Released in 1978, the CBX had a huge impact. 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 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.
The enormous impact the CBX1000 made was mainly because of its 1047cc, 24 valve, six cylinder engine but the whole machine was revolutionary and ultra modern in looks and design. Over 35 years later the styling and design still look crisp and the performance would surprise many younger modern bike riders that would simply not believe that a motorcycle from the seventies could perform in such a manner.
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 one of the very best examples remaining and has done just 5,251 miles from the day of supply in April 1979. It has never had, or needed, any remedial work and remains completely standard and original right down to the exhaust system. The handbook and tools look to have never been opened and it has quite obviously led the most pampered and sheltered of lives.
The engine sounds as sweet and mechanically quiet as a sewing machine and disproves the regularly heard claim that all CBX engines suffer top end noise. This is an extraordinary Honda CBX1000Z and presents a unique opportunity.
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.