Take, for instance, this sublime 1977 Honda CB400F Super Sport – a delicious piece of Japanese machinery with just 2,300 miles (3,700 km) on the clock. The bike’s front brake module, forks, and carbs have all been refurbished under current ownership, while its hoops were honored with a modern pair of Avon Roadrider MKII tires.
In terms of powertrain upgrades, this CB400F received an aftermarket regulator/rectifier and a state-of-the-art electronic ignition setup from Dynatek. Besides these enhancements, the ‘77 MY samurai also features a new battery and youthful wheel bearings. Otherwise, Honda’s gem retains its stock specifications. Within its framework, the creature packs an air-cooled 408cc inline-four mill, which is capable of producing up to 37 hp at 8,500 rpm.
The four-stroke powerplant features a quartet of Keihin carburetors, two valves per cylinder and a single overhead camshaft. A six-speed transmission is tasked with channeling the engine’s oomph to a chain final drive, resulting in a top speed of 103 mph (165 kph). When the vital fluids are added, the CB400F Super Sport tip the scale at a modest 407 pounds (185 kg).
This nostalgia-inducing predator is currently listed at no reserve on the BaT website, where it’ll await your bids for another six days (until Wednesday, October 27). At the time of this article, the top bidder is prepared to spend six grand on Honda’s mechanical wonder, which isn’t such a big deal considering how well this CB400F has been preserved!