These machines were never imported to the
U.K, but were both fast and blessed with fine
handling. With 20BHP @ 10500rpm, and a slick
5 speed box. The K4 was soon to replace this
without knee pads and different shaped side
panels, which were also coloured not left in
Faster than the CB72, but not the CB250KO
which was the quickest four stroke 250 produced
until the CBR250 RR some 30 years later!
This chassis was shared with the CB125K3 model,
but of course with a totally different engine
sharing no common parts, and the Cb125K3 had
a very stylish rev-counter/speedo in one body
let into the headlight in true 'Sixties style!
This 175K3 had separate speedo and rev-counters
mounted in the 1970's style, the first Honda
other than the CB250 to do so.
The CB175K3 (Candy Orange) above is owned
by Brian King from New Hampshire in the USA.
As Brian points out this was the later type
with a stripe on the fuel tank with a coloured
Honda lettered badge. This later type also had
a pleated rather than plain seat. The earlier
types, according to Brian had no stripe, white
Honda letters and a plain seat.
I welcome any input from fellow enthusiasts,
with images if possible about these rarest of
CB175 models.What is clear about these machines
is that the same chassis was used for CB125K3
and CB175 K4 as well as this the K3. Brand-New
NOS chassis are still available, not numbered
at £250.00 each. If you have a basket
case with a rotten or bent chassis, this is
an opportunity to build the super sport twin
of your dreams!
Information kindly provided by www.honda-modernclassics.com.