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The first motorcycle from Honda, the A-Type, was introduced in 1947. Purists insists it wasn’t official because the company itself wasn’t founded yet. So in 1949 — after Honda was officially branded — the manufacturer released the Dream D, the first bike with the Honda brand. The D came with a whopping 98cc and a dynamic horsepower of three. (Yes, we said three.)
It wouldn’t be until the late 50s that Honda would become a leader for motorcycles. That was when they released the C100 Super Cub. Up to that point in history, it was the most successful motorcycle ever. Over the decades, the company has produced some of the classiest, most powerful machines on two wheels, including the CB750F, the XR75 and the CB750A (the first modern bike with auto trans). Along the way, there was the Scrambler, the S90 90, the Gold Wing, the Magna V65 and the Shadow. All dream machines. Even today.
Honda Enthusiasts Guide: 1959-1985 was designed for anyone that’s considered buying one of these classic bikes and wants to investigate the most affordable and practical ways to manage a Honda motorcycle restoration. It provides the pros and cons that a potential owner needs to take into account before purchasing any specific Honda model produced between ‘59 and ‘85. Using general terms anyone can follow, you’ll read about year-to-year changes both specific (alterations to engines and fork) and general (body color and graphics). You’ll learn what you could end up spending on the bike and tools, what it takes to perform a Honda motorcycle restoration and what the value of that model will be when the project is successfully completed. The guide breaks down processes and how much effort will have to go into finding parts. There are sections on where to go about finding the bike you want and whether you can perform tasks yourself or you’re better off farming them out.
So let’s stop drooling over that 1970 Honda CT70 Trail, wondering if buying it would leave you penniless, but cool. With the Honda Enthusiasts Guide: 1959-1985, you’ll have an encyclopedia about the bike, a Honda motorcycle restoration and know what it takes to get on the road cruising like Brando in Rebel Without a Cause.
Refer to the SPECIFICATIONS TAB for a sample page about the Honda CB750.
Subject: 1959-1985 Honda Motorcycle Enthusiast Guide by Doug Mitchel
| ISBN-10: 1935828851 | ISBN-13: 9781935828853 | Wolfgang Publications WP885