No Reserve – 1966 Honda CB450

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Post Sale Update: This CB450 sold for $6,816 after 67 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. Want to learn more? Motorcycle Classics has a great write-up on the Honda CB450 Super Sport and what made it so important.

This example (VIN: CB450-1004116) has been with the seller for the last two decades and because of that it comes with service records since 1998. In 2015 the bike got electronic ignition, a new wiring harness, brake/clutch cables, starter, and more. The seller notes that this CB has had some paint work in the past and there’s a few scratches throughout. It’s otherwise mostly original, though the mirrors were removed at some point in the past.

Find this Black Bomber for sale in Los Angeles, California for $3,214

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