c.1986 Honda CBX1000 Pro-Link
Registration no. D37 UKB
Frame no. CB1E2009884
Engine no. SC03E240381
Just as it had in the preceding decade with the four-cylinder CB750, Honda stunned the world again in the 1970s, introducing the Gold Wing super-tourer and the outrageous six-cylinder CBX1000. Launched in 1978, the latter was not the first six of the modern era, Benelli's 750 Sei having beaten it by a couple of years, but it was by far the biggest and fastest. Launched in 'naked', twin-shock form, the CBX was revamped for 1981, gaining Pro-Link mono-shock rear suspension, a half fairing and ventilated front disc brakes. Weighing around 550lbs and with 105bhp on tap, 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. Imported from the USA in 1994, this particular Pro-Link CBX has been in the current owner's hands since 2010 (purchase receipt on file). Little used since acquisition and last taxed in 2011, it is described as in good working condition and nice to ride, with a lovely smooth engine. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry invoices, a quantity of old MoT certificates (most recent expired December 2010) and old/current V5/V5C registration documents.
- The Engine number is SC03E-2401381. Upon inspection this machine's original Frame number has been erased. We recommend that it is used for parts only.