BIKE OF THE MONTH


September 2022 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Jon Seidel of Huntington Beach with his 1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport

Make: Honda
Model: CB400F Super Sport
Year: 1975
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 400cc inline 4
Transmission: 6 speed
Owner: Jon Seidel
City: Huntington Beach

1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport

Congratulations to Jon Seidel of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport. Jon won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

This bike is very special. Jon worked for American Honda for 30 some years and recently retired. This bike was owned by Gary Christopher, the man who Jon said was responsible for getting him into Honda.

It is nearly 100% original and never been restored. I say nearly because it does have a reproduction exhaust system. Gary originally fitted the bike with a Kerker, and over the years the original header pipe went missing. To get it back to "original" they had David Silver Spares create a replica of the original system.

The CB400F was brought out to replace the CB350 which was designed as the little sibling to the venerable CB750. Although the 350 with the higher handlebars and the standard placement foot pegs didn't sell well according to Jon.

Factory Café
The CB400F Super Sport came from the factory ready to go. Fitted with a 4 into 1 exhaust, superbike bars with only a one inch rise, the footpegs moved back to a more aggressive seating position and more power. It was a big success for Honda.

This bike is slated for the American Honda Museum that they are building in their Torrance facility. Until that is complete, Jon is keeping it safe and road worthy. The CB400F was manufactured from 1975 through 1977.

Thank you Jon for bringing your 1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our September Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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