Post Listing Update: Despite being relisted, this Sabre did not get any interest at the BIN of $2,400.
The Honda V65 Sabre was built around the 1100cc engine that also powered its cruiser-brother, the Magna. The engine stole the show, as it produced 121 horsepower – capable of pushing the bike up to a “design speed” of 173 miles per hour. However arbitrary that might sound, it was good for an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for 3 years…
Let’s continue to ignore the theoretical top speed and just enjoy what actually happened – Cycle Magazine was able to knock out the quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds with the Sabre, and could break the national speed limit of 55 just in first gear. But it wasn’t just powerful – thanks to the adjustable suspension and an optional fairing, it was a great touring bike, as well. For more on the Sabre, check out this recent look back from Motorcycle-USA.
This specific Sabre (VIN: 1HFSC1711EA008653) has been restored over two years and it comes with an updated ignition, new battery, Corbin seat, aftermarket exhaust, override for the radiator fan, and the nifty Hondaline fairing. Not pictured are an included set of never-used Krauser hard bags and some spare parts. It has 36,220 miles and you can find it for sale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a BIN of $2,400