Cliché? Maybe. But the CB750 really did usher in a change in motorcycling that we still feel today. Before it, bikes were drum-braked, single or twin-cylinder thumpers that were arguably poor relations of cars. After it, increasing numbers of bikes were high-performance, disc-braked, multi-cylinder screamers capable of feats that nothing on four wheels could hope to match. It helped hammer the final few nails into the coffin of the backward-looking British bike industry. Some might hate it for that, but it can’t be blamed for the shortcomings of its rivals. The template it laid out remains in place, and is followed by most modern four-cylinder bikes to this day.