December-08 - German magazine MO has an aricle on the Eckert Honda.
December-08 - Stickers! We have stickers now! Just go to Gear.
Oktober-08 - The second volume of Colin Seeleys autobiography 'Racer - and the Rest' is out, covering the years from 1970, also featuring the Seeley Honda. Go to www.redlinebooks.co.uk, and 'Men and Machines'.
September-07 - A movie on Egli is in the making, a trailer is already available at www.eglifilm.eu.
August-07 - 10 years of Satanic Mechanic! In August 1997, I started the first page on special frames and performance modifications for the Honda CB 750 SOHC/4. To see how the Satanic Mechanic pages looked back then, click here.
07-Juli-07 - The first book on Fritz Egli is out. Bilingual, 280 pages. Go to www.egli-book.de or call Michael Niemann: +49-2371-25292.
30-June-07 - Fritz Egli is celebrating his 70th Birthday. All the best, Fritz!
20-June-07 - German magazine 'Klassik Motorrad' has a four page article on the Bimota HB1.
04-May-07 - German magazine Oldtimer Markt has an article on Rickman CRs.
06-February-07 - German magazine 'Klassik Motorrad' has a 22 page article on EGLI.
31-December-06 - Am letzten Tag in 2006 geht die deutsche Version online.
Welcome to the Satanic Mechanic's Tech pages. When Honda presented the CB 750 back in 1969, the bike set a landmark with it’s four cylinder engine, hydraulic front disk brake, and last not least, the four separate exhausts.
But Japanese engine design was way ahead of their chassis design in these days. There were a number of small independent frame makers, predominantely in Europe, who used that chance to build their special chassis around the CB 750 SOHC/4 engine.
This page lists many of the sports and racing chassis which were built for the CB 750 SOHC/4 engine.
When the CB 750 SOHC/4 came out in 1969, it's 67 HP sounded like overkill. This power was only to be handled by the experienced and responsible driver.
But soon, demand for even more power started to grow, and the classic performance improvement measures kicked in. Big bore kits, cams, exhausts, carburators, and even turbochargers were there to boost the power to new limits.
Today, most of the companies either do not make any parts for the CB 750/4 anymore, or have even vanished. But their parts are still around, even if they are increasingly difficult to find. On the other hand, new parts and new technologies became available which may help overcome limitations which existed back then.