Honda CB175

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Honda CB175 High-revving with a hard-charging nature of the engine producing 20 Horsepower. The engine was basically the same as the CD175, although it had twin carburettors, a lumpier camshaft and an extra gear. The bike ran on a 360 degree crankshaft in which both pistons rose and fell together. The main fault with the bike (as with most Hondas of the era) was the gearbox. It could be hard to select gears and as more miles got under the tyres, it seemed there were more false neutrals than gears. This in turn caused cylinder head problems as false neutrals caused excessive revs, damaging the valves and camshaft. The bike's main rival of the day was the Suzuki GT185.

Specifications


Year of production
1970-1975
Displacement
174 Cubic centimetre
Engine
Four Stroke Air cooled Parallel. SOHC
Power
20 Horsepower
Top speed
85 mph (136 km/h)

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