For the 1987 model year, Honda added some dragster style to the Magna to compensate for the slight displacement reduction due to the ’83 motorcycle tariff (which expired in 1988). In other markets, this generation of the Magna was offered with a 750cc engine, but Americans got a 700cc motor to get around Harley’s whining.
The 700cc engine was good for 80 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of torque – the tariff expired the following year and displacement went back to 750cc. The ’87 model was available in two color options – Candy Bourgogne Red or the Candy Wave Blue you see today. A distinctive styling feature was the upswept 4-into-4 exhaust, though they made it rather difficult to mount saddlebags. Also distinctive was the solid rear wheel.
This example has 8,700 miles and the seller says that it’s got a new battery, petcock, oil/filter change as well as a rebuilt clutch master cylinder and rebuilt carbs. Everything is said to work though the tank has a couple of dents and it’ll need new tires. The sale includes a Workshop Manual and the original tool kit. One concern is that the seller says the bike is out of the DMV system and that no fees are due, but you’ll definitely need to double check that before committing to buy this bike if you also live in CA.
Find this Super Magna for sale in Northridge, California for $3,150 here on Craigslist.