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Vintage 1979 Honda CB 550 Four Start Up


The Honda CB550 is a 544 cc (33.2 cu in) standard motorcycle made by Honda from 1974 to 1978. It has a four-cylinder SOHC air-cooled wet sump engine.

source/image(PrtSc): classic-motorcycle.com

The first version, the CB550K, was a development of the earlier CB500, and like its predecessor, had four exhaust pipes, four silencers and wire-spoked wheels.

The CB550K shared some visual similarities with the CB750, and it fitted into Honda’s four-cylinder range as its mid-capacity bike.From 1975 to 1977, a second version of the CB550 was offered, the CB550F “Super Sport”.


The CB550K and CB550F were sold alongside each other, sharing a similar engine, instruments, lights, wheels, brakes, and frame. The CB550F has a lighter four-into-one exhaust, slightly flatter handlebars, and a different fuel tank without chrome trim./wikipedia

  • Manufacturer: Honda
  • Model: CB 550 Four
  • Year: 1979
  • Displacement: 544 cc
  • Cylinder: 4
  • Engine type: 4-stroke / ohc
  • Bore / Stroke: 58.5 x 50.6 mm
  • Power: 50hp @ 8.500 rpm
  • Compression Ratio: 1 : 9
  • Weight: 212 kg
  • Top Speed: 170 km/h