The most desirable Honda of all of the single overhead cam models is this, the 1969 CB750K0. What sets the K0 apart from the later models is the sand cast engine parts. We contacted Frank Kellond who owns Motorcycles Unlimited to get some more information on this superb example that he’s selling.
Frank filled us in “This example is frame number 4087 out of a run of 7414 sand casts making this one of the rare production models probably built in the 3rd or 4th week of production. On the first 7414 CB750s, the crankcases, head, barrels and sump were all cast in sand moulds. This gave the cases a rough feel appearance, why this was done, nobody really knows, our guess is because the die-cast tooling wasn’t ready in April 1969, in fact it wasn’t until September 1969 that the first die-cast bike number 7415 rolled of the production line”.
This is a very early model that’s been fully restored. Those who know their K0s from their K1s will be spying at the photographs to check the other K0 ingredients are present and correct, thankfully they are.
Frank pointed them out for us “The motorcycle still has the ultra rare ‘2 hole air-box, bootless master cylinder, early wrinkle tank, rolled rear rim, Sunken seat with tail fin, sunken key and ignition switch. There’s plenty more original parts to get the Honda anorak fan hot under the collar. These include the finless oil filter housing and the ultra rare 5mm throttle cable.
Most of these parts get lost from these bikes over the years, but fortunately this one has retained the lot. Also fitted is a brand new set of Japanese pipes that are totally correct for this model”.
Frank knows this model and this particular bike inside out, that’s because he restored this one himself.
Frank talked us through it “There’s been no expense spared, it’s been fully road tested and rides like a dream. The engine has been checked and overhauled, the carbs, forks, wheels etc etc have been refurbished. The motorcycle runs and rides like it looks, superb”.
The bike is now up for sale, asking price is £30,000, it also comes with a new battery, 12 months MOT, and is UK road registered.
Here are the frame and engine numbers for those who wish to know, Frame No: CB750***4087 and Engine No: CB750E***3635 which is 100% correct as from when the motorcycle left the Honda factory in Japan. Recently imported from the State Of Minnesota USA.
Frank knows his classic bikes and this is the fifth sand cast that he’s had recently in the last year or so. Frank informed us they all sold for similar money to this one. He also left us with this information “It’s ready to ride or show, or just to keep as a guaranteed investment. You know and I know that they will only go one way from here and that’s up and up in value like other bonafide classics.
Part exchange welcome, delivery anywhere for an extra fee! It comes complete with all documents V5c etc. Original genuine Honda toolkit complete with the double box spanner and red handled screw driver + original pouch.