The V65 Magna was a significant addition to the Honda line up for a number of reasons. It took the 2 year old V-4 design to a new size and speed possibility. For the first three years of it’s existance (1983-’85) the big Magna was listed by Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest production motorcycle in the world with a top speed of 173 mph.
The V-4 configuration had come from the Honda Racing division and was soon found to be incredibly smooth and long lasting. The Magna was water cooled and shaft driven with a six speed transmission which was bound to turn the industry on it’s ear. Multiple Honda models were to come from this configuration of motor and drive which gave Honda a leg up in the industry.
This bike is very typical of the first big Magnas. It’s a fairly low mileage original that should have another 100,000 miles left in it. An affordable opportunity to go fast and long.
You can find this Magna for sale here on Craigslist for $2,500 in Tucson, Arizona.