c.1965 Honda CB160
Registration no. DCL 28D
Frame no. 9006281
Engine no. 9006432
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 fully restored example displays a total of 37,424 miles on the odometer and is offered with Swansea V5 registration document.
Prospective purchasers should be aware that should an exported motorcycle come with a V5 or V5C they will have to apply to the DVLA to have the original registration number reallocated.
- The frame number is B160 9006281. The engine number is B160E 9006432.