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1976 Honda CB750 from Lossa Engineering

I’ve posted several Lossa Engineering bikes in the past, and this is probably my least favorite of the ones that have been auctioned off on eBay. Overall, it is a nicely done cafe racer of sorts, but I think the style just isn’t my cup of tea.

Likes: I love all the detail work on the mechanicals. The drilled sprocket cover and shifter are a great touch. The double front discs are well done. The exhaust is unique and cool looking. The street tracker tail section is always nice to see, and I like the dual taillight treatment. And all the powder coating and nickel plating looks really good.

Dislikes: The upside down superbike bars. The paint job (personal taste, ymmv). That funky sprocket cover on the rear wheel. And the Pirelli Scorpion A/T tires (I had them on my KTM :-/ ).

There are lots more pictures and more info on the build and parts on eBay if you’re interested. I doubt this bike is going to meet reserve, though, as there are only 20 hours left and the price is only about $2K at this time. I think if you look at some of the other Lossa bikes that I’ve posted or on their website, you’ll see that this CB750 is a bit different in direction from most of the other bikes to come out of the shop. I’m sure this one will find a home, but it might not be quite as easy as with a more classically-styled builds…

Honda CB750 1976 Lossa Cafe Racer 01
Honda CB750 1976 Lossa Cafe Racer 02
Honda CB750 1976 Lossa Cafe Racer 03
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Honda CB750 1976 Lossa Cafe Racer 05
Honda CB750 1976 Lossa Cafe Racer 06

1976 Honda CB400F Super Sport

There have been bikes I have posted before where I have implored everyone who might possibly buy the bike not to modify the bike. This is another one of those motorcycles. I don’t know if the 298.7 miles that the odometer shows are the true miles, but it is either true or the restoration job is masterful. Check out the pictures as there isn’t much to say about this bike given its stock condition.

There are about 17 hours left in the auction, and the price is approaching $5K with 22 bidders. This is a nice bike that could very easily end up in someone’s never-ridden collection, but I hope I see it up at Alice’s Restaurant or the Rock Store some time…

Honda CB400F Super Sport 1976 01
Honda CB400F Super Sport 1976 02
Honda CB400F Super Sport 1976 03
Honda CB400F Super Sport 1976 04
Honda CB400F Super Sport 1976 05

1974 Honda CB750 Project Bike

“Hey, Billy Jack!”

“Hi, Frank. How you doing?”

“Just great. You know that CB750 I picked up last month?” asked Billy Jack.

“Yeah,” said Frank, rubbing his chin.

“I’m gonna add on some new suspension parts from that old CBR I’ve got sitting in the shed. It’ll be wicked cool!”

“You sure you wanna do that?” Frank asked. Silence greeted his question…

Honda CB750 1974 Cafe Racer Project 01
Honda CB750 1974 Cafe Racer Project 02
Honda CB750 1974 Cafe Racer Project 03Honda CB750 1974 Cafe Racer Project 04

1975 Honda CB200T Cafe Racer

When I first saw this bike on eBay, I was instantly drawn to it. The picture was kind of small, and the bike definitely passed the 10 foot test. But the more I think about it, and the more I look at all of the pictures, the less impressed I am. I’m not a huge fan of the seat-sitting-on-top-of-the-subframe-rails look, and the clip-on area is quite busy, but not much is accomplished there. However, it does come pre-numbered if track days are your thing.

Interestingly enough, the seller will combo-pack this bike with a CB350 cafe racer done up in a similar manner if the buyer wants (see the last picture I posted). Overall, it is a somewhat decent cafe racer that just needs some finishing up to be, well, better than its current state. And maybe the protuding pod filters could be ditched in favor of something that looks a little less street-tracker.

Honda CB200 1975 CR 01
Honda CB200 1975 CR 02
Honda CB200 1975 CR 03
Honda CB200 1975 CR 04
Honda CB200 1975 CR 05
Honda CB200 1975 CR 06