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{{Infobox Motorcycle
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{{Motorcycle
|name            = Honda CB450K
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|name            = Honda CB450
|image            = [[Image:1965 Honda CB450.jpg|200px]]
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|photo= 1965 Honda CB450.jpg
 
|aka              = Super Sport, Black Bomber
 
|aka              = Super Sport, Black Bomber
|manufacturer    = [[Honda]]
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|manufacturer    = Honda
|parent_company  =  
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|parent_company  =
|production      = 1965-1974
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|production      = 1967 - 1974
|model_year      =  
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|model_year      =
|predecessor      =  
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|predecessor      =
|successor        =  
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|successor        =
|class            = [[Street bike]]
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|class            = Classic
 
|engine          = [[air-cooled]] 445cc [[four-stroke]] [[parallel twin]]
 
|engine          = [[air-cooled]] 445cc [[four-stroke]] [[parallel twin]]
|bore_stroke      = 70 x 57.8 [[mm]]
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|bore_stroke      = 75.0mm x 50.6mm
|compression      =  
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|compression      = 9.1:1
|top_speed        = 100 [[mph]]
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|top_speed        = 101 mph (163 km/h)
|power            =  
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|power            = 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 9000RPM
|torque          =  
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|torque          = 24.34 ft/lbs (33.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
|ignition        =  
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|fuel_system      = carburetor
|spark_plug      =  
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|ignition        =
|battery          =  
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|spark_plug      ={{sparkplug|NGK B8ES}}
|transmission    = Four speed
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|battery          = {{battery|YUASA 12N12A-4A-1}}
|frame            =  
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|transmission    = Gear box: 6-speed <br>
|suspension      =  
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Final Drive: [[chain]] <br>
|brakes          = front and rear [[drum brake]]s
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Clutch: wet plate <br>
|tires            =  
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|rake_trail      =  
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|final_drive= {{chain|530x92}}
|wheelbase        =  
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|front_sprocket= 15T
|length          =  
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|rear_sprocket= 35T
|width            =  
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|frame            =
|height          =  
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|suspension      =Front: Telescopic fork <br>
|seat_height      =  
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Rear: Swing arm
|dry_weight      = 410 lbs
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|brakes          =Front: dual disc <br>Rear: expanding brake
|wet_weight      =  
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|front_tire      = {{tire|100/90-18}}
|fuel_capacity    =  
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|rear_tire    = {{tire|110/90-18}}
|oil_capacity    =  
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|rake_trail      =
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|wheelbase        =
|turning_radius  =  
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|length          =
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|dry_weight      = 388.01 pounds (176.0 Kg)
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|wet_weight      = 185.0 kg
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|fuel_capacity    = 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters)
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|oil_capacity    =
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|recommended_oil= Honda GN4 10W-40
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|fuel_consumption =
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|turning_radius  =
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|related          = [[Honda CL450]]
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|competition      = [[Kawasaki H1]]<br />[[Suzuki T500]]<br /> [[Yamaha YR1]]/[[Yamaha YR2|YR2]]/[[Yamaha R3|R3]]
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|manuals          = [[:File:Honda CB450 CL450 Factory Service Manual.pdf]]<br />
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[[:File:Honda CL450 CB450 Model Variations.pdf]]
 
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}}
  
[[Honda]] [[motorcycle]] which began production in 1965 and was known as the '''Black Bomber/ Super Sport'''. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin It was a [[parallel twin]] DOHC Engine.  It was produced until 1974.
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The '''[[Honda]] CB450S''' was a twin, [[four-stroke]] Classic [[motorcycle]] produced by [[Honda]] between 1967 and 1974.  It was also known as the '''Black Bomber/ Super Sport'''. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin It was a [[parallel twin]] DOHC Engine.  It was produced until 1974.  It could reach a top speed of 101 mph (163 km/h). Max [[torque]] was 24.34 ft/lbs (33.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed [[horsepower]] was 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 9000 RPM. 
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==Intro==
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When Honda introduced the CB450, they served notice on the world's motorcycling industry that they could build large capacity machines that had superior performance and technical innovations than any European bike.  Known in Europe as the "Black Bomber", this machine opened the door for the rest of the [[:Category:Japanese motorcycles|Japanese manufacturers]] to enter the big bike market.  It was the bike that was supposed to put Honda on the big bike map with the likes of the British manufacturers, but in reality it didn't.  That would have to wait 4 more years for the introduction of the [[Honda CB750K]].<ref name="Frank2003">{{cite book|author=Aaron Frank|title=Honda Motorcycles|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=CSxTaoGagKoC|accessdate=9 December 2010|date=12 July 2003|publisher=MotorBooks International|isbn=9780760310779}}</ref>  It retained much of the looks of the earlier [[Honda CB77|CB77 Super Hawk]], but internally much was changed.
  
  
When Honda introduced the CB450, they served notice on the world's motorcycling industry that they could build large capacity machines that had superior performance and technical innovations than any European bike. Known in Europe as the "Black Bomber", this machine opened the door for the rest of the [[:Category:Japanese motorcycles|Japanese manufacturers]] to enter the big bike market.
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==Engine==
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The engine was a [[air cooled]] twin, four-stroke. A 75.0mm [[bore]] x 50.6mm [[stroke]] result in a [[displacement]] of just 447.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc). 
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==Drive==
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The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate. 
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==Chassis==
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It came with a 100/90-18 front [[tire]] and a 110/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a expanding [[brake]] in the rear. The front suspension was a  Telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Swing arm. The CB450S was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 388.01 pounds (176.0 Kg). 
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==Issues==
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Early models featured  a clunky [[transmission]] and finnicky [[carburetion]].
  
  
 
==1965 to 1969==
 
==1965 to 1969==
 
===CB450K0===
 
===CB450K0===
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Image:honda_Cb450k0a.jpg|Honda CB450K0
 
Image:honda_Cb450k0a.jpg|Honda CB450K0
 
Image:honda_Cb450.jpg|Honda CB450K0
 
Image:honda_Cb450.jpg|Honda CB450K0
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Image:1967-Honda-CB450K0-Black-142-2.jpg|1967 Honda Black Bomber (CB450K0) in Black
 
Image:1967-Honda-CB450K0-Black-142-2.jpg|1967 Honda Black Bomber (CB450K0) in Black
 
Image:1967-Honda-CB450K0-Black-142-3.jpg|1967 Honda Black Bomber (CB450K0) in Black
 
Image:1967-Honda-CB450K0-Black-142-3.jpg|1967 Honda Black Bomber (CB450K0) in Black
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File:Mcqueen.jpg|'''Steve Mcqueen''' on a Honda CB450
 
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The CB450K0 was sold from 1965 to 1968 in one basic colour scheme- Black with Silver.In the USA,there were limited numbers of Red with Silver as well,but few exist today.In Great Britain,where sales were lukewarm,the model was revamped in Red with Silver,and also the very rare combination of Blue with Silver,in order to move the inventory. The gas tank, upper forks, and headlight shell were the primary colour. The side covers and fenders were silver. The gas tank had chrome panels with black rubber knee pads. The instruments were in the headlight housing. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 4-speed. The serial number began CB450-1000001.
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The CB450K0 was sold from 1965 to 1968 in one basic color scheme- Black with Silver.In the USA,there were limited numbers of Red with Silver as well,but few exist today.In Great Britain,where sales were lukewarm,the model was revamped in Red with Silver,and also the very rare combination of Blue with Silver,in order to move the inventory. The gas tank, upper forks, and headlight shell were the primary color. The side covers and fenders were silver. The gas tank had chrome panels with black rubber knee pads. The instruments were in the headlight housing. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 4-speed. The serial number began CB450-1000001.
  
 
===CB450D===
 
===CB450D===
[[Image:honda_Cl450k0.jpg|left|thumb|Honda CL450K0]][[Image:honda_Cb450d.jpg|left|thumb|Honda CB450D]]
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File:honda_Cl450k0.jpg|left|thumb|Honda CL450K0
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File:honda_Cb450d.jpg|left|thumb|Honda CB450D
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The CB450D (also designated CL450K0) was sold in 1967. The 'D' model was formed out of an attempt to move CB450K0 'Black Bombers' that were not selling, sitting on the US dealer showroom floors. Honda produced a dealer installed 'kit' that transformed the standard CB450K0 into the 'D' model. Honda shipped its US dealers a package that included a newly designed tear drop tank (that became the predecessor to the CB450K1 tank), side covers, fenders, tailight, handlebars, special upsewpt exhaust pipes, and a new style seat to complete the transformation of the old 'hump tanked' Black Bomber , which was at the time referred to us the 'ugly duckling', this the reason for the new body work. It came in one color scheme: silver tank and side covers. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. The fenders were chrome. The two chrome exhaust pipes were upswept one on each side. The "450" side cover decal was on a checkerboard stripe. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 4-speed. The serial number began CB450-1000001.
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The CB450D (also designated CL450K0) was sold in 1967. The 'D' model was formed out of an attempt to move CB450K0 'Black Bombers' that were not selling, sitting on the US dealer showroom floors. Honda produced a dealer installed 'kit' that transformed the standard CB450K0 into the 'D' model. Honda shipped its US dealers a package that included a newly designed tear drop tank (that became the predecessor to the CB450K1 tank), side covers, fenders, tailight, handlebars, special upsewpt exhaust pipes, and a new style seat to complete the transformation of the old 'hump tanked' Black Bomber , which was at the time referred to us the 'ugly duckling', this the reason for the new body work. It came in three color schemes: silver, orange and blue tank and side covers. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. The fenders were chrome. The two chrome exhaust pipes were upswept one on each side. The "450" side cover decal was on a checkerboard stripe. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 4-speed. The serial number began CB450-1000001.
  
 
===CB450K1===
 
===CB450K1===
[[Image:honda_Cb450k1.jpg|left|thumb|Honda CB450K1]][[Image:honda_Cb450k1-3.jpg|left|thumb|Honda CB450K1]]
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File:honda_Cb450k1.jpg|left|thumb|Honda CB450K1
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File:honda_Cb450k1-3.jpg|left|thumb|Honda CB450K1
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The CB450K1 was sold from 1968 to 1969 and came in one of three colors: Black, Candy Red or Candy Blue "Bankers Blue". The gas tank and side covers matched, while the headlight shell and fork covers were black (unlike all other models in following years). This was perceived by some to copy the look of the BSA of the same period, whose fork covers were typiccaly black (as was Triumphs). The K1 was considered the only real attempt to copy the British look of BSA, Matchless, AJS and other Brit brands (from the newly designed  teardrop shaped tank with chrome side panels and knee pads, right down to the white piping on the seat and the new chrome fenders..a first for Honda, as all previous years and models had painted fenders). The seat top surface was a unique heavy 'alligator'grain, with smooth grain side panels, seperated by small white edge piping. The tail light lens had a rounded rectangular shape (last year). The original gas tank badge "HONDA" was the cast plastic type as used on the KO (also the last year for the round emblem). The simple '450' side cover emblems were thin stainless sheet metal (all later models used plastic) There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit (first year).  The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with an updated version of the crankshaft layout and crankcases,and revised dual CV carburetors. The transmission was upgraded to a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-3000001.
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The CB450K1 was sold from 1968 to 1969 and came in one of three colors: Black, Candy Red or Candy Blue "Bankers Blue". The gas tank and side covers matched, while the headlight shell and fork covers were black (unlike all other models in following years). This was perceived by some to copy the look of the BSA of the same period, whose fork covers were typiccaly black (as was Triumphs). The K1 was considered the only real attempt to copy the British look of BSA, Matchless, AJS and other Brit brands (from the newly designed  teardrop shaped tank with chrome side panels and knee pads, right down to the white piping on the seat and the new chrome fenders..a first for Honda, as all previous years and models had painted fenders). The seat top surface was a unique heavy 'alligator'grain, with smooth grain side panels, seperated by small white edge piping. The tail light lens had a rounded rectangular shape (last year). The original gas tank badge "HONDA" was the cast plastic type as used on the KO (also the last year for the round emblem). The simple '450' side cover emblems were thin stainless sheet metal (all later models used plastic) There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit (first year).  The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with an updated version of the crankshaft layout and [[crankcase]]s,and revised dual CV carburetors. The transmission was upgraded to a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-3000001.
 
The European version carried the same valanced fenders as seen on the K0 four speed,with the exception of their being chrome plated,and the speedometer read in KPH rather than MPH. The European model also used rubber fork boots 'gators' as the lower fork covers (as used on the US CL450K1 models) instead of the steel sleeve covers. Other than these few variations, the US model and European model were virtually the same.
 
The European version carried the same valanced fenders as seen on the K0 four speed,with the exception of their being chrome plated,and the speedometer read in KPH rather than MPH. The European model also used rubber fork boots 'gators' as the lower fork covers (as used on the US CL450K1 models) instead of the steel sleeve covers. Other than these few variations, the US model and European model were virtually the same.
  
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==1970==
 
==1970==
[[Image:1970_honda_Cb450k3.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3]][[Image:1970-Honda-CB450K3-Red-4419-0.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3 in Red (not original color)]][[Image:1970-Honda-CB450K3-Red-4419-1.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3 in Red (not original color)]][[Image:1970-Honda-CB450K3-Red-4419-2.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3 in Red (not original color)]][[Image:1970-Honda-CB450K3-Red-4419-3.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3 in Red (not original color)]]
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File:1970_honda_Cb450k3.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3
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File:1970-Honda-CB450K3-Red-4419-0.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3 in Red (not original color)
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File:1970-Honda-CB450K3-Red-4419-1.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3 in Red (not original color)
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File:1970-Honda-CB450K3-Red-4419-2.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3 in Red (not original color)
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File:1970-Honda-CB450K3-Red-4419-3.jpg|left|thumb|1970 Honda CB450K3 in Red (not original color)
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The CB450K3 was sold in 1970 and came in one of three basic colors: Candy Blue Green, Candy Ruby Red, or Candy Gold. The headlight shell, upper forks, gas tank, and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red, blue, or gold). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The fenders were chrome. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-4000001.
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The CB450K3 was sold in 1970 and came in one of three basic colors: Candy Blue Green, Candy Ruby Red, or Candy Gold. The headlight shell, upper forks, gas tank, and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red, blue, or gold). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The fenders were chrome. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. The mufflers were [[megaphone exhaust|megaphone-shaped]]. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-4000001.
  
 
==1971==
 
==1971==
[[Image:1971_honda_Cb450k4.jpg|left|thumb|1971 Honda CB450K4]][[Image:honda_Cb450-2.jpg|left|thumb|1971 Honda CB450K4]]
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[[Image:1971_honda_Cb450k4.jpg|left|thumb|1971 Honda CB450K4]]
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[[Image:honda_Cb450-2.jpg|left|thumb|1971 Honda CB450K4]]
 
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==1974==
 
==1974==
[[Image:1974_honda_Cb450k7.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7]][[Image:1974-Honda-CB450K7-Brown-568-0.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7 in Brown]][[Image:1974-Honda-CB450K7-Brown-568-1.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7 in Brown]][[Image:1974-Honda-CB450K7-Brown-568-2.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7 in Brown]][[Image:1974-Honda-CB450K7-Brown-568-3.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7 in Brown]]
 
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The CB450K7 was sold in 1974 in one of two colors: Candy Orange or Maxim Brown Metallic. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color (i.e., brown or orange). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The gas tank stripes were gold and black. The "450 [[DOHC]]" side cover emblem was white and red. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. There was a chrome grip pipe behind the seat. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The instruments were tilted toward the rider. There was an independent light housing added between the speedometer and tachometer. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-7000001.
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-0.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-1.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-2.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-3.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-4.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-5.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-6.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-7.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-8.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7" in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-9.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-10.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-honda-cb450-k7-in-candy-orange-11.jpg|1974 HONDA CB450 "K7"  in Candy Orange
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File:1974-Honda-CB450K7-Brown-568-0.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7 in Brown
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File:1974-Honda-CB450K7-Brown-568-1.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7 in Brown
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File:1974-Honda-CB450K7-Brown-568-2.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7 in Brown
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File:1974-Honda-CB450K7-Brown-568-3.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7 in Brown
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File:1974_honda_Cb450k7.jpg|left|thumb|1974 Honda CB450K7
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The CB450K7 was sold in 1974 in one of two colors: Candy Orange or Maxim Brown Metallic. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color (i.e., brown or orange). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The gas tank stripes were gold and black. The "450 [[DOHC]]" side cover emblem was white and red. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. There was a chrome grip pipe behind the seat. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The instruments were tilted toward the rider. There was an independent light housing added between the speedometer and tachometer. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc [[DOHC]] parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-7000001.
  
 
==In Popular Culture==
 
==In Popular Culture==
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A Red on Silver - (Black Seat) CB450K0 model appears on the cover of the album "Ridin' High" by Maynard Ferguson (Artist/ Trumpet Player) - 1968 Atlantic Recording Corporation Enterprise Records.  The cover depicts Maynard sitting on the bike with a city back drop holding his trumpet.   
 
A Red on Silver - (Black Seat) CB450K0 model appears on the cover of the album "Ridin' High" by Maynard Ferguson (Artist/ Trumpet Player) - 1968 Atlantic Recording Corporation Enterprise Records.  The cover depicts Maynard sitting on the bike with a city back drop holding his trumpet.   
 
[http://www.amazon.com/Ridin-High-Maynard-Ferguson/dp/B00065TZCS]
 
[http://www.amazon.com/Ridin-High-Maynard-Ferguson/dp/B00065TZCS]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/gimme-shelter#honda-cb450 Gimme Shelter]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/the-man-from-uncle#honda-cb450 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/bergerac#honda-cb450 Bergerac]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/avenida-brasil#honda-cb450 Avenida Brasil]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/gaishniki#honda-cb450 Gaishniki]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/tropa-de-elite#honda-cb450 Elite Squad]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/a-garota-da-moto#honda-cb450 A Garota da Moto]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/serra-pelada#honda-cb450 Serra Pelada]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/trotto-libre#honda-cb450 Trotto libre]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/boso-panikku-daigekitotsu#honda-cb450 Bôsô panikku: Daigekitotsu]
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/cafe-de-flore#honda-cb450 Café de Flore]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
  
  
{{Motorcycle-stub}}
 
 
{{Honda CB}}
 
{{Honda CB}}
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{{Honda}}
  
 
[[Category:Honda motorcycles|CB450]]
 
[[Category:Honda motorcycles|CB450]]
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[[Category:1970s motorcycles|CB450]]
 
[[Category:1970s motorcycles|CB450]]
 
[[Category:Honda CB series]]
 
[[Category:Honda CB series]]
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Latest revision as of 11:56, 14 March 2020

1965 Honda CB450.jpg
Honda CB450
Manufacturer
Also called Super Sport, Black Bomber
Production 1967 - 1974
Class Classic
Engine
Bore / Stroke 75.0mm x 50.6mm
Compression ratio 9.1:1
Top Speed 101 mph (163 km/h)
Horsepower 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 9000RPM
Torque 24.34 ft/lbs (33.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Spark Plug NGK B8ES
Battery YUASA 12N12A-4A-1
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet plate
Final Drive Chain: 530x92
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 35T
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork
Rear: Swing arm
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 110/90-18
Weight 388.01 pounds (176.0 Kg) (dry), 185.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters)
Related Honda CL450
Competition Kawasaki H1
Suzuki T500
Yamaha YR1/YR2/R3
Manuals File:Honda CB450 CL450 Factory Service Manual.pdf
File:Honda CL450 CB450 Model Variations.pdf
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The Honda CB450S was a twin, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Honda between 1967 and 1974. It was also known as the Black Bomber/ Super Sport. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin It was a parallel twin DOHC Engine. It was produced until 1974. It could reach a top speed of 101 mph (163 km/h). Max torque was 24.34 ft/lbs (33.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 9000 RPM.


Intro[edit]

When Honda introduced the CB450, they served notice on the world's motorcycling industry that they could build large capacity machines that had superior performance and technical innovations than any European bike. Known in Europe as the "Black Bomber", this machine opened the door for the rest of the Japanese manufacturers to enter the big bike market. It was the bike that was supposed to put Honda on the big bike map with the likes of the British manufacturers, but in reality it didn't. That would have to wait 4 more years for the introduction of the Honda CB750K.[1] It retained much of the looks of the earlier CB77 Super Hawk, but internally much was changed.


Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 75.0mm bore x 50.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 447.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-18 front tire and a 110/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Swing arm. The CB450S was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 388.01 pounds (176.0 Kg).

Issues[edit]

Early models featured a clunky transmission and finnicky carburetion.


1965 to 1969[edit]

CB450K0[edit]

The CB450K0 was sold from 1965 to 1968 in one basic color scheme- Black with Silver.In the USA,there were limited numbers of Red with Silver as well,but few exist today.In Great Britain,where sales were lukewarm,the model was revamped in Red with Silver,and also the very rare combination of Blue with Silver,in order to move the inventory. The gas tank, upper forks, and headlight shell were the primary color. The side covers and fenders were silver. The gas tank had chrome panels with black rubber knee pads. The instruments were in the headlight housing. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 4-speed. The serial number began CB450-1000001.

CB450D[edit]


The CB450D (also designated CL450K0) was sold in 1967. The 'D' model was formed out of an attempt to move CB450K0 'Black Bombers' that were not selling, sitting on the US dealer showroom floors. Honda produced a dealer installed 'kit' that transformed the standard CB450K0 into the 'D' model. Honda shipped its US dealers a package that included a newly designed tear drop tank (that became the predecessor to the CB450K1 tank), side covers, fenders, tailight, handlebars, special upsewpt exhaust pipes, and a new style seat to complete the transformation of the old 'hump tanked' Black Bomber , which was at the time referred to us the 'ugly duckling', this the reason for the new body work. It came in three color schemes: silver, orange and blue tank and side covers. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. The fenders were chrome. The two chrome exhaust pipes were upswept one on each side. The "450" side cover decal was on a checkerboard stripe. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 4-speed. The serial number began CB450-1000001.

CB450K1[edit]


The CB450K1 was sold from 1968 to 1969 and came in one of three colors: Black, Candy Red or Candy Blue "Bankers Blue". The gas tank and side covers matched, while the headlight shell and fork covers were black (unlike all other models in following years). This was perceived by some to copy the look of the BSA of the same period, whose fork covers were typiccaly black (as was Triumphs). The K1 was considered the only real attempt to copy the British look of BSA, Matchless, AJS and other Brit brands (from the newly designed teardrop shaped tank with chrome side panels and knee pads, right down to the white piping on the seat and the new chrome fenders..a first for Honda, as all previous years and models had painted fenders). The seat top surface was a unique heavy 'alligator'grain, with smooth grain side panels, seperated by small white edge piping. The tail light lens had a rounded rectangular shape (last year). The original gas tank badge "HONDA" was the cast plastic type as used on the KO (also the last year for the round emblem). The simple '450' side cover emblems were thin stainless sheet metal (all later models used plastic) There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit (first year). The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with an updated version of the crankshaft layout and crankcases,and revised dual CV carburetors. The transmission was upgraded to a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-3000001. The European version carried the same valanced fenders as seen on the K0 four speed,with the exception of their being chrome plated,and the speedometer read in KPH rather than MPH. The European model also used rubber fork boots 'gators' as the lower fork covers (as used on the US CL450K1 models) instead of the steel sleeve covers. Other than these few variations, the US model and European model were virtually the same.

1969[edit]

1969 Honda CB450K2


The CB450K2 was sold in 1969 and came in one of two colors: Candy Red or Candy Blue Green. The headlight shell, upper fork covers, gas tank, and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red or blue-green). There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The fenders were chrome. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-3008956.

1970[edit]


The CB450K3 was sold in 1970 and came in one of three basic colors: Candy Blue Green, Candy Ruby Red, or Candy Gold. The headlight shell, upper forks, gas tank, and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red, blue, or gold). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The fenders were chrome. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-4000001.

1971[edit]

1971 Honda CB450K4
1971 Honda CB450K4


The CB450K4 was sold in 1971 and was available in one of four colors: Polynesian Blue Metallic, Candy Ruby Red, Candy Gold, and Valley Green Metallic. The gas tank, headlight shell, upper forks, and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red, gold, or green). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The side cover emblem reads "DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM 450". The seat changed shape and pleating design. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-4100001.

1972[edit]

The CB450K5 was sold in 1972 in one of three colors: Candy Garnet Brown, Light Ruby Red, or Candy Bacchus Olive. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red, brown, or olive). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The gas tank stripe was gold. The upper fork were chrome. The headlight shell was black. There was a chrome strip on the base of the gas tank. The side cover emblem reads "DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM 450". The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-5000001.

1973[edit]

1973 Honda CB450K6
1973 Honda CB450


The CB450K6 was sold in 1973 in one of two colors: Brier Brown Metallic or Tyrolean Green Metallic. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color (i.e., brown or green). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The gas tank stripes were gold and black. The "450 DOHC" side cover emblem was white and yellow. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. There was a chrome grip pipe behind the seat. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The instruments were tilted toward the rider. There was an independent light housing added between the speedometer and tachometer. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-6000001.

1974[edit]


The CB450K7 was sold in 1974 in one of two colors: Candy Orange or Maxim Brown Metallic. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color (i.e., brown or orange). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The gas tank stripes were gold and black. The "450 DOHC" side cover emblem was white and red. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. There was a chrome grip pipe behind the seat. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The instruments were tilted toward the rider. There was an independent light housing added between the speedometer and tachometer. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-7000001.

In Popular Culture[edit]

Maynard Ferguson Ridin High Cover

A Red on Silver - (Black Seat) CB450K0 model appears on the cover of the album "Ridin' High" by Maynard Ferguson (Artist/ Trumpet Player) - 1968 Atlantic Recording Corporation Enterprise Records. The cover depicts Maynard sitting on the bike with a city back drop holding his trumpet. [1]


References[edit]

  1. Aaron Frank (12 July 2003). Honda Motorcycles. MotorBooks International. ISBN 9780760310779. http://books.google.com/books?id=CSxTaoGagKoC. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 


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