The CB750A was introduced into the US market in 1976. This model was aimed at new riders and people who used their motorcycle as a commuter vehicle. The ease of a two-speed clutch-less transmission mated to a detuned 750cc SOHC/4 engine was envisioned as ideally suited to the burgeoning US motorcycle market. After somewhat lackluster sales, Honda dropped this model in 1978 in favor of a smaller, 400cc model targeted at this demographic. Unfortunately, that model also never sold well and the smaller Hondamatic went out of production in 1981.
|1977 A1 (Japan: EARA)||4-2 exhaust|
|1978 A2||Comstar 5-spoke wheels|
|Model Year||Model Number||Production Dates||Engine#||Frame#|
|1976||CB750A||Dec 1975 - Sept 1976||E7000001||7000001|
|1977||CB750A1||Sept 1976 - May 1977||E7100001||7100001|
|1978||CB750A2||May - Oct 1977||E7200001||7200001|
The 1976 CB750A was available in two colors, Muscat Green Metallic and Candy Antares Red. This model featured a 4-into-1 exhaust borrowed from the Super Sport 750’s, wire spoke wheels. The two speed automatic transmission featured a fluid torque converter.
The 1977 model year bike was available in two colors, Candy Sword Blue and Candy Presto Red. Gold pinstripes were added to the tank and side covers. The exhaust was changed to a 4-into-2 style and the seat was re-contoured. All other elements of the bike remained unchanged from the previous model.
For the final model year, the CB750A was again available in red and blue, this time the colors being Candy Alpha Red and Candy Polaris Blue. The only other significant change was the addition of Honda’s Comstar alloy wheels.