Dime City Cycles CB450

Honda CB450 cafe racer by Dime City Cycles
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 get noticed—like this CB450 ‘Manx’ from Dime City Cycles of Largo, Florida. DCC has created three models based on the Honda CB450: the $9,995 ‘Sixty Five’ bobber, the $8,995 ‘Classic Café’ racer and now the $11,995 ‘Manx’ shown here. This particular Manx comes from a 1972 donor bike, and features a full complement of Dime City Cycles parts, including a fuel tank, race fairing and a new rear frame section. The engine has been rebuilt and tuned, and fitted with a Motofiaccone stainless exhaust with reverse cone mufflers. DCC is run by Jason Michaels and Herm Narciso; according to Michaels, “We build every bike together and collaborate on the entire process. Herm usually handles the raw mechanical side of things—engines, moving parts, suspension and such—along with timelines and milestones. I tend to fall into the design and fab category doing the concept designs, welding, and so on.” Part of the DCC appeal is the relaxed attitude. “We’re typically open from 5pm—11pm Monday through Friday,” they say. “And on the weekends we really don’t shut the roll-up door … Swing by the shop and grab a free cup of our soon-to-be world famous ‘motor-oil’ coffee. Hang out, read the paper, shoot the shit, check out the most recent issue of Garage or DicE magazine—whatever you feel like.” I like the sound of that. [Images by Paul Henry Harrington.]

Completely rebuilt engine w/ over-bore pistons, custom intake CAM, performance clutch, stainless steel valves, ported and polished head and ceramic coated top-end with hand etched and polished fins and lower casings
Completely refurbished electrical and charging system
Bespoke Motofiaccone stainless steel exhaust with reverse cone mufflers
DCC “Manx” CB450 fuel tank
DCC “Manx” front race fairing
Avon Road Master 100/90/19 front and 120 90/18 rear tires
Drilled front brake rotor & vented rear drum
Adjustable aluminum clip-ons w/ laser race grips
Frame mounted 7 position steering damper
Custom gauge cluster with 2.5″ chrome speedometer and tachometer
Refurbished & jetted Keihin carburetors w/ pod filters
DCC rearset and linkage system
DCC “Manx” rear frame section, fiberglass seat and race-ready shock relocation system
DCC CNC aluminum bar-end mirrors
DCC floating rear fender and shorty front fender
DCC spade tipped clutch and brake levers
Discrete retro styled blinkers
All stainless steel button head hardware

Honda CB450 cafe racer by Dime City Cycles
Honda CB450 cafe racer by Dime City Cycles
Honda CB450 cafe racer by Dime City Cycles