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Beirut/Lebanon, 2009                                                    (c) Jens Schwarz

I am a passionate biker.

I bought in 1979 in Beirut a Honda CB750 Four K6, probably the first "super bike". I drove it till May 1981 and then sold it to a friend, Samir Khattab, and went to university in Germany.

27 years later, in Beirut in February 2008, I bumped into Samir who surprised me by saying that he had hardly used the bike. In fact, he drove if for a short while, then stored it in the humid garage of his grand-mother in Beirut in the summer of 1981 - and then also left to Germany. In February 2008, the CB750 was clinically dead. It was in a really bad shape.

It took me and an excellent mechanic in Beirut, Jamal Kahwaji, eight months to get all the needed spare parts via eBay Germany and then to resurrect the bike. In November 2008, the CB750 was on the roads of Lebanon again.

In December 2010 I moved to the netherlands, and this time I shiped it with me. Never again will I sell it. In early 2012 the team of Lex van Dijk at GILEX Motorcycles in Amsterdam replaced numerous parts, a year later the same team overhauled engine and carburators. The CB750 since then rolls and looks just perfectly. At least for me.  

If you love classic motorcycles, then check this photo documentation about the resurrection of my Honda CB750 K6. Then look at these pictures of how the bike was when I got it back in 2008. 

Fanatic biker and journalist Jochen Vorfelder wrote a report (in GERMAN) about 
his Lebanon bike trip with Stefan Schurig and me in 2009. It was published in the magazine Motorrad News 4/2010.

Michael Friedrich, another journalist but no bike freak, wrote an in-depth article (in GERMAN) 
about life in Beirut, including many quotes from me. It was published in GEO Saison in July 2011.

MO Magazin in Germany published in September 2012 a report about the story of the Honda CB750 K6.