece of leatherwork. I’m sold, but unfortunately, so is this bike. Check out the stylish Cafe Racer Dreams website for more of these gorgeous machines.

1980 Honda CB750
1980 Honda CB750
1980 Honda CB750
1980 Honda CB750
1980 Honda CB750