Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DAILY INSPIRATION: 1974 Honda CB450 Brat

1974 Honda CB450 Brat
By Chris aka "Mauromoto"

This is one of the most well designed brat style bikes I've seen to date.
The side profile image pops up here and there while I'm sifting around the interweb, but I've never been able to track down the builder.
The color, material, and finish selection are superb. Stance, proportion and silhouette are right on par as well.

Here's what I can tell you about the bike:
It was sold on June 24 on eBay, by Unique Performance in Medford, NY for $7,500.

The auction listing read:

"Up for auction is a 1974 CB 450. As you will gather from the pictures the bike has been completely rebuilt, refinished & highly modified.

The engine has been rebuilt, including new valves, complete cylinder head rebuild (stock torsion bars were saved) Pistons(honda) ,rings, all seals & gaskets, cam chain(honda) , clutch and all cables are new. Both carbs are completely rebuilt.

The wheels are 16x3 drop center rims laced to honda hubs using Buchanan stainless steel spokes. The tires are Goodyear replicas 16x5.00.

The gas tank is a modified steel tank from an early seventies dirt bike. The fender is steel & the seat is a custom pan wrapped in genuine leather.

The bike is finished professionally in Spies Hecker urethane paint . The finish is "show quality". The HM emblem and stripe are hand painted."


  1. Maybe the HM just means, handmade?

  2. These guys made it. http://www.holidaycustoms.blogspot.com/