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Hi all ! New to this forum and am seeking help ID'ing a mid-60's Honda 160 . I've been a rider all my life but just recently picked up a 160 and am having a time trying to identify it. Instead of having a CB or CL or CA frame and engine number it just has a B as in "B160-10127xx" frame and B160E-10132xx engine number.
And NO I am not mistaken there is no other letter that I am not seeing.
Bike has what seems to have a mix of parts and no place for a speedo.
I will be most appreciative of any light you all may be able to shed on this,

thanks,
Travis
 

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I found a few things:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=Honda+CB160&title=Special:Search

http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/asp/classics/bike.asp?id=61

http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/T...eptember-October-2008/Honda-CB160-racing.aspx

"For a list price of $530, a young rider who may have started on a step-through Honda 50 or 90 got something that looked like a true motorcycle. And the 161cc single-overhead cam, four-stroke twin delivered on that promise, spinning up to 10,000 rpm and generating 16.5 horsepower—enough, the company claimed, for a top end of 75 mph. In a road test, Cycle World even dubbed the new bike a 'baby Super Hawk.'"

I had a CB250 and CB305 Superhawk in 1965.

Sam:biggrin:
 

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160 b

Hi Porky,
thanks for your reply and the links. I have been trolling the net and did see some of these, but having an extra pair of eyes is great ! THANKS ! still no luck in figuring out where the just plain "B" was imported to or why it is just a "B",
thanks,
Travis:71baldboy:
 

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Maybe the "B" moniker was "BENTLEY" or "Benly," as both were produced., in 150 and 160cc's.

This search has been interesting and has brought back a lot of memories:biggrin:

Sam:coffeescreen:
 
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