1981 Honda CBX1000 Touring Frame no. JH2SC0601BC301974

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Lot 200
1981 Honda CBX1000 Touring
Frame no. JH2SC0601BC301974

US$ 8,000 - 12,000
£ 6,100 - 9,200
Amended
1981 Honda CBX1000 Touring
Frame no. JH2SC0601BC301974
The CBX was Honda's first production six-cylinder road bike and reset the bar for superbike performance when introduced in 1978.The CBX's advanced DOHC 24-valve inline six-cylinder engine – with 100bhp – and 5-speed transmission was its outstanding feature. It could run over a genuine 130mph, and sprint a quarter mile in the mid-11s, but it sounded and felt faster. Premium priced and more bike than most folks could handle, sales were modest.
The US motorcycle press, though, had fallen under the CBX's spell. Cycle said, "The exploding glitter of its technical credentials lights up the sky," and went on to rank it among other "rare and precious motorcycles that will never, ever be forgotten."

Hoping to boost sales with a revised concept in 1981, Honda repositioned the CBX into the sport touring category with the CBX-B, adding Pro-Link monoshock rear suspension, air-adjustable front forks, a sleek fairing and trim, aero side cases. The CBX-B also featured upgraded, dual ventilated front brake discs. The 1982 model CBX-C model differed little from the 1981 model, having only some changes to paint and trim. Sales continued to be low and these are now extremely rare machines.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is JH2SC0600CC400173. The engine number is SC03E-2400105.
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1981 Honda CBX1000 Touring Frame no. JH2SC0601BC301974
1981 Honda CBX1000 Touring Frame no. JH2SC0601BC301974
1981 Honda CBX1000 Touring Frame no. JH2SC0601BC301974
1981 Honda CBX1000 Touring Frame no. JH2SC0601BC301974
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