The Honda CB750A: 1976-1977
The CB750A was introduced into the US market in 1976. This model was aimed at new riders and people who used their motorcycle as a commuter vehicle. The ease of a two-speed clutch-less transmission mated to a detuned 750cc SOHC/4 engine was envisioned as ideally suited to the burgeoning US motorcycle market. After somewhat lackluster sales, Honda dropped this model in 1978 in favor of a smaller, 400cc model targeted at this demographic. Unfortunately, that model also never sold well and the smaller Hondamatic went out of production in 1981.