This amazing piece of seventies motorcycle history has just popped up on eBay with a starting bid of $16,000AUD. It’s one of only 300 Seeley Honda CB750’s produced between ’75 and ’78 and is in pristine condition for it’s age with only 22 miles showing on the clock!
Former sidecar racer Colin Seeley moved in to motorcycle design and engineering in the early sixties. By the early seventies his AJS and Matchless based motorcycles were highly regarded in professional racing circuits. In 1969 4 out of the 10 riders in the 1969 Isle of Mann were riding Seeley designed and manufactured motorcycles.
Seeley later moved on to working with Japanese made motorcycles and built the Suzuki T500 that Barry Sheene rode to victory at the British National Championships. Sheene was quoted as saying that the Seeley made Suzuki was the best handling motorcycle he had ever ridden.
The Seeley CB750 was a much sought after alternative to the standard Honda CB set up. The Seeley Honda was lighter, better looking (in some opinions) and faster. Capable of 130mph it was a force to be reckoned with out on the track and can still hold its own today. This particular Seeley Honda 750 was previously owned by Steve “Carpy” Carpenter of CB750cafe.com and was imported to Australia 4 years ago.
“Honda CB750 SOHC Seeley Cafe Racer 1 off 300 made worldwide between 1975-1978 this being frame number SH7-796. Its one of the last Colin Seeley cb750 bikes built in England. The bike is fitted with the big 5.5 gallon alloy tank with aircraft filler,solo cafe seat, Honda Britian fairing with twin cibie headlightsand finished in the factory white & red with hand painted CS logos. The special built frame & swingarm are made of Reynolds 531 chrome molybdenum tubes with bronze welds and genuine original paint (although its starting to show its age). The bike is fitted with an early K2 engine and has the early 5 bar head & runs like it should. Chrome Girling shocks, Seeley H/bars, original Avon tyres fitted on rare Campbray alloy wheels. Bike is also fitted with Seeley chrome 4 into 2 exhaust which gives an awesome sound. CB750 K1 gauges which are like new showing 22 miles.”