The Honda CBX 1000 — Classic Japanese Motorcycles — Motorcycle Classics

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Top speed: 140mph

Engine: DOHC air-cooled inline 6

Weight  600lb (272kg)

Wheelbase: (1,496mm)

Width:  23.63in

1/4 mile, sec/mph:  11.66/117.6


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With a vast history of machines utilizing 5- and 6-cylinder Honda didn’t need to dig too to create the technology for the Honda CBX They may not have been the kids in the 6-cylinder motorcycle game, but in usual fashion they took the reins. Making its as a 1979 model, the Honda CBX showed the world again Honda was capable of.

It had only been a decade Honda set the CB750 loose, and the CBX a fitting follow-up.

Suspended the frame and acting as a stressed the 1,047cc, inline-six on the Honda CBX was a cam unit with four per cylinder. Six 28mm Keihin meted out the fuel and air, an accelerator pump for heavy activity. Never intended as a miser, the brawny six returned MPG in the low 20s.

The capacious 6.1-gallon tank only carry a rider 150 miles or so, hardly far enough to weary of the well-designed and properly saddle. A 5-speed gearbox power to the rear wheel via drive, and Honda Comstar on the debut model were in silver.

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On the the CBX’s handling belied its and dimensions. “The CBX is a mountain flyer beyond anyone’s dreams,” quipped an editor in the 1978 issue of Cycle Period reviews lambasted the away” shocks on the CBX, but then the bike rode at any speed. Top speed was calculated to be and was among the best of the day.

a full tank the Honda CBX in at 600 pounds, making it some 50 heavier than the equally Sei. The CBX also packed an 28 ponies, so the weight difference was cancelled out. The 1980 of the CBX made 14 fewer horsepower and the was keenly felt.

Technically capable as it was, the CBX 1000 was not a sales success. intimidated the hell out of some says Dave Ditner, editor for the CBXpress. 1982 was the last year. MC

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