That the first CB750 of 1969 was a seminal machine is undisputed. With a 736cc SOHC transverse four engine and a front disc brake it was hailed by the press as ‘the most sophisticated production bike ever’ and ‘a masterpiece’, and the term ‘superbike’ was coined to describe it.
Following the original CB750K0 model, the K1 was produced from September 1970 and replaced by the K2 in 1971 in the US and in 1973 elsewhere. With around 77,000 built, the K1 proved to be the most popular of all the 16 different SOHC CB750 models produced up until 1978.
This unrestored and totally original 1973 K1 is in good overall condition. Finished in metallic brown, it still has all its correct parts including the 4-into-4 exhaust system (with heat shields), seat, mudguards, handlebars, footrests, fork gaiters – indeed everything that was so often altered or removed back in the day.
A truly iconic bike of the 1970s, this example comes to the sale with Italian papers.