Post-Sale Update: This CBX sold for the opening bid of $7,900.
Honda wasn’t actually the first to put a 6-cylinder powerplant in a production motorcycle – Benelli earned that honor with the 750 Sei. Thanks to the modern day Goldwing, the idea of a 6-cylinder Honda isn’t a foreign concept, but it all started with the CBX. Built in response to a horsepower war started by Kawasaki, the CBX packed all kinds of technology and created the fastest bike of the day – complete with a quarter-mile trap speed of 117.95 @ 11.36 seconds.
The Honda CBX only lasted five years, but it led to a new wave of sports-oriented motorcycles, and eventually to the Honda ST series. A 6.1 gallon tank was necessary as the 6 individual carbs and monster power led to just low 20’s miles per gallon. Want to learn more? Check out Motorcycle Classic’s writeup of this legendary bike here.
“The CBX is a mountain road flyer beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.” Cycle Magazine, February 1978
For the last two years of the production run, Honda made the CBX a sport-touring superbike instead of a naked bike, throwing on a fairing and luggage. To help slow down the 6 cylinders and 600 pounds, Honda also added dual ventilated front rotors – another first in the motorcycle industry. That’s the model you’ll see here today.
This specific Honda CBX (VIN: HNCBX1079119) has 18,448 miles and being offered by the original owner! It’s been stored in a heated garage, and comes with new tires and a batter. You’ll also get an aftermarket Corbin seat with backrest, both the OEM and Rifle windscreens, period Vetter tank bag, and an incredibly rare factory clock and altimeter! This is one of the nicest touring CBX’s I’ve seen in a long time.
Find this Honda CBX for sale in Auburn, Washington with an opening bid of $7,900
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