In 1982, Honda released a brand new V4 engine to be implemented in the cruising-type Magna and sport-type Sabre. One year later, a protein version of the V4 750cc engine was created, developing 1,100cc. It was called the V65. The engine started its life on the Magna, and then in 1984, the Sabre.
From a strategic point of view, the Sabre was a bike essentially produced for the American market. It was heavy with a muscular design, and featured an incredible amount of power at 121 hp: the perfect combination for high-speed cruising on American open roads. The V65 Sabre was kind of the ultimate sport bike with high performance, advanced technology and low maintenance. With a six-speed gearbox and shaft drive, the Sabre was able to contain its terrific power to be smooth and reliable. This high performance coupled with touring skills made of the V65 Sabre one of the most versatile bikes created by Honda at the time. To get more information about the V65, check out this “Retro Ride” feature from Motorcycle USA.
The Sabre featured in this listing looks very clean and shows only 21k miles, though we could use some better pictures. The entire body and paintwork seem to be in great shape. The seller indicates that the bike was recently gifted new brakes, new fork seals and new front tire. Supposedly running great, this Sabre is ready to go.
Find this Sabre in Palmdale, California here on Craigslist for $3,100.