Old Bike news
The 2019 Shannon’s Insurance Broadford Bonanza will showcase 50 years of the Honda CB750, which went on sale in Australia in 1969.
Organisers expect to have a very large contingent of models from the original SOHC CB750 up to the K6 as well as the subsequent F series models up to 1978. As well, there will be many different examples of the fours in racing trim, including several CR750s based on the famous Daytona winner of 1969, plus home-brewed superbikes. An additional highlight will be for sidecars of all types, from road-going people movers to competition jobs built for speedway, dirt track, road racing and motocross. SIBBB committee head Michael Pettifer says there is big interest already in the concepts. “Australia was a huge market for the Honda fours, and many of these are still in regular use on Historic plates. These bikes are virtually bulletproof and clock up big mileage with little maintenance, so they are really popular for club rallies and so on. As well, we are expecting quite a few CB750s in racing trim. After all, the very first bike to come into the country was given to Lindsay Urquhart to build into an outfit which went on to win a stack of races and transformed the class forever. One of our committee members, Rick Wason, is chasing up dirt track sidecars of all sorts, so there will be some really interesting creations there too.” The 2019 event will see the introduction of a pre-1993 cut-off for motorcycles, as opposed to the rolling 25 year-old format that had previously been in place. The 2019 Bonanza will be held at the State Motorcycling Complex, Broadford Victoria, from Friday 19 (Good Friday) to Sunday 21st April. See www.ma.org.au for more details.
Celebrate a half century of the CB750 at Broadford next Easter.