THE HONDA CR 750 WEB SITE
in Japan. Toshihiko concentrates on Classic Racing Lightweight
and Ultra-lightweight machines and his page is a delight.
He wishes to share pictures of larger capacity classic
racing motorcycles with us through the Australian based
Classic Motorcycling Lump Proof Connection!
a Japanese based CR750 which has appeared at Suzuka. Page 3 has some
pics of CR750s in Australia as well as pics of the historic win for
Honda at Daytona in 1970. Page 4 has a series of pics of a US based CR750.
Honda built the CR750 to race at Daytona in 1970 (ed. Patrick Delli has written to advise:
the CR750 first came out in France of all places for the sept 1969 Bol d'Or 24 hour race which they won. Honda brought over 3 full works bikes with a majority of items made out of magnesium, easily spotted on photos by their blackish appearance, including: forks sliders, calipers, Keihin carbs, rear brakes, crankcases.
As a thank you for the help to win that race, they left one with the importer to race in the 70 season in endurance races and it's still in France to this day in a private collection, minus its original crankcases that didn't survive the racing...)
The real racing
Honda sold a limited number of CR kits for the Honda CB750 for
Also included were four open megaphones, rear sets, racing seat,
The standard frame was used contributing to a quite hefty racing
© 1997 Murray