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Honda CB77

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The '''Honda CB77''' is a 305[[cc]], [[twin cylinder]], [[four stroke]], [[street motorcycle]] manufactured by [[Honda]] in the 1950s and 1960s and commonly known as the '''Hawk''' or '''Super hawk'''.
==HistoryInto==
At the start of the Sixties, motorcycling in Europe was heading into one of its darkest periods, America was rediscovering the joy of two-wheeled transport and Japan (led by [[Honda]]) was planning the revolution which would kick-start the world market.
 
 
When introduced 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.
With 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 contender.
 
The Super Hawk owned the top spot in the Honda lineup until 1965 when Honda released the [[Honda CB450|CB450]].
 
CB77 is a trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ©1999 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
 
==Honda Sets Off to Conquer the World==
In 1959 Honda revealed its global ambitions, setting up the American Honda Motor Company and entering its first [[Tourist Trophy]]. In order to take over the New World and Old Europe, Honda devised a strategy based on customer psychology. No bikes seemingly designed exclusively for "experts" or juvenile delinquents: instead, Honda produced bikes that were popular and easy to use, thanks to built-in electric starters. Honda became the world's No.1 producer in 1960, building half of the Japanese industry's total output of 1,800,000 [[motorcycles]] and exporting over 45,000. Five years later the latter figure was multiplied tenfold!

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