Here is the long awaited tribute to the iconic CB-F Superbike, a restomod style with updated suspension, wheels, and exhaust, while staying true to the heritage.
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The iconic Honda CB-F Superbike, transformed from a 65-horsepower CB750F to a 130-horsepower racer in the imaginations and workshops of Team Honda masterminds.
The tribute includes mods such as cams chains, guide, and AHM tensioner from Vince and Hyde Racing, billet AHM triple clamps by Zanzani, Marchesini wheels, JayGui performance exhaust, paintwork by John Connery Custom Paint (Toronto), decals by CBDecals, Nitro rearsets, OHLINS suspension, LSL handlebars, CRG mirrors, Brembo Brakes, Spiegler brake lines, Dyna 2000 ignition, and so much more.
Frames were gusseted. Steering geometry was optimized for 150-plus-mph speeds at fast tracks such as Daytona and Talladega. Hand-machined triple-clamps held stout, heavily modified Gold Wing forks. Swingarms took on the look of suspension bridges. Freddie Spencer would win three races in 1980, bring the Honda home first at Elkhart Lake, Loudon and Laguna Seca. In 1981, Spencer would win the year-end Daytona National, along with Talladega and Pocono.
A steepening learning curve, the most impressive team in the paddock and steady improvements to the motorcycle put Freddie second in the 1981 Superbike points chase—10 points adrift of another kid named Eddie Lawson. Freddie’s teammate Mike Spencer ended the season fourth after two second-place finishes.
A year later, the CB900F replaced the venerable CB750F as the basis for Honda’s 1982 Superbike program, powering an increasingly dominant Freddie Spencer to a season-opening Daytona Superbike win before he marched off to Europe for the Grand Prix wars. Team Honda created a new short-stroke engine with a CB750 crankshaft for use on long, fast tracks where the bike could use its full 145-horsepower, 12,000-rpm potential. Honda had never been more serious about Superbike racing, and it showed. Mike Baldwin romped to three race wins and came in second in the points standings, followed by teammate Steve Wise in fifth.