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 (VIN: JH2RC210XHM301640) has 19,710 miles and the seller says that it’s in outstanding original condition. Everything is said to work, though the seller notes some split seams on the seat and scratches on the underside of the right side exhaust because the previous owner dropped it “on a turn around in a driveway.”
Find this Super Magna for sale in Denver, Colorado with a BIN of $3,495 or best offer here on eBay.