Property of a deceased's estate
1982 Honda CX500E
Registration no. UKJ 693X
Frame no. CX500 2003458
Engine no. PC06E4007667
There had been nothing quite like the CX500 before its arrival in 1978. Conceived as a middleweight sports-tourer, the CX featured an 80-degree v-twin engine with water-cooling and four valves per cylinder, mounted transversely beneath a spine-type frame and driving the rear wheels via shaft. While few would deny that the result was a technological tour de force, the styling proved somewhat controversial. Despite its 'ugly duckling' looks, the CX500 proved an enormous success, especially with commuters and dispatchers who appreciated its combination of performance and economy (105mph, 44mpg) in a medium-sized package, which was combined with a decent tank range, low-maintenance shaft drive and ease of access for home servicing. With that kind of pedigree it is not surprising that there is an increasing demand for good examples of what was one of the most individual motorcycles of its day. This example was acquired by the late (fourth) owner in July 1987. The machine comes with two expired MoTs, the most recent of which was issued April 2006 at 47,005 miles, and carries a tax disc that expired in June 2007. The current odometer reading is 47,292 miles and the machine is known to have been in storage for the last half-a-dozen years. Ownership was transferred to the lady vendor (the deceased's sister) in March 2013. Offered in need of re-commissioning and sold strictly as viewed, the machine comes with sundry invoices, owner's manual, Haynes workshop manual and old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents.
- The frame number for this lot is PC06-2003458, the engine number is PC02E-4007667