1980 HONDA 1,047CC CBX
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 234
Year : 1980
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : NFA 262W
Chassis No. : # CB1 2015233
Engine No. : # CB1E 2015369
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


Introduced in 1978 to a motorcycle public already in thrall to the superb Honda CB750 'Four', Honda produced another brilliant bike, the 'CBX', a twin-overhead-cam, transverse six-cylinder road bike, with a mechanical specification hitherto reserved for exotic super-cars. The appearance, 130 mph performance, presence and sound-track matched the specification.
This original example was previously owned by a fastidious CBX Club member who rebuilt it to show standards (complete specification on file), doing only around 2,000 miles in 14 years! Purchased by the vendor in 2009, it was intended for 'best' alongside a companion CBX, but remained virtually unused, kept in a heated garage and carefully maintained. In absolutely splendid condition and with 31,800 miles shown, complete with V5C, this lovely example is ready to resume its concours career, subject to re-commissioning for the road.