1972 Honda Motorcycles Other
Year of manufacture1972
Engine numberCL450E 5003462
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.