The Honda CB450 Black Bomber

Two cylinders, twin cams and loaded with technology, the Honda CB450 put the world on notice: Honda was at war, and planned to win.

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The calling card on the Honda CB450 Black Bomber was its double-overhead camshafts, a feature then found only on exotic race bikes, and certainly not on “cheap” Japanese street machines.
Photo by Gary Phelps