Honda Dream CA77

All dressed up in angular sheet metal, the 305cc Honda Dream is instantly recognizable as a machine of the 1960s.


| January/February 2014


Claimed power: 23hp @ 7,500rpm
Engine: 305cc air-cooled OHC parallel twin, 60mm x 54mm bore and stroke
Top Speed: 86mph
Weight (dry): 350lb (159kg)
Fuel capacity/MPG: 2.5gal (9.5ltr)/50-70mpg
Price then/now: $595/$1,500-$4,000

All dressed up in angular sheet metal, the Honda Dream is instantly recognizable as a machine of the 1960s. Those sartorial straight lines and sharp creases of the Dream are also instantly polarizing — eliciting a love it or loathe it kind of reaction.



Regardless of how you feel about the blocky and chunky machine, for many who came of age in the era of the Dream the model brings back happy memories. Take Jim Jebavy of New Berlin, Wis. In 1966 he was a high school senior in the town of Two Rivers on Lake Michigan, and several of his friends had motorcycles. Many owned Dreams, and Jim remembers cadging rides aboard the 305cc Hondas. At the time he had never owned a motorcycle, having instead invested in a car. Come winter, he was the popular man with his friends.

Hopsdog
6/20/2018 5:12:16 PM

I just picked up a 1969 Dream 305. It is running and in pretty good shape for being 49years old. I am looking to get a copy of the manual.


PamParker
4/17/2018 2:41:55 PM

Hi, I found a 1966 150cc "little dream"in an old barn. The only thing I had to do was clean and re-line the inside of the tank ! That bike like the 305 but just smaller.I drove great and the ride was like a dyna-glide. I sold it but wish I hadn't now because I have 3 bikes since then and none ever rode as smooth as that one !


Joyce Balmer
2/21/2018 2:45:33 PM

I own a 1967 Honda Dream 305cc bought new. Through the years things have worn out and due to some back surgeries it's been parked for several years. I need throttle, brake, and speedometer cables and the electric starter assembly. the cables have to be a couple of inches longer than stock because I have 12 in handlebars and not stock. Also need a carburetor. Can anyone tell me where I could find these parts? I'm 73 and still able to ride and I love it so much and would like to get my bike fixed. Thanks for any help and please contact me by e-mail: uv4c@yahoo.com








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