c.1965 Honda CB160
Frame no. CB160-1004372
Engine no. B160E-1026960
Launched in 1964, the CB160 followed the pattern of previous Honda parallel twins, though with 360-degree crankshaft 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 of its UK-built rivals. It is now one of the most desirable of early Japanese classics.
This gorgeous looking example has been restored and rebuilt in café racer style, complete with Grand Prix type fuel tank, solo seat, clip-on handlebars, rest-set footrests and megaphone silencers. The machine currently displays a total of 22,815 miles on the odometer. There are no documents with this Lot.
- The frame number is B160 1004372.