Honda CB750 K7 1978
This is a 1978 Honda CB750 K7 in Excel Black showing just less than 18,000 miles on the clock. It is in very good overall condition and still retains the original genuine exhausts. Being a 1978 bike this would have been one of the last K7s and therefore one of the last SOHC Honda 750s.
It was still being enjoyed by its previous owner in the US when we bought it and benefits from a recently fitted new rear tyre, chain and sprockets. It runs well and could be restored, though we would leave it as original, or simply registered and enjoyed as it is. Everything about it suggests it has been cared for during its life to date.
The K7 variant of the venerable CB750 series became the last of the single overhead cam 750 bikes made by Honda. The subsequent double overhead cam CB750 (slightly confusingly called the CB750K) brought in a new era of Honda 750 bikes and was quite different in style and riding.
The Honda CB750 was made between 1969 and 1984 with the K7 appearing in 1977 and 1978. The K7 was available in Candy Alpha Red or Excel Black with most bikers preferring the black. Sharing the same motor as all the previous CB750s the performance was, of course, pretty much the same with the 67 bhp motor producing a top speed of around 124 mph.
As before, 4 carburettors fed the motor and stopping was provided by a single disc up front and a drum at the rear. Weighing in at over 400 lbs the bike had lost none of its weight and, if anything, looked slightly larger than its predecessors. This is probably accounted for by the wider exhaust pipes of which there are four in line with the previous K series of bikes and also the placing of the front indicators lower down the forks.
These bikes can be found at slightly lower prices than the previous K series bikes for the equivalent condition which makes them more affordable yet still offering the iconic single overhead cam motor. That said, they have started to become more popular now so that price differential may fade with time.