If there ever was a ‘literary’ motorcycle, this is it. When Robert M. Pirsig took the trip that inspired Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, his (unnamed) steed was a 1964 Honda CB77. This 28hp, 305cc twin enjoyed a six-year production run from 1961 onwards, and was occasionally known as the ‘Superhawk’ or ‘Honda 305’. It tends to inspire passion from its owners: it’s a robust and well-made motorbike, and was spritely for its day. Scott Pargett, an art director from San Francisco, is chronicling his CB77 restoration on Flickr.
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