Honda Dream CA77

All dressed up in angular sheet metal, the 305cc Honda Dream is instantly recognizable as a machine of the 1960s.

| January/February 2014

Claimed power: 23hp @ 7,500rpm
Engine: 305cc air-cooled OHC parallel twin, 60mm x 54mm bore and stroke
Top Speed: 86mph
Weight (dry): 350lb (159kg)
Fuel capacity/MPG: 2.5gal (9.5ltr)/50-70mpg
Price then/now: $595/$1,500-$4,000

All dressed up in angular sheet metal, the Honda Dream is instantly recognizable as a machine of the 1960s. Those sartorial straight lines and sharp creases of the Dream are also instantly polarizing — eliciting a love it or loathe it kind of reaction.

Regardless of how you feel about the blocky and chunky machine, for many who came of age in the era of the Dream the model brings back happy memories. Take Jim Jebavy of New Berlin, Wis. In 1966 he was a high school senior in the town of Two Rivers on Lake Michigan, and several of his friends had motorcycles. Many owned Dreams, and Jim remembers cadging rides aboard the 305cc Hondas. At the time he had never owned a motorcycle, having instead invested in a car. Come winter, he was the popular man with his friends.

12/13/2017 10:21:11 AM

Steve I fell in love with the ca95 in the 60s but when I saw the ca72/77 for the first time I was in love again but could never afford one. Now 50 years later I purchased one and restored it and every time I ride it I am 18 again. It will be with me for a long time.

8/2/2014 10:38:53 AM

Are they ever going to make a new speedometer for a Honda Dream 305 CA77 ? they are so hard to find also where can I get one ? and when you do find one the cost is OUT! the window . What's going on with that anyway ? I got a new one for my CA160 .What's going on with that ? also need the right side winker switch we need that also , same problem. Thank's, this would make life so much easy'er. G.

1/16/2014 3:45:41 PM

Here's a question for all you Dream owners: the article mentioned that Dreams are all-steel. However, the rear shock upper covers on my black 1968 Dream are plastic. Is this unusual, or do all Dream 305s have plastic shock covers?

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