Steve McQueen's 1972 Honda CB450 Motorcycle

Gifted to his production company following his appearance in a Japanese commercial for the 1973 CR250, Steve McQueen's 1972 Honda CB450 Motorcycle is an interesting motoring relic. The bike currently sports a "McQueen" vanity plate and an odometer that reads 19,417 miles. Powered by a double overhead cam engine that was quite advanced for its time, the bike also has a black seat, a green metallic flake tank, and a plate cover from the dealership of legendary stuntman Bud Ekins.

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    Photos: Johannes Helje / 654 Motors

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