The Honda CB750 Four: Classic for the Masses

With its four-cylinder transverse engine, the Honda CB750 was a big hit with the public at its introduction in 1968 and has since become a collector favorite.

sandcast and diecast Honda CB750 engines displayed side by side
An estimated 7,414 sandcast CB750 engines were made, making them the Holy Grail of early CB's and the most valuable. The difference in finish of a sandcast engine from a diecast is obvious.
Photo by Richard Backus