Darling Motorcycle Works

1979 Honda CB750F

They said it couldn't be done. They said there was absolutely no way in hell that a motorcycle could really handle with an inline four-cylinder engine sitting upright across its midsection. A four is too big, too heavy and too wide, they said. It has to mount too high in the chassis, they said.

But they were wrong. And the Honda CB750F—powered by one of those dreaded four-cylinder engines—is proof that they were wrong.

The new CB750F that emerged from Soichiro’s fun factory in ’79 was in every way a giant leap ahead of the old CB and a half-step ahead of everyone else’s 750s. Welcome the twin-cam, four-valve CB750F. 

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