1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549

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Lot 436
1964 Honda CB160,
Registration no. AKO 57B Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549

Sold for £ 1,495 (US$ 2,073) inc. premium
1964 Honda CB160

Registration no. AKO 57B
Frame no. CB160-1000039
Engine no. CB160E-9006549
Launched in 1964, the CB160 followed the pattern of previous Honda parallel twins - though its crankshaft was of the 360-degree 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 its home-grown rivals. It is now one of the most desirable of early Japanese classics. Registered in the UK in 1998, this early example was bought from the previous owner – a Mr C C P Williams - in Kent in 2001 and taken to France where it spent most of the succeeding six years in storage before returning to this country earlier this year. The machine is presented in apparently very good cosmetic condition; its mechanical state though, is unknown and thus the usually safety checks are advised before returning it to the road. It is offered with expired MoT (2002), VJMC dating letter and (part) Swansea V5 document.
1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549
1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549
1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549
1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549
1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549
1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549
1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549
1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549
1964 Honda CB160, Frame no. CB160-1000039 Engine no. CB160E-9006549
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