1980 Honda CBX Frame no. SCO32000280 Engine no. SCO3E 2000296
Lot 387
1980 Honda CBX
Registration no. MD Frame no. SCO32000280 Engine no. SCO3E 2000296
Sold for US$ 7,475 inc. premium

Lot Details
1980 Honda CBX Frame no. SCO32000280 Engine no. SCO3E 2000296 1980 Honda CBX Frame no. SCO32000280 Engine no. SCO3E 2000296 1980 Honda CBX Frame no. SCO32000280 Engine no. SCO3E 2000296 1980 Honda CBX Frame no. SCO32000280 Engine no. SCO3E 2000296 1980 Honda CBX Frame no. SCO32000280 Engine no. SCO3E 2000296 1980 Honda CBX Frame no. SCO32000280 Engine no. SCO3E 2000296 1980 Honda CBX Frame no. SCO32000280 Engine no. SCO3E 2000296
1980 Honda CBX
Registration no. MD
Frame no. SCO32000280
Engine no. SCO3E 2000296
Just as it had in the preceding decade with the 4-cylinder CB750, Honda stunned the world again in the 1970s, introducing the "flat four" Gold Wing super-tourer and the outrageous, across-the-frame, 6-cylinder CBX1000. Although not the first six-cylinder motorcycle in modern times, that was Benelli's 750 Sei, it was a striking machine which Cycle Guide called "the Vincent Black Shadow of 1979." Launched in naked, twin-shock form in 1978, the CBX was revamped for 1981 gaining Pro-Link mono-shock rear suspension, a half fairing and ventilated front disc brakes. Soon factory touring accessories were made available taking away, perhaps, a little of the raw edge of the first machines. Weighing around 550lb and with 105hp on tap – six carburetors, 24-valves, twin cam, air cooled - the CBX was good for over 130mph and scorched through the standing quarter-mile in around 12 seconds. For most owners though, it was not the CBX's performance so much as its on-road presence that mattered. Even today, few bikes can match it for charisma, visual appeal and, above all, sound – reminiscent of Honda's multi-cylinder GP bikes of the 1960s.

This example has a reported 17,050 miles on the odometer and features a list of custom features that provide comfortable riding but could easily be removed should the buyer wish to return it to a strictly original and stock specification, including a leather Corbin Gunfighter seat, 6-into-6 stainless exhaust system (the original was twin 3-into-1), an aluminum fork brace, billet aluminum motor mounts a factory rear-set foot pegs. The bike is reported to function well when last ridden, the buyer, however, should contemplate some re-commissioning.
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