Honda CB750 Nighthawk (RC42) 1992-1999

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Honda CB750 Nighthawk 1992
1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750 picture. Release date: 1992-02-20.
A road sports bike with a powerful and neat style equipped with an air-cooled in-line 4-cylinder engine.

Releases on February 21, 1992, the Honda CB750 is a road sports bike with a powerful and neat style that can be enjoyed for a wide range of purposes, from city driving to suburban touring, takes advantage of the smooth and generous output characteristics of the 750cc engine.

Introduced as a new model of CB Nanahan (750cc), following the lineage of the Dream CB750 Four (introduced in Japan in 1969). It was first exported to Europe and then introduced domestically. The place where the air-cooled 4-stroke in-line 4-cylinder engine is installed is the grammar of CB Nanahan. However, in the 1990s when it appeared, it was positioned as a traditional naked sport rather than a “fastest sports bike”.

The CB750 aims to be a new standard road sports bike in the 750cc class that offers the sportiness and exhilaration inherent in a motorcycle, while allowing more comfortable touring enjoyment and ease of handling in urban areas. Developed and exported to Europe from this year, it has been well received as a model with a timeless simple design and equipment.

The engine is equipped with a traditional CB-type air-cooled, 4-cycle, DOHC in-line 4-cylinder, and has output characteristics that are easy to handle in the low and medium speed ranges that are often used on a daily basis, and is necessary for driving on highways. Realizes a powerful and exhilarating running taste even at high revs. In addition, it has cooling fins with a functional design unique to air cooling, and the chrome-plated muffler is well-balanced on the left and right sides of the engine, and an oil cooler that enhances the cooling effect of the engine oil is standard equipment. It is also maintenance-free by adopting a hydraulic valve clearance auto adjuster (valve gap automatic adjustment mechanism) and an automatic adjustment cam chain tensioner.  

For the frame and undercarriage, a double cradle frame with round cross-section pipes is used to provide a smooth ride in a wider range of driving conditions. The front suspension adopts his damper structure that exhibits smooth damping force characteristics, and the rear suspension has a reservoir tank with excellent release that exhibits stable damping force characteristics even during hard driving. Equipment. Combined with the long wheelbase (1,495 mm) and the generously thick seat, it achieves both excellent driving performance and a comfortable ride. In addition, a center stand is standard equipment, and consideration is given to usability.  

The front brake is a hydraulic double disc with excellent braking feeling, and the rear is equipped with a hydraulic single disc brake, with wide front and rear tubeless radial tires (front ・ 120/70R17 58V, rear 150/70R17 69V) and lightweight 6-spoke aluminum wheels combine to reduce unsprung weight and achieve a light ride.  

The design features a powerful, voluminous, large-capacity (20L) fuel tank shape composed of smooth curves and surfaces, as well as a neat and neat design such as independent side covers and a rear cowl with a grab rail. It expresses a sleek appearance, and combined with the long wheelbase body, it has a dignified presence suitable for a large displacement.  

The traditional style with chrome-plated mufflers on the left and right sides of the engine equipped with cooling fins unique to air cooling. An oil cooler that enhances the cooling effect of the engine oil is equipped as standard, and maintenance-free is also planned by adopting a hydraulic valve clearance auto adjuster (valve gap automatic adjustment mechanism) and an automatic adjustment cam chain tensioner.

1992 Honda CB750 Price

Manufacturer's suggested retail price at time release : 689,000 yen.
(Hokkaido and Okinawa are 10,000 yen higher, excluding some remote islands.)
(Vehicles equipped with speed warning lights are 10,000 yen higher.) (Reference price. Consumption.) Tax not included.)
Planned sales volume (domestic/annual) : 2,000 units

How much is a used 1992 Honda Nighthawk 750 worth?

Condition | Values
  • Excellent : $3,140
  • Very Good : $1,905
  • Good : $935
  • Fair : $425

The CB750 is a 750cc-class standard road sports bike that offers the sportiness and exhilaration inherent in a two-wheeled vehicle, while providing more comfortable touring and easy handling in urban areas. It has been released in Europe and Japan, and has been well received as a model with a simple design and equipment that is timeless.

1992 Honda CB750 Specifications

Main specs of Honda CB750 Nighthawk model year 1992-1995- :
Length×Width×Height (m)2.155×0.780×1.100
Length (m)1.495
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.130
Seat height (m)0.790
Vehicle weight/dry weight (kg)233/215
Capacity (person)2
Fuel consumption rate (km/L) 60km/h level running test value27.0
Minimum turning radius (m)2.7
Engine modelRC17E (air-cooled, 4-cycle, DOHC, in-line, 4-cylinder)
Total Displacement (cm3 )747
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)67.0×53.0
Compression Ratio9.3
Max output (PS/rpm)75/8,500
Max torque (kgm/rpm)6.5/7,500
Carburetor modelVE66
Starting methodSelf-operated
Ignition device typeFull transistor battery ignition
Lubrication methodCombined pumping and splashing method
Lubricant capacity (L)3.8
Fuel tank capacity (L)20.0
Clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring
Transmission typeConstant mesh 5-speed return
Transmission ratio1st3.000
2 speed2.055
3 speed1.545
4 speed1.240
5 speed1.074
Reduction ratio (primary/secondary)1.780/2.600
Caster (deg)/Trail (mm)26°00′/91
Tire sizeFront120/70R17 58V
Rear150/70R17 69V
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspension systemFrontTelescopic
RearSwing arm type
Frame FormatDouble Cradle

Honda Nighthawk CB750 Parts and Accessories

You might also interested to check the price of spare parts or accessories for Honda Nighthawk CB750 motorbike.

  • TCMT Gas Fuel Tank Switch Petcock Valve For Honda CB750 Nighthawk 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 - .
    Material:Zinc Alloy,High class quality and very durable.
    Gravity feed petcock gives full control over the fuel flow.
    Note:Please do measure your valve Petcock size Nut Thread carefully, Please make sure your Petcock thread size is the same. TCMT. Silver.
  • 1991-2003 Honda CB750 Nighthawk Motorcycle Front Brake Pads - $26.35.
    Meets or Exceeds O.E.M. Specifications.
    Superior Fade Resistance and Excellent Feel and Feedback.
    Each Package Includes Two (2) Individual Brake Pads. BikeMaster. .
  • 1991-2003 Honda CB750 Nighthawk Motorcycle Brake Lever [Polished Aluminum] - $14.29.
    Made of Tough High Quality 6061-T6 Aluminum.
    Engineered to Exact Original Equipment (O.E.) Specifications.
    Photos are an Example - Check Compatibility. BikeMaster. .
  • 1991-1999 Honda CB750 Nighthawk CLYMER MANUAL HON CB750 NIGHTHAWK 91-93 & 95-99, Manufacturer: CLYMER, Manufacturer Part Number: M436-AD, Stock Photo - Actual parts may vary. - $36.95.
    l. Clymer. .
  • 1991-2004 Honda Nighthawk 750 CB750 O-Ring Chain and Sprocket Kit - Black - $131.98.
    . Volar Motorsport, Inc. .
  • Motion Pro Clutch Cable Black Vinyl for Honda Nighthawk 750 CB750SC 91-93 95-02 - $18.99.
    N. Motion Pro. .
  • 525 Pitch 110 Links Gold O-Ring Chain for Honda CB750 Nighthawk 1991-2003 - .
    Brand New 525 Pitch 110 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.
  • Tengchang Fuel Gas Tank Valve Petcock For Honda CB750 Nighthawk 1991-2003 CB400 1993-1998 - .
    Conditon: 100% Brand New.
    Material: Zinc Alloy,High class quality and very durable.
    Good Working Condition and Easy to Install,Material:Zinc Alloy. Tengchang. .
  • EBP Pair Rear Turn Signal Indicator Blinker 91-03 Honda Nighthawk 750 CB750 - .
    ebp REALLY is the one stop shop for parts..
    No bull, good local service, fast ship, local returns.
    Quality Controlled and inspected by fairly paid Americans. Ebp. .
  • Motorstar 1 Piece Replacement Starter Relay Solenoid Fit For Honda CB750 Nighthawk CB 750 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 - $21.53.
    Package:1 x Starter Relay.Note:(Ships from and sold by Motorsatr).
    Material: Durable plastic and metal.
    Condition: 100% brand new; Color: As pictures showed.. Motorstar. .

CB750 History

Vehicle commentary
*In this section, we will explain based on the 1992 model at the start of production.

In the late 1980s, before the start of production of this model, the naked type Kawasaki Zephyr 750 was popular among road sports models classified as large motorcycles in Japan. On the other hand, since 1984, when the CB750K and CB750F were discontinued, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. mainly used the cowl-equipped model seen in the CBX750/VF750 → VFR750 series, so as a countermeasure, it was based on the CBX750 series. In 1991, the naked type RC39 Nighthawk 750, which was exported to North America, conformed to Japanese domestic safety standards and was released in a limited edition of 750 units. Based on this model, this model was developed as a successor and a return to the CB series.

The RC17E type air-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC 4-cylinder engine is a carryover from the CBX750 series, which is the base model of the Nighthawk 750. Self-starting. Fuel is supplied by four Keihin VE66 carburetors, and the compression ratio is 9.3, with a maximum output of 75ps/8.500rpm and a maximum torque of 6.5kg-m/7,500rpm. Lubrication is a wet sump combined use of pumping and splashing. The engine oil capacity is 3.8L and an oil cooler is installed, but only the training car specification described later is equipped with an electric fan as standard.

The manual transmission was changed from the 6th speed of the base CBX750F to the 5th speed. In addition, it has a feature such as a loud "Gakon" sound when shifting from neutral to 1st gear.

The frame is a double cradle type made of steel pipes and is heavy, but the rear tire size is narrow at 150/70ZR17.

Honda CB750 (RC42) 1995 red
1995 model Honda CB750 photo.

Candy Revive Red colour was newly adopted for 1995 model CB750, and the HONDA logo was placed on the side of the fuel tank.


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