One of the first motorcycles I fell in love with is the Honda CA77 Dream 305 from the 1960s. I remember seeing a guy ride one around my hometown of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. It was black like the one show in the photos.
I asked my dad what it was (I was about 9 years old at the time) and he replied simply, "That's the Dream." He didn't realize how true his words were. Since that day I've always wanted one of these bikes.
The Honda Dream is a n interesting bike because it has a lot of blocky and chunky metal parts on it, but it still manages to keep that simple look. I usually go for bikes that are pretty stripped down but this bike has some chunky fenders and metal parts that I'm not sure I would like put together in any other way. Decades after I first saw this bike, it still looks good.
There were several different Honda Dream motorcycles before the CA77 model. The CA77 is my favorite. It looks the most complete to me. Honda started selling the CA77 Dream 305 in the early 1960s and continued to sell it throughout the decade.
According to Motorcycle Classics, the bike had a few minor visual changes but otherwise remained the same throughout its years of production. It had a 305cc twin engine that made 24 hp.
Today these bikes are kind of rare. Still, you can find them. Usually, they're in horrible shape or completely restored, so you either pay a lot or a little and then spend a lot of money fixing it up. The CA77 Dream 305 Touring is a bike that I hope to someday own. It will satisfy a childhood dream of mine (pun intended).
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