BK Auto Auctions is now offering this 1973 Honda CL450 Scrambler finished in red. Power comes from a 444cc parallel twin dual overhead cam four stroke engine. The owner states they have kept the bike on static display in a humidity-controlled environment since 2010. The odometer reads 7,451 miles. This Honda is being sold with a clean title.
The CL450 is powered by a 444cc parallel twin dual overhead cam four stroke engine, with power coming through a five speed gearbox shifted with the left foot. A chain transmits power to the rear wheel through front and rear sprockets that can be changed to achieve different gear ratios. The upswept chrome exhaust denote the CL scrambler package. Instrumentation includes a speedometer and tachometer as well as lights indicating neutral and high beam. It features both kick start and electric start capability. Safety features include operational turn signals front and rear as well as twin chrome rear view mirrors.
The 1973 Honda CL450 is an excellent unrestored example of a motorcycle from that time period. The CB450 was introduced to the Honda lineup in 1967, with a package of upswept exhaust pipes available from the dealer. In 1968 the CL450, often referred to as the scrambler, was introduced. Initially the difference between the CB and CL models was primarily cosmetic but as the years passed changes were made in transmissions and gearing between the two. In 1975 the engine displacement was increased to 500cc’s, bring an end to the 450 line.
The motorcycle has been part of the present owner’s portfolio since August 2010 and has been on static display in a humidity-controlled environment since acquisition. We believe the 7.451 miles showing on the odometer to be original, bit in accordance with Missouri statutes the motorcycle will be sold mileage exempt. There is a rip on the seat that has been patched and a few minor imperfections one would expect from a vehicle of this vintage but overall the motorcycle presents very well.
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