” The Honda CB450 K0 has a very secure place in motorcycling history books. Nicknamed the ‘Black Bomber’ on account of the Ford Model T-style paint choice, it was the first volume-produced motorcycle powered by a DOHC engine. And it still looks good today.
Australian Cliff Overton fell under the spell of the CB450 a couple of years ago. Out of the blue, he got the chance to own one—and jumped at it. “I wasn’t looking for a project, but this bike found me,” he says. “A guy at a swap meet said he’d found an old bike lying in a field in Colorado, USA. He was over there hunting for old pick up trucks to bring back to Australia.”
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