Post Listing Update: This little CB did not meet reserve despite 51 bids up to $2,230.
One of the truly iconic small-displacement Japanese bikes, the Honda CB160 is a small but well-built street bike that has even inspired model-specific racing. Riders enjoyed this bike because Honda incorporated technology from bigger bikes like the tubular frame, single-overhead cam, and more. For $530, you’d get an engine that could hit 10,000 rpm, and a bike good enough to be called a baby Superhawk by Cycle World.
The 161cc parallel twin engine produced 16 horsepower, which was good for a top speed of 68 miles per hour. It weighs just 290 pounds and was capable of a miserly 75 miles per gallon.
This example (VIN: CB160-1031919) is being sold by Angus Dykman, and he acquired it from a vintage Honda mechanic who used it as his daily rider. The previous owner also gave the little CB a “sympathetic cosmetic refresh” which included “professionally rechromed tank panels, and professionally repainted tank, fenders, headlight bucket and other minor cosmetics.” Everything is said to work well and the seller includes a video so you can get a taste of what this would be like to ride for yourself:
Find this CB for sale in Stockton, New Jersey with bidding up to $1,675 and the reserve not yet met