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Honda October 13, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 1979 Honda CBX with Matching Helmet!

Update 10.27.2017: SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

In 1978 Honda stunned the motorcycling world with a technological tour de force. The six cylinder, 24 valve CBX was the most ambitious - and the most visceral - Honda project to date. Dominated by an air-cooled inline format mounted transversely, this Honda made a statement like no other. And while Benelli introduced the world's first production six cylinder motorcycle, Honda completely owned it and made it their own. Seemingly an engineering exercise that got out of hand, the Honda CBX remains a remarkable piece of machinery. It is coveted by collectors as well, with prices following suit.

A bit portly at 600+ pounds wet, the CBX was considered a superbike at it's 1978 introduction. Part of that reason is that the world had never seen anything like it. With more than 105 HP on tap, the big bike was as strong in performance as it was stunning to look at. While you might not know it by looking, the big six was actually an evolution of the 50cc and 125cc GP race bikes of the 1960s and early 1970s. Honda claimed this lineage not only aided in meeting the performance targets of the 1047cc, 24-valve DOHC inline six cylinder, but also dramatically shortened the gestation period since this was a route already well traveled by Honda engineers. As a promotional stunt Honda provided bikes to the Isle of Man TT, which were utilized by course marshals and made a statement as to the sporting intent of the flagship Honda. Capable at the dragstrip, decent on the road course (especially endurance events), and at home at any boulevard in the nation, the CBX delivered on Honda's promise of engineering excellence.

From the seller:
1979 Honda CBX

This CBX bike comes from BAC, the famous automotive and motorcycle collection. In the early 2000s the owner of a famous automobile collection decided that post war 1970s and 1980s motorcycles were some of the most unappreciated classic bikes and set out to buy the best of the best of all the iconic bikes. The owner is nearing 80 years old and has decided to sell off his collection of Italian and Japanese classic bikes of the 1970s and 1980s.

More from the seller:

The CBX in this ad took him three years of traveling across the country to find the best CBX he could find. While the bike has just under 10,000 miles on it, the current owner is the second owner. The previous owner who purchased the bike new only drove it on sunny days and it has never seen a drop of rain or any major dust or dirt. Everything is original bike except for the bearings in the rear swing axle. The bike even has a matching color Honda period correct helmet. The owner says without a question; this has to be one of the finest CBXs in the nation. It runs perfectly and has never been taken apart and nothing sounds like a Honda CBX when it is winding up through the gears.

More from the seller:
The owner said in his opinion the most important part of any collector bike is the mufflers as they are almost in all cases impossible to reproduce. The mufflers on this CBX are immaculate.

This bike also comes with a matching helmet!

This 1979 Honda CBX is located in Chicago land: $14,500

From the pictures of the enormous engine, you might think you need to be a bow-legged cowboy to ride one. But thanks to intelligent design, that is not the case. Not only did Honda cant the cylinder bank forward some 30 degrees, the intake setup is arranged in a vee format to further narrow the bike's midsection; despite engine dimensions, there is plenty of room for the rider. And with a jack-shaft arrangement that moves ancillary components from the ends of the crank to behind the motor, the CBX is not nearly as wide as you might otherwise imagine.

Built from 1978 through 1982, the CBX was but one of the incredible models that Honda created during this wild time; other examples include CX500 Turbo, CX650 Turbo and later the V45 Interceptor. Yet the more conventional CB900F was the real showroom performer, outselling the engineering oddities by a large margin. As a result, the CBX remains a relatively rare model. Yet it still presents an amazing sight, and continues to stun today. The 1979 Honda CBX shown here is a low mile example. More importantly, this is a a completely original example that was recently liberated from a larger collection. If you are in the market for a 1970s collectable Honda, you want to source the cleanest, best example you can find. This particular machine meets those specs easily. The asking price is $14,500.

MI

Featured Listing: 1979 Honda CBX with Matching Helmet!
Benelli March 15, 2017 posted by

Italian Week Continues: 1983 Benelli SEI 900

We seem to be celebrating an Italian theme on RSBFS this week. That is not too surprising, as pound-for-pound the Italians produce more lust-worthy hardware than most. I'm not discounting the ruthless efficiency of German machines, nor the bright spots in the Japanese flood of scooters; however if you tally up the total number of bikes produced by a given nation and identify what makes you drool, one small country stands out above the rest. Why? A unique combination of passion and performance would be the likely answer. Can we name a few brands that we might like to own? The list is long and glorious: Ducati, Bimota, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, Cagiva, Laverda, Aprilia and MV Agusta. That doesn't even count the bespoke builders of dreams: Mondial, Morbidelli or Ghezzi-Brian. Have I missed one? Probably more than a few. Nobody but the Italians are able to artfully blend the focus of performance with visceral good looks and color. Today's example is this gorgeous Benelli SEI 900.

1983 Benelli SEI 900 for sale on eBay

Look past the miles-deep pool of red paint. Shield your eyes from the sparkle of the chrome. Ignore the mags, the quarter fairing, the set and the stance. Strip everything away and go back to basics. In this case it is a fabulous 900cc inline six banger. The first to release a six cylinder into production - originally a 750 - the Benelli SEI 900 utilized a larger bore & stroke to provide additional motivational might. With a quarter fairing evoking a period Laverda or Moto Guzzi, the SEI was a technological, aural and visual bombshell of the time. Eschewing the 750's six-into-six exhaust in favor of a six-into-two, the SEI looked more like a normal motorcycle from the side, although from the front it was all but impossible to hide the width. This seller obviously cares about this bike and it's history, so we'll let him pick up the story.

From the seller:
There is a good article that says this is probably 1 of approximately 80 Seis 900s imported to the US. “By the end of production in 1989, fewer than 2,000 examples of the 900 Sei had been built; some sources claim no more than 80 of them made it to the U.S. market.” (Motorcycle Classics, May/June 2015).

1983 BENELLI SEI 900
Built June 1982, titled 1983
VIN: ZBNB0AB00DP011261 Engine No: BGB011248

History:

Original owner (name unknown) bought and rode the bike a little over 9000 miles and then parked the bike in his collection. No significant changes were made. In 1987, second owner (Sterling, MA) bought part of the collection including this Sei 900. The second owner was told it did not run so he stored it in a shop intending to restore it, but never rode it. He sold it to me in mid-2014. I cleaned the carbs, etc. and it started!

I did a complete 1 year effort to do a ground up restoration; inspecting and replacing anything needed except one thing: it has the ORIGINAL BODY PAINT!

Mechanically inside this bike looked like new, still crosshatches on cylinders, great compression, good shifting, etc. Fortunately, the tank was very clean. Outside it had some rust on the frame, wheels, and rear drive chain.

Key restoration items include the following:

- Powder coat the frame and wheels
- All new wheel bearings and brake seals/pads
- Replaced the starter gear and shaft and 2 bearings in the transmission
- Honed cylinders and light valve grind
- New seals and gaskets throughout
- New fork tubes and dampers
- Rebuilt carburetors
- 1 new badge (original missing)
- New seat cover, fuel cocks, and rubber parts
- Re-chromed original exhaust system and other chromed parts

Majority of these parts were original Benelli replacement parts bought from Benelli-Bauer GmbH in Germany.

Upgrades not original style parts include:

- New complete electronic ignition system
- New regulator/rectifier system (original alternator like new)
- New rear shocks
- New rear drive chain and sprockets
- New tires and battery
- K & N air cleaners
- Some new stainless steel hardware

It had 9,272 miles on it when I bought it; it has 10,008 miles now.

Runs and rides absolutely GREAT! Starts instantly, although a bit cold blooded (needs a few miles to warm up). Pulls evenly and shifts fine. And yes, it is as smooth as the books and reviews say.

Sure, in comparison to some Japanese, upgraded-spec, chain-saw razor with pipes and slicks, this SEI is a flat dog. If your idea of riding involves pre-mix and a quarter liter of squish band, feel free to look away. But somehow I doubt a true enthusiast can look at this and not be in awe - even a little - at what Benelli has created. Once owned by the legendary DeTomaso namesake, you can be sure that performance (such as it may be defined) exists within. This seller has done a tremendous job on the restoration of this machine, as well as the presentation. There is strong interest in this auction, and I'm sure a new owner will be celebrating the arrival of a dream very soon. If you're into Benelli (or even if you've only just discovered these marvelous machines), act quickly. Very few SEIs came stateside, and very, very few are in this level of condition. Check it out here, and let us know what you think. Viva Italia indeed!

MI

Honda May 22, 2014 posted by

1980 Honda CBX 1000 with just 4400 Miles in Michigan

1980 Honda CBX for sale

Nope that's not a misprint: It is another 4,400 mile original a day after posting an RZ500 with 4,400 miles! No connection between the sellers, but these bikes do share the same fresh from the collection condition. This CBX will likely need tires replaced before any spirited riding is done but otherwise sounds like it's ready to go with very few issues to disclose. One final comparison to yesterday's post is that this one is half the cost (as of current bid) as well, and the reserve is off.

dc

1980 Honda CBX for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

I purchased this bike in 2002 from Chuck Ewing of Whitehouse, Ohio. Those of you that have been into CBX's for a while, probably know Chuck as the primary source for exceptional CBX bikes and parts prior to Tim's becoming the place for these things...The bike was as new in 2002. I rode it only to a few vintage bike events per year in Michigan, hence the very low miles. The bike runs like a clock. A little cold blooded upon start up but that is part of the deal when owning one of these bikes!

Since buying this bike, I have added a complete NOS sport kit. The tank had a flaw in the factory pinstripe so I was able to source a replacement NOS tank a few years ago. ($2,500 for these two items) The paint on every part of this bike is flawless and as new.

This CBX has never been exposed to the elements. It has always been stored in my climate controlled storage. There is no corrosion on any nuts or bolts. The wheels are also in great condition.

The seat, grips, mirrors, electrical, etc, have no flaws. All as new. Please review the pictures closely. The pictures should confirm everything I claim in my description.

Full disclosure...

There is a broken tab on the backside of the LH plastic side cover. Common issue with these bikes. Cover will not fall off but it is loose.
The pipes have absolutely no rust (nowhere, not even in the collector area where these are prone to deteriorate) but there is a 2 - 3" mild scratch on the top of the RH pipe. You need to get pretty close up to see it. Overall chrome is exceptional. No dings or dents.
The tires were replaced in 2002 and may be getting a little hard. I would replace if the bike were to be ridden much.
The alternator cover has developed a streak in the paint finish over the years. Not sure why. Tried to find a NOS replacement but every one I purchased was worse than the one on the bike. Could use a repaint on this item.

This is a very fine example of Honda history and would surely be a nice addition to any collection. Nice 1980 bikes are much more rare than the 79's. And you just cannot beat the black paint and wheels on this beauty.

wadca

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1980 Honda CBX 1000 with just 4400 Miles in Michigan
Benelli May 18, 2013 posted by

Six-Pack: Benelli 750 Sei (Switzerland)

Before Honda's CBX, came Benelli’s first six cylinder production sport naked: the 750 Sei (= Six in Italian). This Italian exotica of the late 70s is powered by a 6 x 125cc cylinders. These are laid in-line one after the other and are fed by 3 x 24mm carburetors. The six chromed exhaust terminals, 3 on each side, are one of the most important styling details of the first “SEI” models.

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In addition, the bike introduced a new and fresh style,  with more angular lines than contemporary Italian and Japanese bikes alike. One aesthetic trick is realized for example, by the black diagonal shape around the front part of the other wise round fuel tank, giving the 750 an edgy look.

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Most notably though, was the sound of the Benelli. Not as smooth as the CBX, it is a mix of engine burbling, low frequency rough breathing turning into high frequency symphony at the higher rpms. Have a listen to this: (please note that this video is not related to bike on sale, instead it is to make you appreciate how a 750 Sei will please you regardless of performance):

Quite unique, isn't it ?

I also like the color of this pristine sample found in Switzerland. I find the silver lack to match well with the black of some trim parts and the chrome of the mechanical ones. This bike is in perfect shape and well maintained. and for this reason the asking price of about 9500 € is fair.

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If interested in owning something that will make casual observers count up o six while looking at those exhaust headers and then wait until you will start the engine for them, click on the link below:

Benelli 750 SEI (low mileage in Switzerland)

Claudio

Benelli December 9, 2011 posted by

Six the hard way: 1976 Benelli SEI Down Under!

For Sale: 1976 Benelli SEI in Australia

Some of you might be looking at this fantastic Benelli SEI and think that "SEI" is Italian for "CBX." You would be close, if not a bit backwards. Before the onslaught of the Japanese, and many years before Honda brought forth the mighty CBX, this Benelli six cylinder machine was the techno wonder to behold. Offering 2 more cylinders than Honda's flagship CB750 model, the Benelli SEI created an instant sensation in the marketplace. It also spawned some imitation. In addition to the CBX, Kawasaki introduced the KZ1300, a similar cylindered beast with liquid cooling).

With more pipes than your local church organ, the SEI certainly makes a statement. It also makes for a very wide motorcycle. However this Italian "copy + improvement" on Honda's CB-class of 4 cylinder bikes cleverly placed the alternator behind the cylinders rather than at the end of the crank - which helped reduce the width somewhat. Still there is no doubt that this bike makes a very significant statement.

From the seller:
BENELLI 750 SEI 1976, 100% ORIGINAL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, OWNED BY MY LATE FATHER AND NOW ONLY RIDEN ON RARE OCCASSIONS. NEVER BEEN DROPPED. BIKE SOUNDS GREAT AND RIDES WELL, NEW K81 TYRES. THIS IS AN UNMOLESTED ITALIAN SUPERBIKE FROM THE 70'S WITH GENUINE 30,000 ODD KLMS. BIKE IS LOCATED ON THE GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA.

With a reported 3,200 of these machines built (spread between 1972 and 1978), this definitely classifies as a rare bike. Performance is adequate at 76 hp - but not spectacular by today's numbers. Still the sound of that 6-into-6 exhaust as this 750 shrieks to redline is something I wouldn't mind hearing inside my helmet.

This bike is located in Queensland, Australia - and as such might be a bit of a distance away from most of our readers. However given all of the rare Ducatis and Bimotas that have been shipped Down Under recently, it would be great to get one back!
This particular bike has a opening ask of $10,000 - which is a big initial ask, but probably not out of line with the value of this rare machine. For more details and pictures, click on the link and jump over to the auction. Good Luck!

MI

Honda September 9, 2011 posted by

Lots of cylinders, not a lot of miles: 1979 Honda CBX

For Sale: 1979 Honda CBX with only 9 miles!

{Update: This bike sold before we could finish this post. Mike notes it went for $27k! The buy it now was $27k and we suspect it was sold for a similar number. -dc}

What you are looking at is perhaps one of the best preserved examples of a legend. The Honda CBX is larger than life - with six cylinders, 24 valves and practically its own area code. We have posted a few on RSBFS over the years, but never a first year model with so few miles. You've got to hand it to someone: this work of art was really purchased and displayed as a work of art. This bike is so cool we are also posting it over on CSBFS.

Admittedly, the first thing that caught my eye on this one was the price: $26,995 BIN (!) The opening ask was no-less astronimic at $25,995. I have NEVER seen a CBX drive that sort of money (normally these go in the $6-10k range), but then we don't see many 32 year old motorcycles with NINE miles on the clock. Both must be some kind of record.

Every bike tells a story, and the seller has a lot of story to share on this one. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

From the seller:
This FIRST YEAR CBX is SPECTACULAR AND IS AVAILABLE FOR NEW MUSEUM OR COLLECTION AS ITS NEW HOME. LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT PHOTOS AS THIS MAY BE ONE OF THE MOST PERFECT CBX'S - PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION. POSSIBLY THE MOST COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION VERIFYING ITS AUTHENTICITY - EVERY DOCUMENT FROM DEALER PURCHASE. FOR LAST 31 YEARS - STORED INSIDE CLIMATE CONTROLLED GREAT ROOM OF OWNERS HOME AS PART OF DUCATI COLLECTION.

DUE TO THIS IDEAL ENVIRONMENT - THIS CBX IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT IN NEARLY EVERY WAY. WHEN NEW - DEALER HAS INSTALLED RARE HONDA GP SPORT KIT HANDLEBAR ASSEMBLY AND FOOTPEG ASSEMBLY. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN INVESTING IN THE CORRECT , COLLECTIBLE MOTORCYCLE - HERE ARE QUOTES FROM THE EXPERTS:

"DEVELOPED USING ENGINEERING PERFECTED DURING HONDA'S GRAN PRIX WARS OF THE 1960'S , THE " OH MY GOD " INLINE SIX WAS MEANT TO
SHOWCASE HONDA AS THE BUILDER OF THE BOLDEST , MOST ADVANCED MOTORCYCLE ON THE PLANET " . - SPORT RIDER 1994

"REST ASSURED THAT YOU ARE BUYING A PIECE OF MODERN ART AND HISTORY " . - MOTORCYCLIST MAGAZINE

"THE CBX IS AN IMMENSELY FLATTERING BIKE WITH PERFECT ELEGANCE AND TOTAL CLASS , AND
HISTORY WILL RANK IT WITH THOSE RARE AND PRECIOUS MOTORCYCLES WHICH WILL NEVER , EVER BE FORGOTTEN" . - CYCLE MAGAZINE

HISTORY AS EXPLAINED FROM OWNER WITH DOCUMENTATION
LAS VEGAS RESIDENT WENT TO GLENDALE CALIF AND PURCHASED FROM GEORGE DYE MOTORS ON 6-9-1980. DEALER INSTALLED GP KIT - BARS AND FOOTPEGS. BIKE WAS THEN TRAILERED BACK TO LAS VEGAS AND WAS NEVER RIDDEN BY OWNER - HE PREPPED IT FOR STORAGE THEN ROLLED IT INTO THE GREAT ROOM OF HIS HOME [ IN LOW HUMIDITY NEVADA WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED INTERIOR ] BECOMING A PART OF HIS EXISTING DUCATI COLLECTION FOR 31 YEARS .

HE KNEW I WAS INTERESTED IN THE BIKE FOR MANY YEARS AND WHEN HE DECIDED TO THIN
HIS NON-DUCATI BIKES , I PURCHASED TWO BIKES FROM HIM IN MARCH 2011. EVALUATING THE PROPER METHOD , I CHANGED THE PLUGS,OIL & FILTER THEN PRIMED OIL PUMP AND OIL PASSAGES PREPARING TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE .USING AN AUXILIARY BATTERY AND FUEL SOURCE,
ALL SIX HEADPIPES BECAME WARM . ENGINE SOUND EXCELLENT AND QUIET . I THEN DRAINED FLOAT BOWLS AND PREPARRED FOR STORAGE AGAIN. CBX IS NOW ON DISPLAY IN MY HOUSE .

DOCUMENTATION TO BE INCLUDED WITH CBX - SEE PHOTOS OF DOCUMENTATION
ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA TITLE WHEN PURCHASED NEW SHOWING CORRECT FRAME AND ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER . FRAME # IS 18125 AND ENGINE IS 18251 AND MATCHES TITLE . #'S ARE CLOSE AND CORRECT AS THE DID NOT MATCH [ ENGINE # WILL NEARLY ALWAYS BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN FRAME # ] . SALES RECEIPT FROM GEORGE DYE MOTORS FOR $ 3816 OUT THE DOOR !!!! RECEIPT FOR HONDA GP KIT FOR $ 249 INCLUDING PARTS AND LABOR !!! HONDA OWNERS I.D. CARD . CALIFORNIA NEW VEHICLE TEMP I.D. GEORGE DYE "SET UP CHECKLIST " WHEN BIKE WAS ASSEMBLED FROM CRATE . ACTUAL HONDA WARRANTY CERTIFICATE . *** BLUE AND YELLOW CALIFORNIA LICENSE PLATE - STILL IN MANILLA ENVELOPE IN WHICH IT WAS MAILED . NEVER REMOVED OR MOUNTED AND STILL HAS THE DECALS IN PLASTIC WRAPPER & TAPED TO PLATE *** .

DUE TO THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT WHICH THIS BIKE WAS KEPT , IT HAS NOT AGED AT ALL !!!
ALL RUBBER AND PLASTIC IS NEAR PERFECT - NO WEATHERING OR DRY CRACKING OF ANY OF RUBBER.
EVEN THE ORIGINAL DUNLOP GOLD SEAL TIRES HAVE NO WEATHER/DRY CRACKING- AMAZING !!!

THREE NOTED IMPERFECTIONS ON BIKE -
TWO SMALL BUBBLES UNDER PINSTRIPING ON TOP OF TANK AND
TWO PINHEAD SIZED NICKS BELOW FUEL CAP - SEE PHOTOS .
ALSO FUEL TANK IS NOT RUSTY INSIDE BUT IT DOES HAVE A MUD - TYPE COATING INSIDE FROM DRIED FUEL ?? BUT NOT A CONCERN AS CAP SEALS TIGHTLY WITHOUT ODOR AND THIS CBX WILL PROBABLY NOT BE RIDDEN . ONE CAN USE AN AUX TANK IF NEEDED OR HAVE TANK CLEANED INSIDE .

IF INTERESTED IN THIS MACHINE- I SUGGEST YOU CALL TO DISCUSS OFFER / DETAILS .

If you have nearly $27,000 burning a hole in your pocket and the need to fill some space in your house or museum, this might just be what you are after. Click the link to jump to the auction and pour over the high resolution pictures. It is undoubtedly gorgeous and well preserved. The seller is obviously passionate about the bike, and you could certainly do worse than a 9 mile CBX. For the rest of us without that kind of cash - is this really the going rate??

Lucky for you, I found a second very low mileage CBX!

For Sale: 1979 Honda CBX with 976 miles

So maybe you didn't like the silver CBX. Here we have a red one, same year, with only a few more miles. Less than 1,000 miles for a 1979 model is incredible, and this bike looks brand new. The seller has all of the paperwork including the original box!

This is definitely another great looking machine - albeit one that has been used a little (as it should). The amazing thing to me is that while the nine mile bike above has thus far had zero bids, this bike is now up to $18,100 with very heavy bidding - and a reserve still in place. I have never seen a CBX go for that kind of money - much less two of them!

As stated above, every bike tells a story. Interestingly enough, the fewer the miles the bigger the story! The seller of this red CBX provides some detail on this beauty.

From the seller (CBX #2)
I bought this 1979 Honda CBX Super Sport new from "Cycles of Boulder" in Boulder, Colorado on July 19, 1980. After seeing the bike in the cycle magazines of the day, I immediately wanted one, not so much to ride everyday, but to collect and preserve. Unfortuately, I could not afford one when they were first released so I thought my dream of buying one new was gone until the sales manager at Cycles of Boulder, a friend of the family, told me there were still some left in the Honda warehouse in California as of July first and they had lowered the price on them. All that remained was to choose the color. Since the dealer said there were only a few red ones available, I ordered the "Candy Red" instead of the silver since I figured they were rarer and more collectable.

I have only put 976 miles on the CBX since I purchased it. These have been easy, "break in" miles which I put on over the years in order to keep the engine seals, bearings, cylinder walls, and so on from going bad from just sitting. The bike has always been covered in the garage. With the exception of oil changes, draining and refilling the gas tank every year, and replacing the battery, the Honda has never had a wrench on it. I have always used Honda brand oil and filters. Stabil was added to the gas and I filled the tank to the brim to prevent rust. OEM Yuasa batteries have been used with the last one being replaced about 6 months ago. The Super Sport has never been dropped, never driven hard, never riden in the rain or even washed, and never modified in any way. It is as close to buying one new as you are likely to find.

I kept all paperwork for the CBX including the owner's manual, warranty booklet, owner's ID card, pre-delivery check list, sales contract and both keys. In addition, I asked the dealer to give me part of the crate for the bike which can be seen in the first photo. There are very few "defects" on the Honda that I am aware of. The tachometer is somewhat slow to respond when you first start to ride but it gets better with use and the speedometer will sometimes be noisy. Both of these problems are due to the lubricant inside them getting dry and most original CBX's will do this am I told. The alternator also makes the ocassional noise that CBX's are known to make. Finally, I recently noticed that the rear brake master cylinder is leaking and will need to be rebuilt. Rebuild kits are readily available and inexpensive.

It is hard for me to sell the Honda after all these years but situations change and if I can find someone to care for it as I have, I will let it go. I would really prefer that the CBX goes to a collector or to a museum as it is just too nice to be someones driver or, God forbid, modified after all the pains I have taken to keep it like new.

This auction is also going on right now, and if you think you can top the $18,100 current bid, click the link and jump over to the auction. There are also plenty of additional photos to peruse.

I hope you have enjoyed these 12 cylinders of madness. The CBX is really an amazing motorcycle for the time, and is still very imposing today. Should these bikes sell, they will set a high water mark for CBX values - and possibly pull up some of the more used machines available. Silver or Red - take your pick and good luck!

MI