1967 Honda CB160
Registration no. REU 176E
Frame no. 1010858
Engine no. 1010847
Launched in 1964, the CB160 followed the pattern of previous Honda parallel twins - though its crankshaft was of the 360-degree layout rather than the larger twins' 180-degree type - and used the recently introduced tubular spine frame and telescopic forks. Small as a '125' yet packing a 16.5bhp punch, the CB160's excellent power-to-weight ratio and fine handling endowed it with performance at least equal to that of most British 250s. With an overhead-camshaft engine, electric starter, rev counter and twin-leading-shoe front brake, the CB160's specification and degree of refinement was unmatched by any its home-grown rivals. It is now one of the most desirable of early Japanese classics.
This example has been owned by the current vendor since 1992 and is presented in cosmetically restored condition. Offered for sale because the owner is thinning out his private collection, the machine comes with Swansea V5.
- There are 2 trophies accompanying this lot.
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