Originally Posted by tbirdsp
Nope, the dual range tranny was on the Honda CB900 and CB1000 (I think).
Honda did have a 450 auto but they made the CB750A before that. The 750 was the old SOHC lump ('69-'78).
Seems like the Yam XS850 triple has a pretty good (if boring) rep.
Weren't the TX500 and TX750 notorious for the balancers getting out of time and shaking them to death?
As far as cult Hondas, you left out the GB500.
You might be right. I know that had a bike with balancers that would get out of wack and kill the bike in short order. I thought it was the 850
But it was unremarkable to be sure.