What we have here is extremely rare and believed to be the only 1965 Honda CB450 Black Bomber in the US.
Owned by famous actor Jason Lee who we already know has some serious taste when it comes to 2 wheelers and quite a collection to match. After finding this beauty Jason took his Black Bomber to Lossa Engineering for a restoration.
Although the Honda CB450 never sold up to Honda’s expectations, it had excellent engineering for the time, notably including reliable electrical components, an electric starter, and a horizontally split crankcase, all features distinct from the British twins of the era. The most radical feature was the valve springing. Instead of the conventional coil springs, it used “torsion bars” – rods of steel that twisted to provide the spring effect.
Lossa Engineering did a mild touch up on the old restoration and repaired some damage. The entire bike was repainted, all new chrome jewels were installed. Bike also features low bars, small signals, Rare 360° crank motor. Lots of new and old stock parts were used for restoration of Honda CB450 Black Bomber.
We are very impressed with the work Jay LaRossa does out in Long Beach and must say we are yet to find something we don’t like. Lossa Engineering’s website is also worth checking out, it has everything we hope to see when searching for bikes, large images, some info and is super easy to navigate.