Honda marks 50 years of Inline-Fours with Custom Specials at Wheels & Waves
Honda had twelve customized CB1000Rs from Spain, France, Switzerland and Italy on display the Wheels & Waves festival at Biarritz, France in June to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic CB750 - widely acknowledged as the world's first superbike.
"In 1969, the Honda CB750 was a revelation. Pushing the boundaries at every level, not only was it the first mass produced inline-four 750 cc motorcycle, but it was also the first production motorcycle with an electric start and a disc brake as standard.
"Originally developed for the American market, with an ultra-competitive price point of only $1,495, the CB750 set the tone for the next 50 years of motorcycling and is rightly heralded as the first 'Superbike'".
The CB1000R was chosen as the basis of the tribute as it is the current is the flagship of Honda's 'Neo Sports Café' family.