BEING SOLD WITH TITLE
From a small storefront operation in Los Angeles, CA in the early 1960’s, Honda is largely responsible for sanitizing the image of motorcycles in the minds of the American public. Since the 1950’s Hollywood (and to some degree the national news media) had portrayed motorcycle rides as unruly nonconformists bent on pursuing lawlessness and while that perception might not have been true some of the motorcycle “gangs” did little to cultivate a better image. Honda’s advertising slogan, “you meet the nicest people on a Honda”, combined with the smaller size and quiet engines of the imports from Japan as opposed to the large (and often loud) Harley Davidson and Indian motorcycles preferred by the “outlaws” changed the perception of the public and quickly gained acceptance. This 1967 Honda CA160, also referred to as a Dream 160, shows just over 12,000 miles on the odometer and appears to have mostly original red paint. The two-person seat has obviously been reupholstered and lacks the “Honda” name on the back. Power comes from a two-cylinder 161cc four stroke engine with a single carburetor and a four-speed manual transmission shifted with the left foot. The motorcycle has drum brakes front and rear. The Honda CA160 has been a part of the present owner’s classic vehicle portfolio since 2019 and has been on static display in a humidity controlled environment.