Project CB750 Cafe Racer
As much as I like the original british and italian cafe racer motorcycles, they are hard to come by and are too expensive for me. With a limited budget, I can certainly make a cafe racer out of a Honda CB750! Considered by many as the first Superbike, it would be an excellent platform for a cafe racer.
|engine||stroke 736cc SOHC inline 4 cylinder|
|bore x stroke||61mm x 63mm|
|max power||67hp @ 8000rpm|
|starter||electric & kick|
|carburetor||4 28mm Keihin|
|frame||double cradle steel tube|
|brakes (f)||single piston disc|
My first cafe racer project starts with a purchase of a 1973 CB750 K3 with just over 20k miles. Purchase price was $300 from a guy that was just using it around his ranch.
It actually starts right up! As soon as I unloaded it from my truck, I took it for a spin around the cul-de-sac. That's when I found out that the front brakes don't work!