Post-Sale Update: This Black Bomber sold for $6,600 after 19 bids on eBay.
The CB450 was Honda’s first “large displacement” bike, and it ended up becoming one of the most important Japanese motorcycles of all time. It was also quite upsetting to the British motorcycle industry, and they were put on the defensive by the Black Bomber. According to Motorcycle Classics, “the Bomber was disqualified from some production races in England on the grounds that it was too much like a factory racer.”
The engine redlined at an incredible 10,000 rpm and produced 42 horsepower, yielding a top speed of 102 miles per hour. The styling featured the classic black tank with large chrome sides common to other bikes in the family like the Honda S90 and the Honda Superhawk. Want to learn more? Motorcycle Classics has a great write-up on the Honda CB450 Super Sport and what made it so important.
Find this Black Bomber for sale in Oologah, Oklahoma with bidding up to $3,800 and the reserve not yet met