It was a popular model for Honda with 70,000 bikes sold in the UK alone. The Super Honda shadow owners manual pdf was fitted with a four stroke, air-cooled, twin cylinder engine. It had three valves per cylinder, two inlet and one exhaust, operated by a chain driven over head camshaft.
British parallel twins albeit with tandem balance-shafts in the front left side of the engine to reduce unwanted vibrations. It used a six-speed transmission with a chain final drive.
Fuelling was provided by twin Keihin carburettors. The CB250N Super Dream was a 249cc motorbike.
It was a popular model in the United Kingdom due to the licensing laws at the time allowing learners to ride any motorbike with a capacity under 250cc. The CB250N was the most popular selling bike in the UK with over 17000 bikes sold in 1980 alone. Its popularity in the United Kingdom waned along with many in the 250cc class when in 1983 the maximum size of learner machines was reduced to 125cc.
During its production run it had several variations from 1978 to 1986. The CB400N Super Dream was very similar to the 250N variant.