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Honda CB450 Dragon

In England the Honda CB450 was not a rapid seller after its launch in 1966. I remember them being discounted in some dealers to help shift stock particularly prior to the 5 speed model being introduced. The Dragon was introduced with a partial red paint job, some sports handle bars and new rear shockers. I do not know anybody who particularly likes them and a red "black bomber" is a strange concept.

This bike has had its "Ace" sports bars replaced with standard ones. The log book describes the bike as red and black from new so it is presumably an original Dragon! The owner has two standard ones as well.


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Engine profile

Remarkably effective front brake

CB450 bought for restoration. Unused since 1971


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