1962 Honda CB77 Superhawk - Warm Up & Walkaround
I thought I'd shoot a quick walk around of my 1962 Honda CB77 Superhawk
that I restored. I had just finished fabricating a brand new pair of
British Amal 626 MKI concentric carbs to replace the last weak link in the
restoration, the overly worn out and irreplaceable Keihin carbs. I was in
the midst of re-warming up the (very cold blooded) bike, setting proper
idle, etc. throughout the tuning process.
The Exhaust is a real beast. The
overrun at 6k rpm under load still gives me chills going through a tunnel.
If you want to enjoy the sound this bike makes, you'll have to throw a pair
of headphones on.
Just before filming this I had finished riding her from Sacramento, CA to
Seattle, WA and back along the Pacific coast, 2,500 miles in 5 days.
I have to say, restoring this bike was a real challenge. Anything that
could have needed replacement or repair, did. 50 years of neglect and abuse
can really take it's toll on a machine. But now, it's better than every and
I'm happy and proud of both the journey and end result. This is a machine
you can't walk into a anywhere it buy. It's paid for with blood, sweat, and
most importantly patience. More photos of the bike here:
1965 HONDA 305 CL77 SCRAMBLER - Riding with the 'Snuffs' open
The 1965 Honda CL77 was the first year that Scramblers had the 305 engine.
They also retained several characteristics from the earlier CL72 Scramblers
including: seamless gas tank, small brakes, painted steel front fork down
tubes, metal front foot pegs, slotted chain guard, square rear sprocket
hub, removable 2 into 1 muffler and a small tail light.
RACING HONDA CL72 CL77 SCRAMBLERS BACK IN THE 60s
The Honda CL72 (250) Scrambler, introduced in 1962, launched a new category
of dual-purpose motorcycle. It had a sturdy cradle frame, increased ground
clearance, upswept Exhaust, and larger
The first real test for the Scrambler came in March 1962 when Dave Ekins, a
pioneering off-road racer and Bill Robertson, a Honda dealer, set the 1000
mile Tijuana-to-La Paz, Mexico record riding Honda CL72 Scramblers.
It wasn't long before Scramblers were being modified for racing.
Aftermarket race parts were soon available.
While maybe not the fastest of race bikes, the Honda Scrambler did make its
mark, all while being one of the best looking and sounding bikes on the
Motorcycle Briefcase made by Honda!!!
I think Tony Stark has one of these as well.
mykarz: "...those scooters actually came as an optional accessory with i
think it was a civic or accord in like 82-83. They were built to
specifically fit in the trunk of that car, which is pretty cool in my
opinion. Only however many cars that were sold in that time span that
had those scooters added, are how many of those that exist. Its a super
rare little scooter, so you're lucky to see one."
2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner
Honda Motorcycles of Europe announced a new 2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner.
The Crossrunner, available in the European market, offers an Adventure
Touring riding position, along with a wide-handlebar and longer travel
suspension. The 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner boasts a host of improvements,
which are the first major changes to the bike since it went on sale in
2011. Revisions include more power from the 800cc V4 engine, increased
suspension travel and new sharper adventure styling. Full LED lighting
(headlight, taillight and turn signals) provides a more modern appearance.
The Crossrunner also gets the traction control system from the bigger
Crosstourer model, which Honda calls its Selectable Torque Control System
(S-TCS). he new VFR800X offers adjustable seat height, with two height
options to accommodate riders of different sizes. At the heart of the
machine remains its VTEC-equipped 90° V4 DOHC 16-valve engine, originally
adapted from the VFR800 Sport Tourer. The VFR800X Crossrunner now offers
increased low and mid-range torque. Peak power has increased from 100 hp
(75kW) @ 10,000 rpm to 105 (78kW) @ 10,250 rpm. The improved power,
increased suspension travel and additional standard equipment should make
the Crossrunner a more competitive option in the middle-weight adventure