Honda CB550F Super Sport

Honda introduced its CB550 series in 1974 as mid-sized alternative to the Honda CB750 – the bike for which the moniker “superbike” was invented. Being the little brother to one of the most famous bikes of its generation has never been easy for the CB550, or the CB500 before it – and even today the…

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Lamachine Honda Bol d’Or CB900F

The Honda Bol d’Or was a version of the CB900F that was named after the famous French Bol d’Or motorcycle endurance race, Honda had won the race in 1969, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1981 – helping to put the Japanese marque on the map for performance motorcyclists in Europe and around the…

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Guy Martin’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Guy Martin is a down to earth motorcycle racer and truck mechanic who shot to worldwide fame in 2011 when the documentary Closer to the Edge was released – a film that followed the men and machines of the 2010 Isle of Man TT races – specifically Ian Hutchinson and Guy Martin. Martin has 15 podium…

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1984 Honda CB1100R

The Honda CB1100R was the first homologation special built by the Japanese marque, and it was only sold in markets where it was to be raced – Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Honda based the 1100R on the popular CB900F, it’s total capacity was increased to 1062cc and it maintained the same DOHC,…

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Original Honda CB750 Press Bike

The Honda CB750 was released in 1968 by the Japanese marque to fill a request from their distributors in the USA who had been asking for a larger capacity and much higher performance motorcycle with high levels of reliability, an electric start and the ability to compete directly with the larger capacity motorcycles from Britain,…

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Honda CX500 Scrambler

The Honda CX500 is a motorcycle that wasn’t all that well loved when its was first released. In some markets it was nicknamed the “plastic maggot” and after a 5 year production run Honda pulled the plug and moved focus onto its better selling inline-4s. More recently, the humble little CX500 has been going through…

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Honda Research & Development CB500R Racer

The 1970s were heady days for the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, they were taking on the established players in the United States, Germany, Italy and Britain – and they were winning hands down. Much of this success was due to the money that was being spent on research and development – the Japanese might not have…

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Honda CB900F Bol d’Or

The Honda CB900F Bol d’Or was essentially the next step up from the venerable and staggeringly successful CB750, a motorcycle that had almost single-handedly launched the high-performance, large capacity Japanese superbike on the world in 1969. Although it’s almost sacrilege in many circles to speak ill of the CB750 it did have one major caveat….

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Honda CB550 by Lossa Engineering

The Honda CB550 is a motorcycle that sits in the shadow of its larger sibling, the Honda CB750. Anyone who’s ridden both models will tell you that the CB550 feels quite different, and in stock trim the smaller engined bike tends to handle better – although the fact that I’ve just said that means I’m…

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James May’s Honda PS50

James May of Top Gear fame has been streamlining his personal collection over the past few months with former and future co-host Richard Hammond following his lead. May has already sold his Yamaha FS1-E and his 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera, and Hammond sold off his Triton and a number of other motorcycles in April this…

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