c.1965 Honda CB160 Frame no. 9006281 Engine no. 9006432
Lot 214
c.1965 Honda CB160
Registration no. DCL 28D Frame no. 9006281 Engine no. 9006432
Sold for £4,312 (US$ 7,241) inc. premium
Lot Details
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.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is B160 9006281. The engine number is B160E 9006432.
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