1979 HONDA CBX 1000

Serial number 2007635
Sold with a copy of the French car registration document.

Honda had turned the motorcycle world upside down in the early 1970s by bringing the fabulous CB 750 4-cylinder to the forefront of the scene. Barely ten years later, in 1978, Honda once again demonstrated its talent for sophistication with the unveiling of the daring 1000 CBX 6-cylinder. The one we're offering for sale is a 1979 CBX A, model CB1. Honda, shaken by the arrival of the 900 Kawasaki that followed the 750 H2 2-stroke, joined by the Yamaha XS 1100 and other Suzuki GT 750s, hopes to rely on this machine to regain control and maintain its status as world leader. And the factory didn't do it halfway, at least on the engine side: 6 cylinders, 6 carburetors, double overhead camshaft, 24 valves... these figures speak for themselves. The all-alloy engine block, tilted 30° forward, is a monument in itself, a technological showcase descending in a straight line from the mythical 250cc 6-cylinder Grand Prix (RC 164). The CBX 1000 is the work of the Japanese engineer Shoichiro Irimajiri, the creator of the famous 6-cylinder Grand Prix engine that allowed Mike Hailwood to be crowned champion.
of the world in 1966. The Honda CBX 1000 is without a doubt one of the must-have classic motorcycles of the 70's to collect, just like the Honda CB 750, Suzuki GT 750, Kawasaki 900 Z1 or Kawasaki 750 H2.
The bike offered is in satisfactory original condition. However, this Honda CBX 1000 needs a restart and a general overhaul. Sold without key.

Thanks to François-Marie Dumas and his website for the help on the description of this bike.
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1979 HONDA CBX 1000

Estimate 3 000 - 5 000 EUR
Current bid  2050 EUR *

* Not including buyer’s premium.
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