1985 Honda CX650 Turbo
Registration no. B479 OLB
Frame no. RC16 2000045
Engine no. RC16E 2001173
Once Honda had bolted a turbocharger to one of the most unlikely models in its range - the CX500 v-twin - the rest of the Japanese 'Big Four' followed suit, their larger, four-cylinder offerings leaving the CX500 trailing far behind in the performance stakes. Honda's riposte was the 673cc CX650 Turbo, which arrived in 1983. Bike magazine found that, compared to the CX500, turbo lag had been almost eliminated, and clearly appreciated the bigger CX's ability to sustain an indicated 135mph while the rider sat in perfect ease behind the effective fairing. Fuel consumption varied from 25mpg (speed testing) to an impressive 45mpg if less use was made of the 18psi maximum boost available.
This CX650 Turbo has covered circa 26,000 miles from new. Although last ridden by the current (second) owner seven years ago it started readily back in August when connected to a slave battery. Patched silencers apart, the machine is described as in generally good original condition and offered with Swansea V5.
- The HPI report for this machine indicates that on the 'VCAR' section This vehicle has been the subject of an insurance total loss payment - Description: 'Rider' - date 19-10-1990. The vendor advises us that the machine was dropped and the fairing replaced with a brand new example - through the insurance. There was absolutely no damage to the frame or engine.