The 1968 pre-production Honda CB750 is one of just four built and fetched GBP 1,61,000 (around INR ₹ 1.45 crore) to become the most expensive Japanese motorcycle ever sold at auction. The bike was built for promotional purposes and was sent to Honda Great Britain in 1969 to be used for the UK launch of the then new CB750 model. The bike was first publicly shown in Europe at the Brighton Motorcycle show on April 5, 1969, and also appeared on the cover of the May 1969 issue of 'Motorcycle Mechanics'.
The bike, with frame number and engine number, CB750-2110, was sold at the H&H Classics auction organised at the British National Motorcycle Museum on March 4, 2018. The pre-production Honda CB750 was estimated by H&H Classics to sell for between GBP 35,000-40,000 before the sale, but a prolonged bidding contest saw the price soar to GBP 1,61,000.
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