I saw this rare and unusual version of the sohc Honda 750 advertised locally on Gumtree. The "A" stands for automatic. This was a short-lived model fitted with automatic transmission. Well, semi-automatic transmission. It had no clutch but its two gears had to be selected manually. Drive was via a torque converter (like an automatic car) This fluid coupling meant that only two gears were required.
|The bike has a mildly custom look and is different to the CB750 of the time. Note the lack of clutch lever.|
|The rev-counter is replaced with a dial showing gear position etc. The bike had a parking brake on the rear wheel so it could safely be parked on an incline. There is a warning light for this.|
|The bike has a convential gear lever. Note "Hondamatic" badge.|
|A back-up kick starter is stowed under the seat.|
The bike was on sale for £2,000 which seems reasonable given that it looks in good condition and that CB750s of this era are becoming collectable. I don't think this model was ever sold in the UK. Probably a US import.