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CB77 I presume Ou une CB72. La 72 (250cc) et la 77 (305) sont visuellement identiques. Probably a CB72 as more popular in UK. Reg no. 299CHW That's what I thought. In the US and Canada, the CB77 was (I'm 90% sure) the only model offered. No size limit for anyone, even for first-time riders, no mandatory riding course, no displacement-related taxes, no... well, you get the picture! Personally, at 16, I bought and registered and, yes, rode my first bike without even having a driver's (rider's?) license! As the 250 would have cost only a few dollars less, nobody in their right mind, especially the young, would have bought a CB72 instead of a CB77. I know that in the UK, things were (very) different for anybody wanting to buy a "big" bike. I understand it made more sense to buy the 250. P.S.: were both models available in the UK? In 1960 all UK learner riders were restricted to 250cc or less bikes. So 250cc CB72 popular but the CB77 was also sold. This still meant at 16 you could buy a 80mph 250cc bike and ride straight on to the road with no training whatsoever , sadly more than one rider died on the way home from the bike shop with his new machine. In 1969, I was a teenager (seems so long ago!). One of my buddies who had "borrowed" money from his parents bought a Kawasaki H1 when it came out. It was his first bike! He scared himself silly and traded in the Kawasaki just two weeks after having bought it. He considered himself lucky to be alive and got a Honda CB350 instead. Even that one was a bit much for him but, he's still alive today and still talks about the H1 (not the 350!). One easy way (the only easy way?) to know if it's a CB72 or CB77 is to look at the tank badges: But, on some of the bikes, the badges only said "Honda" below the wing so, it's not a foolproof method.

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