SIL­VER MA­CHINES

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In the Clas­sic Zone, David Sil­ver will have a dis­play of some of the ex­hibits from his ex­cel­lent Honda mu­seum at Leis­ton in Suf­folk. He’s bring­ing 10 ma­chines from his 150-strong col­lec­tion, and will be at the show sell­ing gen­uine NOS Honda parts. The bikes you’ll be able to see at Ex­cel are: 1969 CB750 KO: A stun­ning ex­am­ple of the launch model of the first Ja­panese su­per­bike. 1961 C100: The Su­per Cub. First of a long line of in­no­va­tive Honda ‘step-throughs’ that be­came the big­gest sell­ing bikes of all time. 1954 Benly J-type: Ar­guably one of Honda’s few white ele­phants, the J-type Benly, with its spine frame, lead­ing link forks and tor­sion bar rear sus­pen­sion suf­fered from its fair share of prob­lems. 1953 Dream E-type: Honda’s first four-stroke and a big suc­cess in their early years. Launched in 1951, by 1953, Honda were build­ing 32,000 a year. 1961 CE71: Ul­tra-rare sports ver­sion of the C71 Dream. A so­phis­ti­cated and im­pres­sive 250cc ma­chine in 1961. 1977 CB750F: Based on the CB750F2, the fi­nal ver­sion of Honda’s sohc 750 four, this is a rare and orig­i­nal Phil Read replica. 1968 CB450D: An­other in­cred­i­bly rare ma­chine, the CB450D was es­sen­tially a street scram­bler-kit­ted CB450 ‘Black Bomber’ and was the fore­run­ner of the five

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