1980 Honda CB650

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Post Listing Update: The seller lowered his asking price to $4,200 but it didn’t get any action on eBay at that number.


The CB650 was introduced in 1979, and the following year it got a fairly dramatic restyle with much rounder edges.

The motor was Honda’s last SOHC air-cooled inline four design, a 627cc powerplant that produced 63 horsepower and 38 pound feet of torque. That was enough to hit about 110 miles per hour thanks to a dry weight of 437 pounds, which Honda claimed was 25 pounds lighter than the “4 cylinder competition.” That was their way of ignoring the fact that their CB was 33 pounds heavier than a Triumph Bonneville. In a 1981 review, Cycle World summed up this bike by saying “The middleweight Honda balances solidly between extremes. Performance is good, the bike is simple to maintain, and for most buyers that will be enough.”

This example (VIN: RC052100943) has 10,300 miles and the seller says that it’s “100% original except for the front tire.” It’s in impressive cosmetic condition with a few small scratches on the tank and a moderate scratch on the right side cover. The bike is equipped with a Hondaline crash bar that was installed when new. Recent maintenance includes a carb teardown, and the seller says that the only thing the bike needs to ride across the country is new tires.

Find this CB for sale in Anaheim, California, with a BIN of $4,700 here on eBay.

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