The six cylinder, 1047cc, 24 valve engine delivered 105 BHP and the bike itself handled the enormous power superbly with stable handling and fantastic brakes. It could reach 140mph which was sensational by standards of the day.
Released in 1978, the CBX had a huge impact which has possibly never been matched. Magazine testers referred to it as "a revelation" and one stated that "history will rank it with those rare and precious motorcycles which will never, ever be forgotten".
The impact was mainly because of its 1047cc, 24 valve, six cylinder engine but the whole machine was revolutionary and ultra modern in looks and design.
The engine delivered 105 BHP and the bike itself handled the enormous power superbly with stable handling and fantastic brakes. It could reach 140mph which was sensational by standards of the day. The magnesium cased engine revved to 9000rpm and the sound of this six cylinder motor at high revs is a something to behold. It was very expensive when new keeping production numbers low and increasing collectability today.
This is surely one of the most appealing CBX1000Z available. It is an original UK supplied example that has covered just 10,482 miles from new and remains in the condition expected of a one year old bike.
It has not undergone any restoration work in its lifetime and still needs nothing. Even the original exhaust system is still fitted and is a clear indication of how well it has been looked after. The only non original/standard fitments are the master cylinder and brake flexes but the originals remain with the bike. Every other part remain as it left the factory right down to the mirrors .
It covered just 8,500 miles in the first three years and has since been kept in motorcycle collections. It has now been fully recommissioned and serviced by Honda and runs like a sewing machine.
It is an absolute pleasure to ride, a real joy to own and is very special indeed.
The Honda CBX is without doubt a supremely good investment and The Financial Times are actually predicting they are soon to be £100,000 motorcycles! Read the feature here.