Phil Read Replicas: Honda CB750F2

Phil Read captured the TT Formula 1 title at the 1977 Isle of Man, and though the win was controversial, a Honda CB750F2 replica soon followed.

| May/June 2020


Honda CB750F2 Phil Read Replica

Engine: 736cc SOHC, 4-stroke air-cooled inline 4-cylinder, 61mm x 63mm bore and stroke, 9:1 compression ratio, 60hp @ 8,500rpm
Top speed: 125mph
Carburetion: Four Keihin 28mm
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh, chain drive
Electrics: Battery/dual point and coil, 12v AC generator
Frame/wheelbase: Steel duplex tube frame/59in (1,509mm)
Suspension: Telescopic front forks, swinging arm rear suspension with 5-way adjustable dual shocks
Brakes: Dual 10.8in (274mm) discs front, single 11.6in (295mm) disc rear
Tires: 3.25 x 19in front, 4 x 18in rear
Weight: 494lb (224kg) dry
Seat height: 31.6in (800mm)
Fuel capacity: 5gal (19ltr)

Phil Read captured the TT Formula 1 title at the 1977 Isle of Man campaigning a factory-prepared Honda CB750. The win, however, was somewhat controversial.

That’s because in 1972, Read was one of several Grand Prix racers who began boycotting the Isle of Man TT course as too dangerous.

In 1976, as a result of the boycott, the FIM declared the Isle of Man was no longer a part of the Grand Prix circuit.


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