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    Dream MF350 from 1956.

    Restored from a crap. 10 years restoration... Engine runs and electrical devices work.

    Propably the rarest Honda in the world now. Only 5 bikes known worldwide. Short production (only during a couple of months 56/57).


    It was modified SB350 model. SB had 14HP, MF has got 20HP.

    Honda Dream MF was the most powerfull Honda of the early era.

    MF was a short series prepared to the races. Please see the picture from 1957. Mr Soichiro Honda is a man with a hat, and the MF is here too (without the covers, with modified rear suspension and seat).



    Also compared with Dream SB, MF has got different fender's fin and front suspension - 4 swingarms (not forks like in SB), winkers in an amazing shape (only one Honda model had this lens shape and this is the first Honda with winkers - earlier Honda had semaphores as option), different horn, tank, rear seat and many, many smaller things. But the most beautiful is banana type pipe. Also a lot of modifications in engine - bigger valves, different head, bigger intake and filter, different camshaft.

    Last time I recognized that MF has got the top solutions, don't known in other Japanese bikes from 1950's.

    1. Brake integrated with the sprocket.
    2. You can switch directly from the last gear to the first.
    3. And the enigne has got 2 separated oil chambers. One for the clutch and gearbox, second for the cylinder and head. So you can use different oil for clutch and gearbox and different for the combustion chamber.
    4. Gear indicator
    5. Rear sprocket rubber damper like in the modern bikes
    6. Electrical turn signals (semphores were used in other bikes)
    7. It is the first Japanese bike with RAM air system (dynamic boost).

    Bike in 1956 costed 187000-189000 yens - you could buy 68 ounces of gold for it. Bike is so rare that Honda hasn't printed part lists for this model, which covers engine area. All other models had suitable part lists.

    Almost all parts are genuine! Genuine exahust was found in Japan and was repaired by craftsman. Also I found geuine front lamp and cover. Even rims and chain are genuine! I also have genuine Japanese documents and Certificate of Authenticity, engine and frame - matching numbers.
    Engine was completely rebuild.

    Modern are:
    Rubbers
    All wires and lines
    Spokes
    Rear lens, winker lenses (reproduced and look the same like oem) - but I still have the oem
    Leathers

    So bike is almost 100% geunine!

    I have pictures from restoration if someone needs.

    MF350 after and before restoration:




































    Bike will be sold in Bonhams
    https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/253...gth=394&page=1

    You can also bid online / over the phone. You must register earlier. Bonhams can deliver the bike worldwide after the auction.

    The Autumn Stafford Sale
    The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show
    19 Oct 2019 20 Oct 2019

    https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/253...gth=394&page=1
    Last edited by terecha; 09-30-2019 at 03:35 PM.

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    Wow that is a cool looking bike.
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    Carpe narem.

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    Awesome looking bike, great restoration.
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    What a cool bike and amazing restoration! I don’t think I even knew that model existed before now. Thanks for sharing all the photos
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    I also have genuine Japanese documents and Certificate of Authenticity, engine and frame - matching numbers.
    Engine was completely rebuild.

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    Looks like you're going to get top dollar for it, and well-deserved. Be sure to update us when it sells.
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    Wow!!!!!

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    Reminds me of the ex-museum '58 Benly that I keep wistfully looking at on Dave Silvers UK site. It's listed at £14,500:


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    Lovely looking machines.
    CL77 (1966)
    CA77 (1966)
    SL350 K0 (1969)

    SL350 K2 (1971)
    CB450 K6 (1972)
    CB750 K2 (1972)

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    Wow, it's not only super rare, it is also exceptional beautiful! What an undertaking to restore such a rare bike. Excellent!
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    Amazing! I work for bike and hot rod magazines. Private message me, this bike deserves to have its story told. And, nice job! Woah. Can’t front here, I too did not know such a model existed. Mods! Get on this😀
    Last edited by jseconds77; 08-21-2019 at 05:36 PM.

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