The Scrambler Cl model is getting hard to find and one that is in 100% original and correct condition is even harder. The bike shows age appropriate wear and patina, has a good battery, original toolkit and one of the coolest looking and rare exhaust pipes, which happens to be in great condition. Motorcycle has title. Kick and electric start.
The CL450 remained much the same through 1974, though diverged further from its sister bike as time went on. While the CB450 went to a front disc brake in 1970, Honda decided to keep the CL450 with its two drum brakes. Disc brakes were fairly new technology on motorcycles, and unproven in off-road riding. The CB450 was replaced in 1975 when Honda increased the displacement of the engine and renamed it the CB500.
The bike remains popular today among enthusiasts, and many are still in use in flat track racing or have been modified into cafe racers.
Honda’s horsepower rating of the 444cc DOHC parallel twin was 43 hp@9650 RPM off the crank, nearly 100 hp per liter. Top speed could be seen as high as 96 MPH in stock trim with a well-tuned carburetor. If highway speeds are more desirable, the CB450′s gearing can be used to offer more relaxed cruising at higher velocities.
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