Honda CBR750 Hurricane

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Honda CBR750 Hurricane
Also called CBR 750 Hurricane
Production 1987
Class Sportbike
Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.
Compression ratio 10.5::1
Ignition Electronic
Transmission 6 Speed
Frame Diamond
Suspension Front: Hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear: Swing arm
Brakes Front: 2x disc
Rear: Single disc
Front Tire 110/80-17
Rear Tire 140/70-18
Wheelbase 1480 mm / 58.2 in
Seat Height 770 mm / 30.3 in
Weight 199 kg / 438 lbs (dry), 224 kg / 493.8 lbs (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 21 Liters / 5.5 US gal
Manuals Service Manual


The engine was a Liquid cooled cooled Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.. The engine featured a 10.5::1 compression ratio.


It came with a 110/80-17 front tire and a 140/70-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2x disc in the front and a Single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Hydraulic telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Swing arm. The CBR750 Hurricane was fitted with a 21 Liters / 5.5 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 199 kg / 438 lbs. The wheelbase was 1480 mm / 58.2 in long.


Honda CBR750 Hurricane


Honda CBR 750F

Released in 1987, the CBR75O Hurricane closely resembles the 1000cc model that came out in the same year, the major differences being the 750 model had the forks, brakes and callipers from the VFR75O. In 1988, the bike was remodelled to produce a visual clone of its' one-litre bigger brother - perhaps this is what sounded the death-knell for the bike ('more cubes is best')?

Which is a shame, as this is a very easy bike to ride. No surprises, smooth for touring or city commuting. I used it every day and it was just totally reliable and predictable and went where you pointed her. Could be a tad soft in the rear two up, but otherwise a comfy ride.

Pegs and controls are 'all in the right places and fall easily to hand' (to paraphrase a well-known magazine of years gone by) and the riding position was relaxed, meaning long stints on the road weren't a problem.

The CBR has a 21 litre tank with 3 liters in reserve. You could get up to 300kms riding conservatively before having to switch or refuel. Loaded up with heavy gear or pillion or pushing the bike hard would see that drop to around 250 - 270 depending how hard I worked the bike.

The gauges are easy to read and a fuel gauge on a bike of this age is a bonus.

The CBR750 is not an outright speedball , but fast enough on the pickup to pass cars in the blink of an eye and keep them back where they belong, even loaded up with gear.

The gearbox is reasonably smooth apart from the usual clunk into First gear, first thing on a cold morning. That said, it pays to be deliberate going up into Second as it is all too easy to find neutral instead. Brakes are great and require little effort to haul the 200kg (dry) weight up.

Make Model Honda CBR 750F Hurricane (Super Aero)
Year 1987
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.
Displacement 748 cc / 45.6 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 70 x 48.6 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression 10.5::1
Induction Carburetors
Ignition Electronic
Starting Electric
Max Power 105 hp / 76.5 kW @ 10500 rpm
Max Power Rear Tire 77 hp @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque 50.6 lb-ft / 7.0 kg-m @ 6500 rpm
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Diamond
Front Suspension Hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Swing arm
Front Brakes 2x disc
Rear Brakes Single disc
Front Tire 110/80-17
Rear Tire 140/70-18
Rake 26°
Trail 104 mm / 4.0 in
Dimensions Length 2170 mm / 85.4 in Width 720 mm / 28.3 in Height 1185 mm / 46.6 in
Wheelbase 1480 mm / 58.2 in
Seat Height 770 mm / 30.3 in
Ground Clearance 135 mm / 5.3 in
Dry Weight 199 kg / 438 lbs
Wet Weight 224 kg / 493.8 lbs
Fuel Capacity 21 Liters / 5.5 US gal