At auction on Bring a Trailer: 1967 Honda Dream 300
1967 Honda 300 Dream CA77
Honda Motorcycles came out of the gate swinging in 1957 with what would become their lasting legacy in design and engineering. At a time when most small motorcycles were large displacement single-cylinder machines, Honda believed firmly that small displacement, multiple cylinder engines would win the day in performance and reliability. They weren’t wrong. After a few iterations of the C-series bikes throughout the 60’s, in 1967 the company landed on this, the CA77 Dream 300cc, also available in 305cc. It’s squared-off chunky design took its cues from other bikes in the Honda line up over the ages, with asthetic nods to such models as the Super Cub. Like it or love it, the Dream contiues to be an icon in the istory of Honda Powersports.
Honda built a surprising number of offshoot models based on the Dream, including the CSA77 Dream Sport; a 305cc Dream equipped with a high-level exhaust system to distinguish it from the Tourer. Honda used metal stampings welded together to make the frame, which included the headstock and the rear fender. There was no front downtube; the engine bolts in at the cylinder head top cover and at two points directly behind the rear case, thus acting as a stressed member. A leading-link front fork (also made of pressed steel), while not known to provide razor-sharp handling, provided effective suspension.
Front and rear wheels are 16-inches each, and most Dreams came equipped with whitewall tires. Unlike the small C100 Cubs, which featured some plastic bodywork, the Dream is all steel, even the deeply valanced front fender and side covers. Dreams were available in white, black, blue and scarlet red. The parallell 360 degree twin with a chain driven overhead cam produced 24 horsepower and reached a top speed of 86 mph.
This particular example has been lovingly cared for over its life and is primarily all original. It has 15,201 miles, runs and rides very well.
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