1970 Honda CB450 "Tribute to Japan" by Krugger

Sold For €15.210

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Documents: Belgian Certificat d'Immatriculation

  • Built by award-winning engineer Fred Krugger
  • Custom-painted ‘rising sun’ motif
  • Loaded with one-off features, including a Kevlar-lined saddle
Please note that this lot is sold on a Bill of Sale.
Fred Krugger has been synonymous with award-winning custom motorcycles for many years. His latest creation is on offer here, and it is surely one of a kind. A tribute to all things Japanese, it was originally built to be displayed on Honda’s stand at the 2013 Brussels Auto Show.

Custom features abound on this CB450, perhaps the most interesting of which is the reversed cylinder head, rumoured to have taken Krugger 30 hours of work to fit correctly. Krugger designed the seat, tail section, front fairing, wheels, and tank, which is from a 1966 ‘Black Bomber’, though fitted backwards. The tribute was then finished by custom paint shop Daddygraph in a gorgeous ‘rising sun’ motif. Certainly a one-of-a-kind bike by the master of ‘one-of-a-kind’, the opportunity to own a Krugger-built custom motorcycle does not come around often.


Please note that contrary to the printed catalogue, this lot is offered with a Belgian Certificat d'Immatriculation.

Diversamente da quanto indicato nel catalogo, questo lotto è offerto con il libretto d’immatricolazione del Belgio.

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