Here’s a first-year example of Honda’s V45 (750cc) Sabre. Within a couple of years, Honda had shrunk the bike down to 700 to circumvent the taxes imposed on 750cc and larger import bikes by the US International Trade Commission. This one stands out due to the impressive original condition and the rare Hondaline fairing.
When the V45 Sabre (touring) was introduced in 1982, it shared the V4 engine design with the Interceptor (sport bike) and Magna (cruiser). The 750cc engine produced 82 horsepower, though the engine design had some issues with camshaft wear and the reputation for reliability was quickly eroded. This example (VIN: JH2RC0706CM008984) has 48,214 miles (the photos don’t make it look that way!) and it’s claimed to be in very good condition. The seat was recently recovered and it has a brand new OEM windscreen. Everything is said to work but it has not been ridden since the end of last year.
Find this Sabre for sale in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with bidding up to $900 and the reserve not yet met