10/15 Update: This beautiful Honda CB-1 has been relisted here, the BIN price has been removed and bidding is up to $1,375.
The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.
Cycle World called this “a great motorcycle that never found an audience”, and with hindsight, it’s easy to see why. A healthy 55 horsepower was enough to take this 400 pound bike up to 118 miles per hour, and the upright seating position lent itself to comfortable commuting or canyon carving. (How’s that for alliteration?) General consensus at the time was that this bike the perfect “street weapon for the masses”. We still think that’s the case.
Want to learn more? Check out the unofficial Honda CB-1 page here.
This specific Honda CB-1 looks amazing for being 23 years old. The seller claims it needs nothing, and we’re inclined to believe him just based on the cosmetic condition. In addition, you also get a Yoshimura Cyclone exhaust and a Targa front fairing, which we think looks spectacular on the CB-1. It’s averaged about 1,000 miles per year over its life, hopefully it hasn’t sat too long over any point. But the seller claims this bike is garage kept, and it seems to show.
Find this Honda CB-1 for sale here on eBay with a BIN price of $3,000 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.