Here’s a first-year example of Honda’s V45 (750cc) Sabre. Within a couple of years, Honda had shrunk the bike down to 700 to circumvent the taxes imposed on 750cc and larger import bikes by the US International Trade Commission. This one stands out due to the impressive original condition and the rare Hondaline fairing.
When the V45 Sabre (touring) was introduced in 1982, it shared the V4 engine design with the Interceptor (sport bike) and Magna (cruiser). The 750cc engine produced 82 horsepower, though the engine design had some issues with camshaft wear and the reputation for reliability was quickly eroded.
This example is being sold by the same person with this week’s Hurricane. It has 20,135 miles and is claimed to be in “excellent original condition”, and I dig that it comes with the rare Hondaline fairing with altimeter and volt meter.
Find this Sabre for sale in Longmont, Colorado for $4,200 here on Craigslist.