Post Sale Update: This CBX sold for $19,999 on eBay.
In 1966, Soichiro Honda gave his first shot at creating a usable, reliable and fast 6-cylinder motorcycle with the RC166, a 249cc 6-cylinder bike made for racing. But the first production 6-cylinder bike was made by Benelli with the Sei 750 in 1972. By 1979, Honda followed that path and released its 6-cylinder bike, the CBX 1000. The bike would evolve into a SuperSport version that included fairings and matching-color hard cases. Per the seller, this example was acquired by someone who bought a new CBX every year from the beginning. When he was told this was to be the last year of the model, he bought 2 – presumably one to ride, and one to store. You can guess which one this is.
The CBX engine was an inline 6 cylinder with 1,047cc of displacement producing 103 hp using six 28mm Keihin carbs. With its weight of 600lb it was still capable of flying around 140mph, giving the CBX one of the highest top speeds of the time. Today, the model obviously stands as a masterpiece and a must-have for any bike collector. Check out Motorcycle Classics for two really interesting articles: one about 6-cylinder bikes in general and one about the CBX itself.
The bike (VIN: JH28C03F240385165) presented in this article is basically new with one mile on the odometer. When bought by the original owner in 1982, this CBX aficionado decided to store the bike and leave it in immaculate condition. The bike is therefore 100% original with no cosmetic work to do.
Find this Honda CBX in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada with a BIN of $25,000 or best offer