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celebration to mark launch of groundbreaking CB750

The forthcoming 50th anniversary of the world’s first superbike, the Honda CB750 Four, is attracting growing interest and participation, according to the David Silver Honda Collection museum.

The museum is holding a special celebration on Saturday 29 September to mark the bike’s launch in October 1968 at the Tokyo Motor Show.

“The iconic Honda model set many new standards in the world of motorcycling, creating the term superbike and pathing the way for many multi-cylinder bikes that followed. More than 500,000 units of the SOHC 750cc 4-cylinder were produced during 1969 and throughout the 1970s,” said a museum spokesman.

The day is expected to attract huge numbers of CB750 machines and their owners and world renowned CB750 experts Vic World from California and John Wyatt from the UK have both confirmed their attendance. Both will join the expert judging panel for the various awards to be presented on the day.

Entries received to-date include:

  • From Norway, an original 1969 CB750 sandcast model of just one owner from new with over 620,000kms (385,000 miles) on the clock. (see our press release of 18th April)
  • The £161,000 CB750 pre-production model as purchased at auction this year.
  • John Wyatt’s CB750A Hondamatic, a unique Japan only version!
  • A very original CB750 Phil Read Replica with only 3,900 miles on the clock from new!
  • A 1969 Sandcast CB750 from California with 134,000 miles. Rebuilt but not restored!
  • Ex British Championship racer and Police motorcyclist Karen Wicks from Louth with her, owned from new, CB750-K2 that featured in TV series ‘Last of the Summer Wine’.  

Eight different awards are to be presented on the day and we are pleased to announce sponsorship by Bonhams Auctions, Hagerty Insurance and the VJMC.

Further details and entry forms are available online at or by calling David Silver Spares on 01728 833020.



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