The K1 CB450 was a one year only bike, and it was the last Honda to rock chrome panels on the gas tank. Here’s one that’s been turned into a desert sled.
Everyone knows the K0 version, affectionately known as the Black Bomber, but the K1 was sold alongside the K0 in ’68. Most K1s got a seat with white piping and textured black vinyl. For reasons unknown, Honda marketed the K1 as the Hellcat in Canada – I wish the US got the sweet name, too. For more information on the K1, check out this link from Livable Landscape.
Per the seller, “I’ve been working on this machine for the past couple years and it’s time to make room for other projects. This bike was completely taken down to the frame and reassembled. Tons of new and rebuilt parts and the goal for this bike was to keep a lot of the original patina. This bike was meant to be ridden and is not perfect by any means. Fork shrouds have dings, tank needed extensive work to save, RHS chrome tank panel was improperly cleaned at one point and shows swirling. This bike however has a ton of character and has been an absolute blast to ride and own.”
Find this CB450 for sale in Richmond, Virginia for $3,900 here on Facebook Marketplace (it’s a private group, though).