Jay Leno's Garage is back to its tried-and-true formula this week with Jay taking a close look at a seriously cool vehicle with a guest. This time he invites in Adam Gaspic from Gasser Custom to take a look at a highly customized 1975 Honda CB750.

The bike is really an amalgam of styles from different eras and various Honda parts. Its looks are inspired by '50s hot rods with its white-wall tires and satin, metallic fuel tank, but there is a little British café racer in there, as well. A digital instrument panel and LED turn signals lend an air of modernity to it, too. Mechanically, the bike rides on a modified '75 frame with the front and rear suspension from an '80s Honda. However, the pièce de résistance is its engine, bored out to 836cc with additional head work and a custom exhaust.

Once on the road, the bike really sings. It sounds just the way a classic Japanese motorcycle should with a mix of whine at high-revs with rumble down low. A cycle that mixes this many styles should probably be a mess, but this fuses it all together perfectly. Scroll down to take a look at this motorcycle mixing classic and modern in Jay Leno's Garage.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 37 Comments
      Daekwan
      • 10 Months Ago
      Coolest rich guy alive. If I ever have tons of money, please let me be like Jay Leno with my attitude and personality!
      rsholland
      • 10 Months Ago
      Nice. :)
      Les Ciapponi
      • 10 Months Ago
      Jay Leno is one cool dude. My first motorcycle was a 1965 Honda S90. I have had several different ones in my life. I think they did a great job combining different eras. It's too bad haters like nobama have to comment on fun articles.
      Believe It
      • 10 Months Ago
      I'm on the older side, (like Jay) and here in the Midwest, a lot of old farts who ride have their Harley blinders on. They look upon anything other than a Harley as somehow inferior. This beautiful restored and updated Honda is evidence of just how stupid those people are. I have owned Harleys, but will always prefer the reliability and performance of a Japanese motorcycle. But there is hope: my last bike - a mildly customized Kawasaki Z1000, drew the attention of a young man riding a beautiful customized Harley at a light. He took the opportunity to ask me a few questions about my motorcycle. Before he rode away, he said, "man - that's a gorgeous motorcycle!". Maybe some of these hardcore Harley knuckle draggers could learn something from a kid like that; a true motorcyclist loves loves motorcycles - not a logo.
        Worx2749
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Believe It
        Yeah...with ya, age-wise. Used to ride, and had a Kawasaki Z-1B, and a Suzuki GS 1100EZ...bought 'em both new in 1975 and '82. I just never got into the Harley thing....lots of noise and weight, and at least back then, my friend's was always breaking down. If I was riding again, I'd be looking at dual-purpose bikes....like BMW's GS1200 or the KTM 1190. Super on- and off-road.
      Jaybird248
      • 10 Months Ago
      My 6th Honda (not counting the Fit) and current bike is a '93 Nighthawk 750. It's upright seating comfortable, goes fast, weighs under 500 lbs wet, and is reliable as hell. Personally, I don't get the current seeming addiction to huge V-twins of up to 1800cc in bikes weighing nearly half a ton. Maybe someone can explain it to me.
      sneakyd
      • 10 Months Ago
      Who remembers "You meet the nicest people on a Honda" ? First bike I ever rode was a Honda. Back in the day you could rent them for next to nothing, and beat the snot out of 'em before returning them.
      Herb Henderson
      • 10 Months Ago
      I own and ride a 82 Honda 750 Magna. Very reliable and with its 6 speed "overdrive" transmission and shaft drive, it's reliable and quick. Very maneuverable and also very comfortable. Jay knows what's what. He is a very unique individual. Love the show.......
      • 10 Months Ago
      I had a honda 360, Loved it, would love to get on a bike again but Long Island NY is way too crowded and people are driving like nuts lately. In such a hurry to go NO WHERE.. Loved my HONDA
      WHO
      • 10 Months Ago
      Ah yes, remember when the USA tried to ban 750cc and up imported motorcycles to save the near bankrupt Harley.
      reality
      • 10 Months Ago
      Overall a very nice looking bike. The whitewalls work great w/ the minimal chrome and major black of the bike. The tank color is also a nice touch. But.... They need to work on the rear license plate bracket as it was vibrating like crazy in the wind. The bracket is just not stiff enough. But again, overall a nice bike. And Jay, you got to quit riding in the middle of the lanes. That is where all the debris that causes a flat tire reside and any oil leakage from old cars. Ride in the tire tracks of the 4 wheel vehicles and there will be a lot less potential flat tires and loss of steering control.
      Edfrommoca
      • 10 Months Ago
      I had a Honda CB750F super sport and sold it for $300 in perfect condition
        Buster
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Edfrommoca
        I had a 1977 cb750f that i paid $1000 for kept it for 12 years and sold it for $1600 it looked and ran like a new one,wished i had never sold it.
      Martin
      • 10 Months Ago
      Wonderful sounding engine. Now if I just put that engine in something safe with 4 wheels that you could survive in a crash. That is my problem with bikes. I have been in 3 serious accidents(several more minor) in my 41 years and each of them if I had been in a bike I would be crippled or dead. Even something as light a a Caterham would save you in a accident that a bike wouldn't.
        Nicholas
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Martin
        Bikes are only as safe as the rider wants to be. With your track record, it sounds like you need to learn how to be safe on the road before you get a bike.....or anything fun.
          waetherman
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Nicholas
          Actually bikes are only as safe as Martin wants them to be - I'd steer clear of him while riding!
          Patrick Kane
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Nicholas
          Agreed Nicholas. Accidents can't always be avoided by even good drivers, but I've been driving for 26 years without a single serious accident. That's not entirely a fluke.
        DavidG
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Martin
        Martin, you need to stay off the road period. I have been driving almost as long as you have been alive and my only "accident" was being rear ended by a police car while I was waiting at a red light (he was distracted). During summer months I ride a motorcycle more than I drive a car. While we do agree that motorcycles are not as safe as cars, one must pay attention while operating either one. If you can't do that you should operate neither.
        bigcatdaddy
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Martin
        Mazybe you should just walk
        Mr.Roadrage
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Martin
        3 serious accidents and several more minor? Please stay off the road.
        J W
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Martin
        If you are on a motorcycle, you'll ride differently then you would if you were in a car. You are far more alert with less distraction (infotainment, cell phones, communicating with passenger) You can't ride a motorcycle exactly the same as you drive a car.
    • Load More Comments