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Honda Varadero Concept
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Honda CBX

20 l (4.4 imp gal;

The Honda CBX was introduced in 1978 as the production Honda motorcycle an inline six-cylinder engine they had produced a Honda RC six-cylinder race bike). The 24-valve engine produced (78 kW). The model was produced 1978 to 1982. Since models in the Honda CBX series launched, the CBX is often referred to in day publications as the CBX1000


In the late 1970s, the four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers all to build superbikes. road with superior performance. intended for the CBX to help re-establish the position at the forefront of motorcycle American journalists were to the bike in 1977; a first appeared in Cycle magazine.

The review called the CBX a breakthrough for the motorcycle industry and praised its concept, and performance. [ 1 ] Yamaha had introduced the XS1100 in 1979; the CBX was on the market in late 1979, and the model was even faster the prototype. [ 2 ] The CBX was not the first production to be powered by a six-cylinder engine—the was the 1972–1978 Benelli 750 Sei —but it was the and the most advanced entry the hotly contested superbike being fought by the Japanese The 1979 model’s 11.36 second mile time (at 117.95 was quicker than other of the day. [ 3 ]

By 1980, Suzuki had released its own the GS1100, and Honda came a modified 1980 model had revised cam timing and ignition for a midrange performance. On the quarter the Suzuki was a bit faster than the CBX, which was tuned slightly; Motorcyclist tested head-to-head on the quarter mile, the Suzuki clocking 11.84 at 116.1 mph, compared to sec. at 118.9 mph 3800 for the Cycle World clocked the CBX at sec. at 109.89 mph. [ 3 ] ‘ s dyno test on the model revealed that the had lost five hp compared to the model, from 103 down to 98. [ 2 ]

Sport touring model

In 1981, Honda switched and headed the CBX into the sport category with the CBX-B, a sleek fairing and panniers, as as Pro-Link single-shock rear and air-adjustable front forks. [ 4 ] decided that dual ventilated front rotors (a for the motorcycle industry) were to stop its 272 kg (600 lb) When the 1982 model model arrived, it was nearly to the 1981 model, the only were paint and trim.

Honda Varadero Concept

Engine characteristics Edit

For its the engine was highly advanced, [ 4 ] having started the move four valves per cylinder. [ 2 ]

To an otherwise bulky engine ergonomic, the CBX had a stacked engine arrangement. This involved a that provided the drive to the and ignition equipment positioned the cylinder block. This produced an acceptable engine and removed critical equipment positions that would expensive damage in the event of with the ground. [ 2 ]

Legacy Edit

Although it only five years, its did give birth both to sport bikes and to its Honda ST Cycle Guide praised the as the Vincent Black Shadow of upon its introduction. [ 5 ]

In 2011, Australian publication 2 Magazine named the CBX as one of their 12 superbikes ever.


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