1979 Honda CBX

SOLD FOR: $11,770

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 20, 2022

Winner: ssreliance

Winning Bid: $11,000
Buyer Fee: $770
Total: $11,770

Description

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In the late 70s, the big four Japanese companies kicked off a horsepower war by stuffing increasingly larger engines into their usual frames. When it came to Big Red’s turn, Honda decided to push boundaries and utilize their first 6-cylinder engine in a production motorcycle.

But here’s the thing: Benelli actually beat Honda to the punch in terms of 6-cylinder bikes with the Sei. Even still, the Honda CBX1000 quickly became the standard as a naked superbike with an intoxicating soundtrack. It was easily the most technologically advanced bike of its day – and with a 1/4 mile trap speed of 117.95 @ 11.36 seconds, it was the fastest, too.

In a 1978 review, Cycle Guide said, “the CBX is the Vincent Black Shadow of 1979.” The Honda CBX1000 only lasted for five years, but just like the Vincent, it led to a new wave of sports-oriented motorcycles. A 6.1-gallon tank was necessary as the 6 individual carbs and monster power led to mpg figures in the 20s.

This example is VIN: CB12013268. The seller acquired it in February 2017 from a private party.

During his ownership, he has covered roughly 500 miles. The odometer shows 18,891 miles.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean and sync the carbs (one carb had a broken fuel mixture screw that could not be removed so we replaced the carb itself) and rebuild the rear master cylinder and caliper. Steve did the work, he notes that the brakes are at 80% front/rear and that the battery, oil, lights, killswitch, and horn are OK. He also notes that the cam chain tensioner is leaking, and the igniter units are leaking potting material.

Modifications:
CBXs sold in the US had mid-control pegs and taller handlebars than the Euro counterparts, but customers could source a “Sport Kit”, also known as the Euro GP kit. Said kit is equipped on this machine, and it includes shorter bars, a throttle assembly with cables coming out of the top, new turn signal (has to be replaced because of shorter wiring harness), as well as shorter throttle/choke/clutch cables.

The Sport Kit also includes footpeg plates that set the pegs back 2-3 inches, and a revised shifter, linkage, and brake pedal. Click here for an unboxing video of a NOS Sport Kit if you want to learn more!

Ohlins shocks.

Crash bars.

Braided brake lines.

Aftermarket clutch lever.

Oury grips.

Battery tender lead.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:



Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Sport Demon tires with date codes of 0816 and 1616.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean
California title. Have any CBX stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1979

Make

Honda

Model

CBX

Mileage

18,891

VIN

CB12013268

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 47

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: ssreliance

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
ssreliance September 20, 2022 11:58 am $11,000 Reserve
wallstreet September 20, 2022 11:58 am $10,750 Auto
wallstreet September 20, 2022 11:58 am $10,600
ssreliance September 20, 2022 11:58 am $10,500 Auto
ssreliance September 20, 2022 11:57 am $10,400 Auto
wallstreet September 20, 2022 11:57 am $10,300
ssreliance September 20, 2022 11:55 am $10,200
John Wakeling September 20, 2022 11:55 am $10,100 Auto
John Wakeling September 20, 2022 8:49 am $9,950 Auto
Thelastrow September 20, 2022 8:49 am $9,850
John Wakeling September 20, 2022 8:47 am $9,700 Auto
Thelastrow September 20, 2022 8:47 am $9,600
John Wakeling September 20, 2022 8:47 am $9,500 Auto
Thelastrow September 20, 2022 8:47 am $9,400
John Wakeling September 20, 2022 8:08 am $9,200 Auto
pkight September 20, 2022 8:08 am $9,100
John Wakeling September 20, 2022 5:04 am $7,100
Dynamic Performance September 20, 2022 5:04 am $7,000 Auto
Dynamic Performance September 19, 2022 11:58 pm $6,900 Auto
ducmoto September 19, 2022 11:58 pm $6,800
Dynamic Performance September 18, 2022 7:52 pm $6,600
RodgeyDodge September 18, 2022 7:52 pm $6,500 Auto
RodgeyDodge September 18, 2022 7:29 pm $6,100
Dynamic Performance September 18, 2022 7:29 pm $6,000 Auto
Dynamic Performance September 16, 2022 7:31 pm $5,101
chillyopops September 16, 2022 8:39 am $5,001
ShelbyPhoenix September 16, 2022 8:39 am $5,000 Auto
ShelbyPhoenix September 15, 2022 1:48 pm $4,599 Auto
BIDRIDER September 15, 2022 1:48 pm $4,499
ShelbyPhoenix September 15, 2022 9:16 am $4,355 Auto
shelbyjones September 15, 2022 9:16 am $4,255
ShelbyPhoenix September 14, 2022 2:20 pm $3,088
Compstall73 September 14, 2022 2:20 pm $2,988 Auto
Compstall73 September 14, 2022 10:45 am $2,600
Indra Wardana September 14, 2022 10:45 am $2,500 Auto
Indra Wardana September 14, 2022 10:36 am $2,300 Auto
BIDRIDER September 14, 2022 10:36 am $2,200
Indra Wardana September 13, 2022 11:56 pm $2,100
starhead September 13, 2022 11:56 pm $2,000 Auto
Indra Wardana September 13, 2022 11:56 pm $1,950
starhead September 13, 2022 11:56 pm $1,600 Auto
Indra Wardana September 13, 2022 11:56 pm $1,500
starhead September 13, 2022 11:56 pm $1,300 Auto
Indra Wardana September 13, 2022 11:56 pm $1,200
starhead September 13, 2022 5:05 pm $1,100 Auto
Bimotaboy1 September 13, 2022 5:05 pm $1,000
starhead September 13, 2022 4:42 pm $1
Auction started September 13, 2022 8:47 am
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