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Honda 1966 S90 – Super 90

honda s90 1966

The 1966 Honda S90 – the S was for Super, the 90 for it’s cc displacement. “Super 90” and it lived up to that name 100% and more for me as an 11 year-old when I got my first one. 62 mph, about 75 mpg, 2-up capacity, and stone reliable. These small, near perfect machines are part of what made Honda number one. Honda focused on the needs of American buyers. The S90 had bullet-proof reliability, and $400 pricing brand new. By every definition, this was a super machine in 1966.
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Honda 1967 CB450 K0 Black Bomber

CB450 Honda 1967

This is the 1967 Honda CB450 K0 Black Bomber. Introduced in 1965, these were serious performers for Honda. It’s easy to laugh now, but from 1965 ~ 1969 these were the biggest, baddest, and most “sporty” of all Honda motorcycles before 1969. You have to go-back in time and realize that Honda introduced the Mighty “King of Motorcycles” as Honda’s founder called it – the CB750 Four only in 1969.
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1965 Honda CL77 (305cc) Scrambler

Honda 1965 scrambler

These photos are of a 1965 Honda CL77 (305cc) Scrambler that I bought and restored back in 2010. The 1965 CL77’s had several 1-year only features, making this one both more interesting and more difficult to restore. The forks, front fender, chainguard, brakes, clutch and brake lever perches were just some of the items unique to the 1965 CL77 Scrambler. Honda used/carried-over those parts from their 250cc (CL72) for the 1965 model since the easiest way to hot-rod the increasingly popular Scrambler was to give it their Superhawk 305 engine! Then, in 1966, new forks, lever perches, chainguard, and better brakes from the famous Black Bomber CB450 K0 were installed.
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