Honda CB450SC

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Honda CB450SC
Manufacturer Honda
Production 1982-1986
Class Sport bike
Engine 447cc parallel twin-cylinder
Transmission Five speed plus overdrive sixth
Wheelbase 57.1 inches
Seat height 30.9 inches
Weight 392.5 lb (dry)
Fuel capacity 3.2 gallons, including 0.5 gallon reserve

The Honda CB450SC was a motorcycle produced by Honda between 1982 and 1986.

It was introduced in two colors; Candy Wineberry Red, and Cosmo Black Metallic. The Wing tank emblem was gold. The gas tank and side cover stripe was chrome. The front fender was chrome. It came with an 85 mph speedometer. The wheels were highlighted black Comstars. Read the article below for a description of the engine, and the rest of the machine.

Only cosmetic changes were made in 1983. The Cosmo Black metallic was dropped, and a regular Black replaced it. On the Red machines, the striping was black, and the Black machines were adorned with grey striping. The Comstar wheels were replaced with a slightly different Cast Alloy wheel. The speedometer was upped to 105 mph.

Two Nighthawk 450 models were produced in 1985. The regular CB450SC, and the CB450SCL (California only). Two striking new color schemes were introduced; Candy Empire Blue, with light blue pinstripes, and Candy Andromeda Red, with red pinstripes. The Honda Wing tank emblem was changed to silver. The Nighthawk 450 side cover decal was silver & red.

In 1986, its last year of production, the changes were minor. The blue 'hawk got silver pinstripes, and the red 'hawk came with black stripes. The Nighthawk 450 side cover decal changed to silver, and last but not least, the fender was changed from chrome to "body color". Available options were: Nylon luggage (saddlebags, trunk bag, tank bag), leather saddlebags, engine guard, luggage rack and backrest.

Other specifications
Bore & Stroke 75mm x 50.6mm
Compression Ratio 9.3 : 1
Carburetors Two 30mm constant velocity
Ignition Solid state
Starter Electric
Driveline O-ring sealed chain
Wheels Cast alloy
Tires Front: 100/90 - 19 tubeless (Also heard 3.2/x-19)
Rear: 130/90 - 16 tubeless
Suspension Front: Air adjustable forks with dual Syntallic bushings
Rear: VHD shocks
Brakes Front: Disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Drum
Power 43HP @ 9000RPM



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