Honda CB750-4 metal wall sign
Transverse four | SOHC | 736cc | 5-speed | Four pipe
Size: 300mm x 400mm
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
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IT'S GOTTA BE RIGHT
We only sell signs that we
hang on our own walls. If you have a problem with anything you buy from Sump, tell us and we'll sort it out. Pronto.
No fuss. No arguments.
The UK arrival of the Honda 750-4 was a shock to the British Motorcycle Industry. Yes, it was well known that the bike had been in development and was on the way. But the 3D reality of the machine was a long way ahead of the preconceptions, and even the most hardened "Jap crap" critics had to rapidly adjust to the fact that the bike was nothing less than a game changer.
The first 736cc CB750—variously called the CB750-4 or CB750-Four—landed in the UK in 1969. This air-cooled, SOHC, transverse, 5-speed, four-carb, four-pipe multi retailed at just £695/$1,495 (around 10 - 20 percent more* than the most comparable British rivals) and it quickly proved itself to be fast, reliable, smooth, well-mannered and oil-tight. The power was rated by Honda at 68hp @ 8,500rpm. Torque was a claimed 44 lb-ft (60 Nm) @ 7000rpm. The engine dimensions were a slightly under-square 61mm x 63mm.
Wheels are 3.25" x 19" front, and 4.00" x 18" rear. The front fork is telescopic. The rear suspension is a conventional twin shock/damper arrangement.
High speed handling (up to 120mph) wasn't the bike's selling point. The Japanese were a long way from introducing what most Brit riders felt was a solid and predictable chassis. But the fact that the CB featured a hydraulic disc front brake—unheard of on a British production bike—gave it an extra edge in the showrooms.
So okay, that brake lacked feel and was apt to lose its grip in heavy rain unless it was handled correctly. But it was clearly the future, and the Brits (with their rival Triumph Tridents, Norton Commandos and Royal Enfield Interceptors) had to do a lot of catching up.
When new, the finish looked impressive with oodles of chromium plate. But regular upkeep/waxing was needed to stop the rust flowering.
Standard equipment included a speedometer, rev-counter, indicators and a centre stand.
The CB750 was kept on the boil for the next four decades, albeit subject to constant revision and improvement. And overall, the bike got better and better. But it's naturally the very early ones that have that extra cachet.
The CB designation was retained until 2003, by the way. And the original 1969 SOHC engines became DOHC in 1978.
Various supporting appellations were applied to the model such as Nighthawk, Custom and Hondamatic.
The numerical designations of the earlier models ranged from K0 - K8; F to F3, and A to A3. And there are more designations; too complicated to go into here.
Our metal wall sign is an overdue nod to the legend-in-its-own-lifetime Honda CB750-4.
The size of this sign is a generous 300mm x 400mm, which is roughly the size of two A4 sheets of paper. The signs are printed direct to metal in the traditional way. The price is £14.99.
Will you like it when you see it? We think so. If we didn't, we wouldn't be flogging 'em.
We package these signs as well as we reasonably can, and we despatch as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours of ordering, and very rarely longer than 2-3 days if stock has run out and needs to be re-supplied).
Either way, we'll keep you posted. And if for any reason we can't supply your sign, we'll tell you without unnecessary delay and will refund your money in full.
And remember this if you will:
We don't sell anything that we don't hang in our own garages.
* Note that there's some confusion about the Honda 750-4 launch price in the UK, notably when compared to the price of the rival Triumph Trident. We're currently trying to get a definitive answer, but some accounts claim that the Honda, at £695, was cheaper than the T150 Trident. However, we've also seen much evidence than the Trident was actually priced at £641. Any clarification of this will be appreciated.
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