The Honda CB450 Black Bomber is easily one of the most significant motorcycles to ever come out of Japan. Produced for just three years, it was the company’s first ‘big bike’ (and the first production bike with DOHC).
I always thought the Dream was an ugly bike, particularly due to the square headlight and front fender. With that said, its impact on Honda is undeniable, and this Honda Dream Police variant is just too cool not to share.
Post-Listing Update: This Honda Monkey Z50 did not get any bids. This Honda Monkey Z50 (affectionately called the Monkey-Davidson) has been converted to look like an Electra-Glide with the Batwing fairing, luggage, and trunk.
Post-Sale Update: After 28 bids on eBay, this RD400 custom sold for $8,300. This Yamaha RD400 was converted by MotoHangar into an absolute beauty that also got its own feature on Pipeburn.
Post-Listing Update: Despite the outcome on the listing, I’m told this Honda CL350 Flying Dragon sold for $3,800 on eBay. A little known tidbit of Honda history is in ’72 and ’73, you could order an incredible set of alternate bodywork for CL350 or CL450 models – an idea that came from Honda’s paint department because they figured these crazy …
Post Listing Update: Bidding got up to $8,701 but this bike was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Suzuki shocked a lot of people with the GS series, particularly with their 997cc-engined entrance into the liter bike market. It was fast, it had great handling and brakes, and over time it’s proven itself to be one of the …
Post-Sale Update: After 27 bids on eBay, this CB1100F sold for $5,701 – an impressive figure. Built for just one year, the Honda CB1100F was a sleek looking standard that evolved from the 900F. In the process, it had tremendous performance – in January of ’83, Cycle World said it was the fastest stock bike they’ve ever tested.
The Suzuki Gamma RG500 was a repli-racer inspired by the ’84 Gamma GP bike, which helped Suzuki win seven straight constructors championships. Here we’ve got two brand new examples that have never been started – one of which is a pre-production model.
Post-Listing Update: This ‘museum quality’ (despite the backwards tank badges) S90 did not meet reserve with bidding up to $3,152 on eBay. I feature all kinds of motorcycles on this site, but only the Honda S90 is on here every day, as it’s part of the Bike-urious logo. Here’s a restored example that’s currently spending its days in a museum.
Post-Sale Update: This Yamaha TZR250SP sold for $7,700 after 37 bids on eBay. Some would say the 3MA version of Yamaha TZR250SP was a full-on racer that came with lights. A limited number were built for homologation purposes, and it even took features from the factory TZ250W racer to make a sportbike that can still take on the newcomers.
Post-Sale Update: After 26 bids on eBay, this Honda CB750 Limited sold for $3,310. Built as a 10th Anniversary bike, the Honda CB750 Limited was a 2-tone beauty with the same mechanical components as the base bike. This is a great example that was actually the exact model featured on the cover Clymer Honda CB750 DOHC Fours repair manual.
Built over the ’84 and ’85 model years, the Kawasaki 750 Turbo only had minor changes between years. Most riders consider this to be the best of the factory turbo’d bikes from the big 4 Japanese manufacturers.
I’m disappointed to see such an unique rig go up for sale, but hopefully it finds a new owner within the Bike-urious ranks. Reader Mike B. has let me know that he has to let his Honda VF1000R with Motorvation sidecar go, and this thing is too cool not to share.
Post-Sale Update: After 16 bids on eBay, this Kawasaki A7 Avenger sold for $5,500. The last of the big 4 Japanese manufacturers to start selling motorcycles, Kawi had a little bit of catching up to do when it came to understanding the US market. They initially offered small-displacement two-strokes, and while those bikes have definitely caught the eye of a …
Post Sale Update: After 16 bids on eBay, this CL sold for US $4,599. The successor to last week’s Honda CL350, this immaculate Honda CL360 has just 700 miles and is waiting for a new owner after spending most of its life in a collection.