Converted to a 500 cc race
EUR 9,750JPY 1,186,672BGN 19,069CZK 249,785DKK 72,794GBP 8,693HUF 3,154,905PLN 41,492RON 46,080SEK 103,689CHF 10,863ISK 1,379,625NOK 94,261HRK 72,184RUB 696,533TRY 63,659AUD 15,915BRL 42,322CAD 14,514CNY 75,564HKD 86,170IDR 156,352,462ILS 39,447INR 765,438KRW 12,794,438MXN 208,611MYR 45,728NZD 16,729PHP 567,050SGD 14,953THB 341,036ZAR 157,276
Offered for: EUR 9,750
Fick-Honda 1963 CB 72 500 cc OHC twin Classic racer frame # 3024500 engine # C77E-100543
The engine of this intriguing classic racer started life as a 250 cc Honda CB 72.
In the early 80s it was converted to a potent 500 cc racer by the famous Dutch bitza wizard Cees Fick.
Fick astounded the Dutch motorcycle scene in the 1960s and 70s with a number of fabulous projects, all completely figured out and built by himself.
For the first one, Cees Fick used an Ariel 1000 Square Four powerplant and installed it in a Norton frame, a combination that is commonly called Noriel.
The second one was more exotic as the engine came from a car: a 1000cc 3 cylinders originally made by Lloyd, and the third one was also an interesting and original blend using a Harley Davidson WLA 45 with transplanted Matchless cylinder heads.
Then came the opportunity to buy three Vincent engines and a box of parts that had belonged to the somewhat eccentric Dutch Poet Jan Hanlo, who had died in a crash in 1969.
Hanlo was a big Vincent fan, owning a Black Lightning and a Rapide on which he had his fatal accident.
Fick transformed the bikes and bits in a series of 4 beautiful café racers that sported a number of technical improvements.
For this CB 72 racer project Fick brought the cubic capacity of the twin to 500 cc by changing the bore x stroke dimensions to 70 x 64.8 mm.
He used the crankshaft and conrods of a CB 500 and made the exhaust channel bigger.
The pistons came from a VF 750 R and the carburettor is a Keihin CR31mm.
The bike has a four speed close ratio gearbox and the engine delivers ca 45 HP @9500 RPM.
Fick succeeded in making the engine very reliable and his son George won the Dutch Classics Championship on it in 1985 and 1986.
George Fick was also a well-known competitor in the British Classic Racing scene and he was very successful on this CB 72 in the second half of the eighties.
This excellently engineered machine comes in first-class shape and is ready to be raced.
6031 RK Nederweert
+31 495 546 054
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