I've known the basic story & have seen other videos, but I'm a little surprised by the CB's hp... was expecting it to be lower.
Also, would riders back in the day notice the less-than-perfect handling?
I bought my first CB750 in 1979, its was a K1 with an 850 kit, it had a braced frame and Koni shocks, it was a great first road bike and handled quite well. I had many more 750/4's after that one and had no trouble embarrassing a few mates on their early Z9's, in the back streets they didn't come close, ground clearance was my only limiting factor, never ran a center stand for that very reason....
Kind of interesting that it's a US spec Z1. The Z1's sold in the UK had a longer rear fender (or should I say mud guard), passenger seat strap and chrome disks instead of the yellow reflectors on the forks.
I was working at a Honda dealership in 1971 and I was occasionally allowed to take a CB750 home at night...I could not have been more thrilled. By 1975, I had moved to California where I bought a new Z1B...I haven't looked back since Thanks for the trip down memory lane.