honda cb 450 classic racer
hansen spec frame, powdercoated. braced swingarm. taper head stock bearings, new swing arm bearings, hagon rear shocks. lightened yokes, 35mm forks running gt750 internals, heavier fork oil to suit. fully rebuilt new seals etc. manx alloy tank, new 500 honda fairing and seat, tz 350 mudgaurd. new clips on's, renthal soft grips. new cables etc. high screen. new fastners through out. akront rims, stainless spokes, dunlop kr tyres. gt750 disc, lightened drilled and trued. ap caliper, braided line, fa16s pads, lightened rear brake running racing lining's. aintree gearing (new did chain and sproket's). fully rebuilt engine, new bearings seals etc. bored to 500cc, 12 : 1 compression, wiseco pistons, flowed head, one peice valves, re-profiled cams, new camchain. modified cam oil feed. new torsion bars, 5 speed box, new clutch plates. 34mm mikuni's bored to 37mm and jetted to suit. gibson exhausts, modified c/w paton style silencers. running castrol r40. built for the manx for reliability. built by andrew heckle & alex graham.
this example of the cb450 twin cylinder has been converted for use in classic racing events. it is consequently equipped with a red alloy racing fuel tank and single seat, full race faring, rear-sets, clip-ons, a single disc front brake and drum rear, both laced to alloy rims. a pvl ignition system is fitted to the machine which is in reasonable cosmetic condition.
1965 honda cb450 black bomber
1965 cb450ko or black bomber. they were made from 1965-68 with a rel. date of 08-01-65. they came with a 444cc dohc parallel twin; with dual cv carburetors.
1966 honda cb450 black bomber
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Honda CB450 Black Bomber
1967 honda cb450
k0 black bomber image provided by www.stamford-classic-bikes.com.
1968 honda cb 450k1
Although the CB450 never sold up to Honda's expectations, it had excellent engineering for the time, notably including reliable electrical components, an electric starter, and a horizontally split crankcase, all features distinct from the British twins of the era. The most radical feature was the valve springing. Instead of the conventional coil spings it used "torsion bars" - rods of steel that twisted to provide the spring effect.
1972 honda cb 450
1972 honda cb 450 k5
picture provided by cuyahoga cycle works, cleveland ohio
1972 honda cb450
1972 honda cb450 k5
american import. originally imported in 1994 by dk motorcycles.
Honda CB450 K5
1974 honda cb450 k7
The Honda CB450 was the first "big" Honda motorcycle with a 444cc dual overhead cam engine producing 43-45 horsepower (more than 100 HP/ litre). Appearing first in the 1965 four-speed K0 model, and progressing through a series of KX models with various improvements and styling changes, notably a redesigned gas tank and 5 speed transmission in the 1968 K1 model. K0 models are often known as "Black Bomber" models in the U.S. and notable for their distinctive large, square gas tank. In Canada the K1 model was actively marketed as a HELLCAT.
1982 honda cb 450sc nighthawk
1989 honda cb450dx-k
last of the superdreams.