Page Two: A Little History and Other Stuff;
Some of the major Honda motorcycles which impacted the sport!
Honda has been a significant innovator in the history of the sport. They have also been a major winner in various types of competition. To be known for sturdy and reliable bikes over the decades is not an easy accomplishment!
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Below are a few of the most important Hondas:
The 1965 CB 450 was a very modern bike for it's day. Although exotic in design, it didn't quite meet the espectations of the big bike buyer of the day!
The 305 Super Hawk was faster than many British 500's of the day.
The first 450 was called the "Black Bomber." This first "big" Honda did not quite reach expectations.
The first Gold Wing was introduced in 1975 to forever change the serious sport touring bike.
The CB750F was the second 12 second quarter mile bike sold in America.
The first Goldwing (1975) was a 1000cc flat four. The motorcycle was a "super bike" in the arena of performance. There was only one other commonly available motorcycle which was faster!
The mighty CBX was not the first six cylinder bike built but was the most refined. Produced from 1978 to 1982, the 1000cc bike was fast, reliable, and is now very collectable.
The 1100 was very fast and reliable if carefully maintained!
When Cycle World tested the CBX in 1979 it ran the quarter mile in 11.36 seconds. Cycle magazine recorded 11.55 @117mph. These figures are still fast for today.
When the CBR900RR was first introduced, it set a new standard. The first CBR redefined the sport bike market and all other manufacturers followed.