1979 Honda CBX


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1979 Honda CBX. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In the late 70s, the big four Japanese companies kicked off a horsepower war that 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. Benelli actually beat Honda to the punch in terms of 6-cylinder bikes, but the Honda CBX1000 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: CB12024458. The seller purchased the bike in December 2022 through an Iconic Motorbikes auction!

The odometer shows 24,862 miles. According to the seller, he replace the cluster face plates, needles, and colored lights.

The seller states he re-surfaced the rotors, repaired the electrical system, installed new front and rear brake pads, and changed the spark plugs.

CBXs sold in the US had mid-control pegs and taller handlebars than the Euro counterparts, but customers could source a “Sport Kit” from Honda, 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!

Tank protector.

Pipemasters 6-into-6 stainless steel exhaust.

Pingel petcock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop and Shinko tires with date codes of 0921 and 4221.

The sale includes two keys. The seller states they are including the original exhaust and workshop manual.

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

Currently located in Castaic, California, this Honda is offered on a clean California title with registration current through January 2024. Per the California DMV, it will cost $160 to bring registration current to January 2025.

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