In the early '60s, it was the biggest Honda available, propelling
the rider into a full-blown adrenaline rush with unsurpassed
power and speed. The 1961 CB77 Super Hawk™ was the beginning
of something spectacular-the Honda sport bike.
speeds approaching the 100-mph mark, this was not a machine
for the weak of heart. But the addition of telescopic forks,
dual carbs and twin leading shoe brakes greatly enhanced acceleration,
braking and handling. The CB77 gave the rider a feeling of control
that many bikes of that era could not duplicate at half of the
Super Hawk's top speed.
he 305cc engine came complete with overhead cams, a luxury
that was found exclusively in the racing community at the time.
Its 9200-rpm-redline was a nice antidote to the low-revving
and quiet machines being developed in Europe. The 350-lb. stamped
steel and tube frame provided a landing point for one of the
decade's finest engines. Indeed, the CB77 was a loud and race-ready
Super Hawk owned the top spot in the Honda lineup until 1965
when Honda released the CB450.
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