No Reserve: 1966 Honda CB450 Black Bomber

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This 1966 Honda CB450 is a largely stock example of the “Black Bomber,” the company’s first DOHC “big twin” produced from 1965-1968. Equipped with a 444cc twin and 4-speed gearbox, this example is said to remain clean and largely original aside from its mirrors and front fender. Located in the selling dealer’s Indiana collection, the bike is sold with period literature and a clean California title. Black and silver paint shows no major wear according to the seller, though a few of small chips are described on the forward edge of the chrome-sided fuel tank. The chrome, seat, and tires are said to be in similarly clean condition. Mirrors are Honda items but reportedly not original. Both tank badges show crazing. Instrumentation is limited to a tach, speedo, and odometer showing 142 miles, only a handful of which have been added by the seller. The bike has been stored indoors and maintained as a part of a large collection for the past eight years, and its prior history is unknown. The 444cc air-cooled parallel twin produced 43 horsepower at 8,500 rpm when new and was paired with a 4-speed transmission. This example runs well and sounds good according to the seller. The Black Bomber weighed 412 pounds dry and achieved a 102 mph top speed in period testing. Period magazines are included along with an owner’s book and Clymer shop manual. The seller’s collection is operated under a dealer license and a clean California title will be supplied for reassignment to the new owner.

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