Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Rep Power: 1
I had a 1978 SOHC CB750 F2 (Hondaline wheels, black motor, triple disc brakes) that I bought for $1000 in 2002. So 1977 wasn't the last year for the SOHC 750, and the price isn't that ridiculous. They are cool bikes but there are still a lot of them out there. When I went from a Shadow 500 (my first bike) to a 25 year-old CB750, I thought it was the coolest, torquiest thing on earth. I have since learned that many other bikes make way more horsepower with way less weight, but I do love those things. They will stand up to a lot of abuse and look cool doing it.
1969 CB750 K1 -> approx. 60 hp, 500 lbs
2009 Sportster -> approx. 60 hp, 550 lbs
So Harley is only about 40 years behind Honda - they are actually catching up, because that CB750 was about 50 years ahead of HD when it came out.