History-CB450

History CB450

1965-1974

The Different Honda CB450 models over the years

CB450K0 was sold from 1965 to 1968 in one color: Black with Silver. The gas tank, upper forks, and headlight shell were black. The side covers and fenders were silver. The gas tank had chrome panels with black rubber kneepads. The instruments were in the headlight housing. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 4-speed. The serial number began CB450-1000001

The CB450K2 was sold in 1969 and came in one of two colors: Candy Red or Candy Blue Green. The headlight shell, upper fork covers, gas tank, and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red or blue- green). There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The fenders were chrome. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5- speed. The serial number began CB450-3008956

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CB450K6 was sold in 1973 in one of two colors: Brier Brown Metallic or Tyrolean Green Metallic. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color (i.e., brown or green). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The gas tank stripes were gold and black. The "450 DOHC" side cover emblem was white and yellow. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. There was a chrome grip pipe behind the seat. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The instruments were tilted toward the rider. There was an independent light housing added between the speedometer and tachometer. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-6000001

The CB450P, 1966, Police Special. Large speedometer calibrated in 1-mile-per- hour increments. With a flip of a switch, the officer could lock the speedo reading to preserve the evidence. Police lights. Lever on the left handlebar that worked the unusual siren-activation system, the lever brought a rotating steel drum into contact with the rear wheel, much like those old electrical generators on bicycles. The drum drove a flexible steel cable that snaked forward to spin the siren. The Police Special also came with a solo seat backed by a small metal box for carrying an officer's ticket book.

The CB450K3 was sold in 1970 and came in one of three basic colors: Candy Blue Green, Candy Ruby Red, or Candy Gold. The headlight shell, upper forks, gas tank, and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red, blue, or gold). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The fenders were chrome. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-4000001. CL450

The CB450K7 was sold in 1974 in one of two colors: Candy Orange or Maxim Brown Metallic. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color (i.e., brown or orange). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The gas tank stripes were gold and black. The "450 DOHC" side cover emblem was white and red. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. There was a chrome grip pipe behind the seat. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The instruments were tilted toward the rider. There was an independent light housing added between the speedometer and tachometer. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-7000001

The CB450D (also designated CL450K0) was sold in 1967. It came in one of three color schemes: Metallic Silver with Black, Candy Red with Black, or Candy Blue with Black. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. The fenders were chrome. The two chrome exhaust pipes were upswept one on each side. The "450" side cover decal was on a checkerboard stripe. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 4-speed. The serial number began CB450-1000001

The CB450K4 was sold in 1971 and was available in one of four colors: Polynesian Blue Metallic, Candy Ruby Red, Candy Gold, and Valley Green Metallic. The gas tank, headlight shell, upper forks, and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red, gold, or green). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The side cover emblem reads "DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM 450". The seat changed shape and pleating design. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-4100001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CB450K1 was sold from 1968 to 1969 and came in one of two colors: Candy Red or Candy Blue. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color. The seat surface was pleated. The taillight lens had a rectangular shape. The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The upper forks and headlight shell were black. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The fenders were chrome. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-3000001. CL450K1

The CB450K5 was sold in 1972 in one of three colors: Candy Garnet Brown, Light Ruby Red, or Candy Bacchus Olive. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color (i.e., red, brown, or olive). The gas tank badge "HONDA" was metal. The gas tank stripe was gold. The upper fork were chrome. The headlight shell was black. There was a chrome strip on the base of the gas tank. The side cover emblem reads "DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM 450". The front braking system used a hydraulic disc. The fork boots were black rubber. There was an independent speedometer, tachometer, and headlight unit. The fenders were chrome. The mufflers were megaphone-shaped. The engine was a 444cc DOHC parallel twin with dual CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB450-5000001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honda made sure everyone knew the CB450 carried a twin cam engine, broadcasting the fact on the bike's side panels.

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