1972 Honda CL450K5 Street Scrambler Registration no. not registered Frame no. CL450 5003676 Engine no. CL450E 5003462
Honda's largest model when launched, the CB450 capitalised on experience gained with a succession of smaller-capacity twins but nevertheless departed from its maker's usual practice in a number of ways, in particular its use of twin overhead camshafts, torsion-bar valve springs and constant-velocity carburettors. The tubular frame, replacing Honda's traditional fabricated spine type, was another departure from the norm. In 1967 it was joined by a CL450 'street scrambler' variant, which boasted an upswept exhaust system, wider handlebars and spring-loaded footrests among other off-road adaptations. This very original example of a CL450K5 was formerly part of a private collection in Delaware, USA. No restoration work has been undertaken, even the paintwork is original. NOVA has been completed and all taxes/duties paid, making UK registration straightforward. This rare and collectible early Japanese classic comes with a US title.