Honda CB450 — Video Encyclopedia

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Honda CB450

12 volt 12 Amp Hour battery, 30/35 headlamp, standard mirrors and toolkit [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

The Honda CB450 was the ‘big’ Honda motorcycle a 444cc 180° straight dual overhead cam engine 43-45 horsepower (more 100 HP/ litre). [ 3 ]

Appearing first in the four-speed K0 model, and progressing a series of ‘K’ models various improvements and styling notably a redesigned fuel and 5 speed transmission in the 1968 K1

K0 models are often known as Bomber’ models [ 1 ] were for their distinctive large fuel tank with the common ‘family’ styling in the S90 and CD175. In Canada the K1 model was as the Hellcat.

The CB450 was first shown in UK the Diamond Jubilee Brighton Trials of September 1965, held along the seafront. As the was newly imported, the engine was not so the appearance was a semi-competition demonstration run for publicity ridden by (the Allan Robinson, MBE. [ 4 ] a staff member, recording a kilometre time of 30.1 and a terminal speed of 100mph [ 5 ]

The CB450 was then publicly at the nearby motorcycle show, for the first time in Brighton at the Hotel exhibition centre on the seafront. [ 6 ]

When David first evaluated the bike in 1965, he reported that UK were planned from 1966. [ 2 ] The price of £360 quoted at introduction in the February Official Honda advertisement [ 1 ] was the same as a traditional UK 650 or 750 sports [ 7 ]

Honda (UK) planned a publicity event by entering Hailwood as one of the riders in the ‘Motor 500 mile production race at Hatch during July Instead, Hailwood completed laps [ 8 ] on a CB450 before began as it was unable to compete in the category, the FIM deeming it was not classified as a machine as it had two overhead camshafts. [ 9 ]

the CB450 never sold up to expectations, it had excellent engineering for the notably including reliable components, an electric starter. and a split crankcase. all features from the British twins of the The most radical feature was the springing. Instead of the conventional springs, it used ‘torsion ‘ — rods of that twisted to provide the effect. [ 10 ]

The basic engine was modified and in the Honda N360 car and the exported the precursor to the Honda Civic .

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^ a b c d e f g h i j k Motor Cycle. 17 1966. Colour centrespread Honda CB450 UK advertisement. the big black …. £360.0.0 2013-08-22 ^ a b c d e f g h i Motor Cycle. 30 Dec p.910 to 913 Road impressions of new

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Honda CB450 by David Accessed 2013-08-21 ^ Margie (July/August 2007). 1971 CB450 K4. Motorcycle Classics. 2009-08-11.

Check date in: |date= (help ) ^ [1] Allan MBE. Obituary Retrieved ^ Motor Cycle. 16 September p.424. Brighton Speed results.

Accessed 2013-08-23 ^ Cycle. 9 September 1965, Show Edition. ‘Honda, 15′. This is what all been waiting for—the new 444cc Honda CB450. Its on for the very first time in . Accessed 2013-08-24 ^ Motor 9 September 1965, Brighton Edition prices in GBP for 1966 Triumph Bonneville 650 £349, BSA 650 £355, Matchless G15CSR 750 Norton Dominator 650SS Norton Atlas £369.

Accessed 2013-08-24 ^ Motor 7 July 1966. p.22/23 Marathon. Motor Cycle’s race. A plane was specially to fly riders back from the day’s Dutch Grand One who took advantage of this was Hailwood and here [pictured] he as he completes demonstration laps on a CB450 before racing Accessed 2013-08-21 ^ Motor

19 May 1966, p.664 Racing by David Dixon. The Honda is not yet regarded as a ‘production’ machine. the CSI not to change the rules—under which with two overhead camshafts are it would be ‘unfair to make a in mid season’. . Accessed 2013-08-21 ^ Siegal (March/April 2010). CB450: The Black Bomber.

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