There are a lot of Honda CB750s around which makes sense because Honda sold so many of them. What makes these earlier models so special is they represent the bike that changed everything. You can look at motorcycles as before the CB750 and after, it was an overnight sensation and all of the other manufacturers around the world had to respond. The British, had nothing and their lineups were instantly obsolete. The Harley Davidson Sportster went from muscle bike to bar hopper. It was an incredible transition and it hasn’t been the same since. If you would like to ride a nice example, here’s an unrestored, low mileage 1973 model that’s in really nice shape.
This bike was part of the collection in the Motorcycle and Model Railroad Museum of Wisconsin (that’s a pretty interesting combination for a museum) and has accumulated only 6852 miles since new, for a ’73, that’s really low. Everything, the chrome, paint, seat and tires are all very nice according to the seller and the photos seem to agree. It might not be a perfect show bike, but it would certainly be a very nice one to have to find out what all the fuss was about when these were first introduced. They rode it from Wisconsin to Vintage Motorcycle Days in Ohio so it’s roadworthy and like some of the other bikes we’ve had here, it fits nicely into the affordable collectible category.
It’s probably not a stretch to say most motorcycle enthusiasts should own a CB750 at least once for a little while. You might find it so much to your liking you’ll buy it and keep it and then pass it on to another rider who would appreciate this unassuming yet groundbreaking bike as much as you did. You know what they used to say, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” Find out if it’s still true, this one’s on eBay.