Honda CBX

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Honda RC166 250

Honda’s CBX, a Six-Cylinder

The year was 1978, and Soichiro engineering team had completed on their most ambitious product yet, the 1047cc, 24 six cylinder CBX. Honda upon their prior 6 experience, notably the 247cc RC166 race bike, the legendary Mike Hailwood won the 250 cc Championship with in 1966 and Magic Mike took a version of this bike and accomplished stunning wins in the class as well, setting an lap record at the Isle of Man along the

There were obstacles to in the CBX development, some that unexpected. The short … loved to rev, and ramped up so that alternator shafts snapped with regularity. To this, Honda clutched the

The peculiar, yet endearing, electric sound my CBX makes while it up is a reminder of this.

The test team came up an eerie discovery with the CBX prototypes: the howl of the exhaust uncannily like the deadly war of the F-15 tactical fighter Thinking this sound was too spooky to be marketable, the exhaust was redesigned to change the tone.

An oil solved the remaining overheating and in late 1978 the new 1979 CBX was to the masses. Cycle magazine, if serves, clocked the 1979 CBX at 11.55 seconds through the at 1/4 mile, making the CBX (at the time) the fastest production motorcycle.

riding a 1977 Kawasaki to …, then drag a 1977 KZ1000 for a time, I was for a change. The change came in the of a 1980 Honda Gold a beautifully boring motorcycle. a trip in the snow from to Fort Lauderdale and back I that the reliable Gold that sent a shower of flying off the pegs with curve was just not my ticket to

The CBX was selling like mud even as the width of the engine, 24 valves to and six carbs to synch intimidated The silver 1979 model was de-tuned for 1980, with of a moderate camshaft set than else.

The 1980 CBX was black, and was for far less than the $4198 price. I was able to grab for $3500 out the door, and even was a huge boatload of cash for me then. But, I fell in with the bike, and love for can make you do things that find inexplicable.

The factory bike, I discovered, was way too lean. So, two sizes up on the main gave the bike a bit more gas to and a KN air filter helped it avoid The bike then had no problem redline (9500 rpm) in 5 th around 135 mph or so, calculated.

It was generally back then, as the anti-fast rhetoric was in full force. As to that, my CBX still has its safer 80-mph speedometer, which it easily in 3rd gear. Due to the relative of the CBX, in those days it was a bike for winning a few bucks in street races. The toothy of Hey wanna go for a twenty? provided a lot of gas money from those who to count exhaust pipes, not pipes.

A power down and the game was done. I would been badly beaten by a Z-1 nitrous oxide injection, had the sweet soul brother not a rod at exactly the right time. I was and dumb back then,

Now, I’m not young.

Honda RC166 250

The factory tires were by a pair of V-rated Conti the factory pipes with Russ Collins 6 into 2 to save a few pounds. I wasted on a space-age fork brace did nothing to stabilize the bike. I a flat steel plate to the as the factory configuration (once) into warm, soft too deeply.

This happened on a trip, and it smashed a new helmet to the side of the bike, but the CBX was unscathed.

Time marches on, and a Vetter / radar detector was installed, and I back to the factory pipes to a headache at the end of the day. The bike get a bit wobbly at about 120 mph, but not as fast as I used to be, anyway. The CBX on, and does everything I could for in a motorcycle.

Most would it a sport touring rig at the moment, for its as a really quick bike was briefer than its production.

Jay rides one, and once that he bought it because, It was first big mistake. From a standpoint, it certainly was. you need to drop the engine to the valves, the massive valve gasket is a pain, and there are a lot of to keep clean.

It’s the most pleasurable I’ve ever owned, and the six pistons still pump as as ever. Not many things been with me for twenty-three years, but the CBX has. I’ve a deep affection for electric over time, and I strongly that others have

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