Honda CM450A: history, specs, pictures
|Also called||CM450A matic, CM 450 A matic, CM450 Custom, CM 450 Custom, CM450E, CM 450 E, CM 450|
|Bore / Stroke||75.0mm x 50.6mm|
|Horsepower||46.0 HP (34.3 KW) @ 9000RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 2-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Suspension||Front: telescopic forks
Rear: dual shock
|Brakes||Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
|Wheelbase||0.04 inches (1 mm)|
|Length||0.08 inches (2 mm)|
|Width||33.66 inches (855 mm)|
|Height||0.04 inches (1 mm)|
|Weight||390.22 pounds (177.0 Kg) (dry), 181.4 kg (wet)|
|Oil Filter||K&N KN-401|
|Fuel Capacity||3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||3.92 liters/100 km (25.5 km/l or 60.01 mpg)|
The bike has a 2-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the automatic.
It came with a -18 front tire and a -16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a dual shock. The CM450A matic was fitted with a 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 390.22 pounds (177.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 0.04 inches (1 mm) long.
The CM450A-82 Hondamatic was sold in 1982 in two available colors: Candy Muse Red with Candy Antares Red or Candy Empire Blue with Candy Dark Blue. The gas tank and side covers were two-tone. The "CM450A HONDAMATIC" side cover decal was gold. The comstar wheels were highlighted black. The speedometer had a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The engine was a 447cc SOHC 3-valve parallel twin with dual carburetors. The transmission was a two-speed automatic with torque converter. The serial number began JH2PC052*CM000014.
The CM450A-83 Hondamatic was sold in 1983 in one of two color schemes: Black with Achilles Black Metallic or Candy Regal Brown with Chestnut Gold Metallic. The gas tank and side covers were two-tone. The "450 HONDAMATIC" side cover decal was silver and white. The wheels were cast allow. The speedometer now had a 105 mph (170 kph) limit.
- Engine: Twin-cylinder, 447cc with three-valve Pentroof™ combustion chamber design, SOHC
- Carburetor: Dual
- Transmission: 2-speed Hondamatic with torque converter
- Exhaust: Power Chamber™
- Cooling: Integrated oil cooler
- Brakes: Front disc
- Wheels: Cast alloy
- Wheelbase: 1450mm (57.1 in.)
- Seat height: 775mm (30.5 in.)
- Fuel capacity: 13 liters (3.4 gal.)
- Dry weight: 177 kg (390.3 lb)
- The serial number began JH2PC052*CM000014.
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