1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991
Lot 247
1979 Honda CBX1000Z
Registration no. YKE 685X Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991
Sold for £ 10,925 (US$ 15,234) inc. premium

Lot Details
1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991 1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991 1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991 1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991 1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991 1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991 1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991 1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991 1979 Honda CBX1000Z Frame no. CB1-2022847 Engine no. CB1E-2022991
1979 Honda CBX1000Z
Registration no. YKE 685X
Frame no. CB1-2022847
Engine no. CB1E-2022991
• North American model
• Present ownership since 2012
• Regularly serviced and MoT'd
• Delkevic exhaust system

'The CBX was quite simply a marvellous revelation which has genuinely elevated the status of motorcycling. Few people will be able to afford to run one, but then the best is never cheap. Above all, such a motorcycle should not be condemned because it's an excess.' - Bike magazine, December 1978.

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.

A desirable early twin-shock model, this CBX was first registered in the UK in May 1982 having (reputedly) been imported from Canada. 'YKE 685X' was purchased from Motorcycles Unlimited of Greenford, Middlesex in July 2012. The sales receipt is on file, and the machine also comes with a V5C Registration Certificate, a quantity of MoTs (most recent expiring 12th June 2018), and sundry invoices for parts and services, the most recent of the latter being dated April 2017. The Delkevic pattern exhausts were fitted in May 2017 (the original corroded system is included in the sale).

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