Honda CM450T

From CycleChaos
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Honda-CM450.jpg
Honda CM450T
Manufacturer
Production 1982
Predecessor Honda CM400T
Engine
Four stroke, parallel twin, OHC,3 valve per cylinder
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Ignition CDI
Transmission 6 Speed
Suspension Front: Telehydraulic forks
Rear: Swingarm fork with adjustable telehydraulic shocks.
Brakes Front: Single disc
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 3.50-18
Rear Tire 4.00-16
Weight 181 kg / 399 lbs (dry),
Oil Filter K&N KN-401
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 13 Liters / 3.4 US gal
Manuals Service Manual



Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, parallel twin, OHC,3 valve per cylinder. The engine featured a 9.3:1 compression ratio.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.50-18 front tire and a 4.00-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telehydraulic forks while the rear was equipped with a Swingarm fork with adjustable telehydraulic shocks.. The CM450T was fitted with a 13 Liters / 3.4 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 181 kg / 399 lbs.

Photos[edit]

Honda CM450T

Overview[edit]

Honda CM 450










The Honda CM series was a street bike precursor to the Honda Rebel series of motorcycles produced from 1979-1981. These bikes had a 395cc parallel twin engine that was air-cooled. Features included electric start and electronic ignition.

The Honda CM series all generally resembled the older-style flat-seat bikes from the 60s and 70s, with the exception of a slightly raised passenger area seat and small plastic fairings for the battery and electrical. These are "standard" style motorcycles but do have some elements of the cruiser (stepped seat, increased fork angle, extra chrome).

The CM400 series includes only a speedometer and three indicator lights (neutral, oil pressure, high beam) with a tachometer for the C and T models. The E (economy) model had wire wheels and drum brakes, while the others had "Comstar" alloy wheels and a front disk/rear drum braking setup. While not particularly powerful, the CM400's handling makes it one of the great starter bikes.

Many engine components are common with the Honda CB400T models from the same year. The parallel twin engine has three valves per cylinder (two intake, one exhaust) and a five-speed manual or two-speed automatic transmission. In 1982, the CM engine was bored out to a 447 cc engine with six gears, and the series was renamed CM450.



Make Model Honda CM 450
Year 1982
Engine Type Four stroke, parallel twin, OHC,3 valve per cylinder
Displacement 447 cc / 27.2 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 75 x 50.6 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression 9.3:1
Induction 2x 30mm Keihin CV
Ignition CDI
Starting Electric
Max Power 37 hp / 27.5 kW @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension Telehydraulic forks
Rear Suspension Swingarm fork with adjustable telehydraulic shocks.
Front Brakes Single disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Tire 3.50-18
Rear Tire 4.00-16
Dry Weight 181 kg / 399 lbs
Fuel Capacity 13 Liters / 3.4 US gal
Consumption Average 64 mp/g
Standing ¼ Mile 13.7 sec