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Honda CB175
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Manufacturer Honda
Also called CB175K3–CB175K7 Super Sport 175
Production 1969 - 1973
Predecessor Honda CB/CL160
Successor Honda CB200K
Class Standard
Engine air-cooled, four-stroke, twin cylinder, OHC, 2 valves per cylidner
Bore / Stroke 50.8mm x 50.8mm
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Top speed 81 mph (130 km/h)
Horse Power 19.98 HP (14.9 KW) @ 11000RPM
Fuel system carburetor
Battery 9.0:1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: dual shock absorbers
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: drum
Front Tire 2.75 - 18
Rear Tire 3.00 - 18
Weight  (dry), 142.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 2.64 Gallon (10.00 Liters)
Manuals CB175 Wiring diagram
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Honda CB175

The Honda CB175 was a 175cc, 4-stroke, OHC, street motorcycle manufactured by Honda from 1969 through 1975. It could reach a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 19.98 HP (14.9 KW) @ 11000 RPM.

History

The CB175 was a high revving engine producing 20 bhp (15 kW), this was a beefier version of the CD175 but with twin carburetors and wilder cams. This bike was made keeping single purpose in mind i.e. excess of fun and performance combined with excellent styling. Top speed was increased to 85 mph (136km/h) with better acceleration compared to 80 mph(128 km/h) of CD175. But all of this came with a price as exhaust valves gave in early and engine had a relatively shorter life. The CB175 came equipped with a tachometer, round stretched out turn indicators, flatter handle bars, Honda logo on fuel tank and an electric starter.

Engine

The engine was a air cooled air-cooled, four-stroke, twin cylinder, OHC, 2 valves per cylidner. A 50.8mm bore x 50.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 174.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive

The bike has a 5-speed, manual transmission.

Chassis

It came with a 2.75 - 18 front tire and a 3.00 - 18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a drum in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shock absorbers. The CB 175 was fitted with a 2.64 Gallon (10.00 Liters) fuel tank.




Specifications

1969 CB 175 K3

Early

1969 Honda CB175 "Early"


The CB175K3 Early model Super Sport 175 was sold in 1969. It came in one of two colors: Candy Blue with White or Candy Orange with White. The gas tank was a two-tone with a black rubber pad. The "HONDA" tank emblem was in the white section. The side cover was white. The "175" emblem was white and the basic color (blue or orange). The seat surface was not pleated. The electrical system was 12-volt. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CB175-4000001.

Late

1969 Honda CB175 "Late"
CB175-K3


The CB175K3 Late model Super Sport 175 also sold in 1969. It also came in one of two colors: Candy Blue with white or Candy Orange with white. The "HONDA" tank emblem was in the color section. The seat surface was pleated. The rear shock springs were concealed. The electrical system was 12-volt. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CB175-4000001.

With 20 bhp @ 10,500 rpm, and a slick 5 speed box. The K4 was soon to replace this without knee pads and different shaped side panels, which were also colored not left in 'the white'.

Faster than the CB72, but not the CB250K0 which was the quickest four stroke 250 produced until the CBR250RR some 30 years later!

This chassis was shared with the CB125K3 model, but of course with a totally different engine sharing no common parts, and the CB125K3 had a very stylish rev-counter/speedo in one body let into the headlight in true 'Sixties style! This 175K3 had separate speedo and rev-counters mounted in the 1970's style, the first Honda other than the CB250 to do so.

1970 CB175 K4


The CB175K4 Super Sport 175 was sold in 1970 and came in one of three colors: Candy Blue Green with White, Candy Gold with White, or Candy Ruby Red with White. The gas tank was two-tone with a black "HONDA" emblem. The "175" emblem was black with a white base. The electrical system was 12-volt. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CB175-5000001.

1971 CB 175 K5


The CB175K5 Super Sport 175 was sold in 1971 and came in one of three colors: Crystal Blue Metallic with White, Candy Gold with White, or Candy Ruby Red with White. Dual pin stripes were added to the white section of the tank. The "175" side cover emblem was white with a black and chrome base. The electrical system was 12-volt. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number begins CB175-6000001.

1972 CB 175 K6


The CB175K6 Super Sport 175 was sold in 1972 and came in two available colors: Light Ruby Red or Candy Gold. The gas tank stripe was black with a white "HONDA" emblem. The side cover wing emblem had a red triangular base. The "175" side cover emblem was black with white lettering. The headlight shell was black. The electrical system was 12-volt. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CB175-7000001.

1973 CB 175 K7

1973 Honda CB175


The CB175K7 Super Sport 175 was sold in 1973 and came in two available colors: Hawaiian Blue Metallic or Candy Orange. The white and black fuel tank stripe had a white "HONDA" emblem. The side cover wing emblem had a red triangular base. The "175" side cover emblem was white with black lettering. The headlight shell was black. There is a chrome grip pipe behind the seat. The instrumentation is tilted toward the rider. The electrical system was 12-volt. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CB175-8000001.




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