Honda CBX750

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Honda CBX750
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Also calledCBX750E, CBX750F, CBX750G, CBX750P
Parent companyHonda
Production1983–88, Police version until 2001
ClassSport touring
Engine747 cc (45.6 cu in) straight-4
Bore / stroke67 mm × 53 mm (2.6 in × 2.1 in)
Compression ratio9.3:1
Power52 kW (70 hp) @ 9,500 rpm (claimed)[1]
Ignition typeElectric start
Transmission6-speed, chain drive (shaft drive in police version)
Frame typeSteel tubular cradle
SuspensionFront: 38 mm
Rear: Pro-Link monoshock
BrakesFront:281 mm (11.1 in) dual discs 2-piston callipers
Rear: single disc 2-piston calliper
TiresFront: 110/90R16
Rear: 130/80R18
Fuel capacity22.0 l; 4.84 imp gal (5.81 US gal)
RelatedHonda CBX750P

The CBX750, or RC17 is a Honda motorcycle sold primarily in Europe, South Africa and Australia. Manufactured from 1984 to 1988, the CBX750 was developed from the CB750, in parallel with the VF750, a wholly new design. It is also used by motorcycle police in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Turkey, Gibraltar and Ireland.

The pre-1988 CBX750 had a 16-inch-diameter (410 mm) front wheel, which restricts replacement tire choice.

Police version[edit]

The Police Version, the CBX750P was kept in production until 1994.

CBX 750 Hong Kong police model

The CBX750P is based on a Japanese CB750SC "Horizon". Which is like a CB750SC/CB700SC Nighthawk S, but with an 18-inch front wheel and shaft drive. Unlike the Honda CB700SC, the CBX750P uses a slipper clutch (back-torque limiter) and diaphragm spring to engage clutch.

Similarities between the CBX750P and the CBX750, other than the name, end at them sharing most of the engine parts.

The motorcycle also has four safety guards (two on each side), a meter-stop option (to record top speed), loud speakers, and no fuel gauge.

An Garda Síochána (Irish Nation Police) Traffic Corps section used the CBX750P in two generations. The only difference being that the second generation had a extendable rear blue flashing light on a pole. The CBX replaced BMW K75's and Kawasaki GT750's from 1984. It is reported that Honda restarted the production line in 1997 to fulfil an order from the Irish Police. In Ireland they began to be replaced from 1998 with the Honda ST1100 (Pan European) with the last being retired in 2002.

At least two were still in use in Gibraltar in 2016.


Honda CBX 750 F2
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Also calledCBX 750 FII
ClassSport touring
Engine747 cc (45.6 cu in) straight-4
Transmission6-speed, chain drive
BrakesFront: dual discs 2 piston callipers
Rear: single disc
TiresFront: 110/90R16
Rear: 130/80R18
Fuel capacity22.0 l; 4.84 imp gal (5.81 US gal)

The CBX 750 F2 (Also CBX 750 FII) is a Honda motorcycle sold primarily in Europe, Brazil and Japan. The CBX 750 F2 was developed from the CBX750, in parallel with the VF750. Until today, many spare parts can be ordered directly from Brazil.


  1. ^ "Honda CBX750". Carole Nash. June 20, 2008. Retrieved August 3, 2018.

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