Honda CBX750F (RC17) 1983-1984

1983 Honda CBX750F Sports Bike Specs, Features, Price & Pictures Gallery

On December 13th 1983, Honda Motor Co released the Honda CBX750F, a sports bike equipped with a new engine that achieves high performance, excellent maintainability, and economic efficiency with a compact and lightweight design.

Honda CBX750F (RC17)
Photo of Honda CBX750F (RC17) model year 1983-12-13.
Color: Black.

The Honda CBX750, or RC17 is a Honda motorcycle sold primarily in Europe, South Africa and Australia. Manufactured from 1984 to 1988, the CBX750 was developed from the CB750, in parallel with the VF750, a wholly new design. This Honda CBX750F was developed with the aim of being a high-performance sports bike with consideration for improved handling and maintainability due to its compact and lightweight design. The engine is a newly developed DOHC, 16-valve, in-line 4-cylinder, 747cc engine that achieves high output of 77 horsepower and fuel economy of 36km/L (60km/h level driving test value), but does not require tappet clearance adjustment. A hydraulic valve clearance automatic adjustment mechanism, a forced air-cooled AC generator located at the rear of the engine that does not require brush replacement, a small hydraulic clutch that does not require wire stretch adjustment, and a power transmission mechanism that eliminates the primary shaft, etc. At the same time, we have achieved smaller size, lighter weight, improved maintainability, and improved economic efficiency.
For the body design, a lightweight, highly rigid double cradle type frame based on computer analysis, and front and rear suspensions that can be adjusted according to driving conditions are installed. In addition, the rear adopts a pro-link type that has excellent ride comfort and road surface followability. The brakes are triple disc brakes (2 in front and 1 in the rear), and are equipped with an anti-dive mechanism (TRAC) that controls posture changes during deceleration. In addition, it is easy to handle and safe, with dual headlights (2-light type: 45W/45W x 2) that ensure better visibility during nighttime driving, fairings that reduce fatigue and aerodynamic characteristics, and tubeless tires on the front and rear wheels. It is designed to improve.

1984 Honda CBX 750F RC17 Red
1984 Honda CBX750 picture. Body colour: red.

Other Key Features of Honda CBX750F (RC17)

  • Equipped with a back torque limiter mechanism that prevents excessive back torque due to sudden downshifts.
  • A 4-2-1-2 collective exhaust system that achieves both quietness and improved exhaust efficiency is adopted.
  • The lightweight all-aluminum Boomerang Comstar wheel adopts a 16-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel.
  • The easy-to-read and functionally arranged instrument panel is equipped with a speedometer, engine tachometer, fuel gauge, and voltmeter.
  • Safety is further improved with the adoption of large tail lamps with excellent visibility.

1983 Honda CBX750F (RC17) Main Specifications

CBX750F was developed as a high-performance, compact, lightweight model with excellent handling and maintainability. The adjustable front and rear suspension is also equipped with an anti-nose dive mechanism. The clutch was hydraulic and did not require wire stretch adjustment. The meter panel had a tachometer, a fuel gauge, and a voltmeter. The muffler is a 4-2-1-2 collecting pipe that achieves both quietness and improved exhaust efficiency.

Total length (m)2.145
Width (m)0.740
Total height (m)1.240
Length (m)1.465
Seat height (m)0.795
Vehicle weight (kg)238
Dry weight (kg)217
Fuel consumption (km・L)36.0 (60km/h level running test value)
Slope climbing ability (tanθ)0.46 (about 25 degrees)
Engine typeRC17E
Total Displacement (cm3 )747
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)67.0×53.0
Compression Ratio9.3
Max output (PS/rpm)77/9,500
Max torque (kg-m/rpm)6.5/7,500
Starting methodSelf
Ignition methodTransistor
Fuel tank capacity (L)22
Transmission typeConstant mesh 6-speed return
Tire sizeFront110/90-16 59H
Rear130/80-18 66H
Brake typeFrontHydraulic double disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspension methodFrontTelescopic type (with cylindrical air spring)
RearSwing arm type (Prolink)
Frame FormatDouble Cradle

Honda CBX750 Parts and Accessories

You might also interested to check the price of spare parts or accessories for Honda CBX750 motorbike.

  • Master Chen Front Rear Brake Pads Brakes for Honda CB 750 CBX GL 1100 Goldwing Interstate FA030FR MC0301-PAD - .
    Sintered metal brake pads work well in all conditions - it is your best choice.
    Pads are suitable for general or utility use - has a high resistance to heat.
    Quick recovery of braking power during wet - just bid it now and safe ride. Master Chen. .
  • 530 Pitch 108 Links Gold O-Ring Chain for Honda CB750 F CB750 K CBX ProLink 1980 1981 1982 - .
    Brand New 530 Pitch 108 Links chain with master link . Tensile strength of 9850 pounds.
    Top quality of the line roller chains.
    Offer allowable working loads that can provide extra load carrying capability and deliver. Max Motosports. gold.
    Please check if your bike is included in the application list before purchasing this kit.
    If you are not experienced in doing this type of work, do not purchase this.. Nasu. .
  • Motorcycle Honda CB900 1000 1100F CBX1050 CB750K thru 82 chrome air filter 54mm - $22.30.
    Increase airflow,Adds up 2 to10 horsepower depending on your adjustment..
    Universal conical filter and clamp.
    Strong - pliable rubber flanges. Z10. .
  • Outlaw Racing OR2731 Carburetor Float Needle Keihin Honda Kawasaki Suzuki Pair - $6.95.
    . Outlaw Racing Products. .
  • Honda CB 900 C Custom CX 500 TC Turbo CBX CB 750 CB 900 F Supersport Front and Rear Kevlar Carbon Brake Pads 1981 1982 - .
    Quantity: 3 Pairs (6 pcs).
    Position: Front & Rear Material: Non-sintered / Organic.
    Provide excellent stopping power without noise and rotor galling, even on polished rotors. BLS. . CK69*3
  • JT Sprockets JTR1334.46 46T Steel Rear Sprocket - $53.30.
    Made from C49 high carbon steel.
    Heat treated and hand finished to meet or exceed OEM standards.
    Outlasts any mild steel or surface hardened sprocket. JT Sprockets. . JTR1334.46
  • NGK Standard Series Spark Plug D8EA Fits 77-81 Honda CB750K - $3.13.
    Style: SPARK PLUGS.
    Color:. NGK. Chrome.
  • Gas Cap CBX CX CB - .
    Honda CB400T 1980-81.
    Honda CB450T 1982.
    Honda CX500C 1979-82. Honda. .

1987 Honda CBX750F Price

Sales plan: 8,000 units (domestic/yearly).
Standard cash price was 698,000 yen.

(Hokkaido and Okinawa prices are 7,000 yen higher. Excludes some remote islands.)

The Honda CBX 750F (RC17) was the "Nanahan Sports" released in December 1983, following the CB750F series (1979-82). It was equipped with a half cowl that had just been approved the previous year, and had two headlights on its front. The engine was a new type with a wider bore and shorter stroke than the CB750F, and the actual displacement was an air-cooled in-line 4-cylinder DOHC 4-valve type with a displacement of 747cc. The feature of this engine was that it improved maintainability by adopting an automatic tappet clearance adjustment mechanism and a brushless AC generator (alternating current). In addition, while achieving an output of 77ps (7ps increase from the 1981 CB750F), it also had excellent fuel efficiency. The mechanism mounted on the CBX750F, which is not on the CB750F, is the back torque limiter. This prevents excessive engine braking that occurs when shifting down abruptly, contributing to improved vehicle stability. In 1985, the CBX750F Bol d'Or equipped with a full fairing was announced (separate section). The CBX750 Horizon, which appeared in 1984, could be said to be a shaft drive model of the CBX750F (separate section). The successor model is the CB750 (RC42) released in 1992.


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