Honda CB450

Honda CB450 K0 ‘Runcible Racer’

The Honda CB450 K0 has a very secure place in motorcycling history books. Nicknamed the ‘Black Bomber’ on account of the Ford Model T-style paint choice, it was the first volume-produced motorcycle powered by a DOHC engine. And it still looks good today. Australian Cliff Overton fell under the spell of the CB450 a couple…

Honda CB450 K1

Honda CB450 K1 resto-mod

What, another Honda CB ‘cafe racer’? Rest assured this one is different. Apart from a nut-and-bolt mechanical overhaul, it’s sporting subtle upgrades that will drastically increase its performance. Santa Fe-based Charles Burkhardt found this Honda CB450 K1 on Craigslist, and it looked like it hadn’t been started for 20 years. But after rebuilding the carbs,…

Honda CB450 K1

Honda CB450 K1 by Ellaspede

Brisbane is Australia’s third biggest city. It’s the capital of Queensland, the unfeasibly huge ‘sunshine state.’ Queensland is also an idyllic environment for motorcycles, so let’s turn our attention to the brightest star on the local custom scene: Ellaspede. Ellaspede’s latest build is this 1968 Honda CB450 K1, a low-key but very effective resto-mod. “The…

Custom Honda CB450

BlueCat Motors of St. Paul, MN is the kind of motorcycle shop that every town should have. It’s run by enthusiasts who are comfortable working…

Honda CB450 cafe racer

Eric Meglasson lives in Bend, Oregon, and his motorcycling journey has had its fair share of twists and turns. “Over the years, my bikes kept…

Honda CB450 bobber

Every now and then a bike comes out of left field, and this one was spotted by designer Luca Bar. When I saw the images,…

Honda CB450 by Dime City

EXCLUSIVE The kings of the CB450 café racer are the guys at Dime City Cycles in Florida, who we’ve featured before. They’ll be getting considerably…

Dime City Cycles CB450

Nearly forty years on, the Honda CB shows no sign of waning in popularity. CB-based café racers are two-a-penny, so it takes something special to…

Honda CB450 Manx Tribute

When is a Norton not a Norton? When it’s a Honda in disguise. Johann Keyser’s CB450 ‘Manx Tribute’ started as an attempt to build a…

Honda CB450 K1

In the days before the horsepower race, the Honda CB450 was one of the most desirable bikes you could buy. You had the choice of…