43 bhp, 410 lbs, 110 mph


When Honda released the Black Bomber in 1965 it represented the first direct threat to the British large capacity performance bikes of the time. With double overhead cams, horizontally split crank case, electric start and - by the standards of the day - a very high revving engine, it was the first time that a japanese motorcycle could take on the like of the Triumph Bonneville. In its own right the Bomber was not a major seller but it did represent the beginning of the end for the British industry. This bike was acquired as a "Red Bomber". It had spent much of its former life in France. A full restoration to very near original has been undertaken during 2013 by 2WheelsMiklos.

1968 Honda CB450 KO "Black Bomber"

[444cc  DOHC Parallel Twin]