1979 Honda CBX

HIGH BID: $10,800

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Description


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.

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: CB12017204. The seller purchased the bike February 2021 from the original owner.

During his ownership the seller has covered approximately 15 miles. The odometer shows 12,013 miles.

Maintenance:
The seller states, “Service in 2024 included overhauling the six Keihin carburetors, rebuild of front calipers, rebuild of master-cylinder, changing the brake fluid and oil. A new battery was also installed. Maximum effort was put in to keep it original and preserving its patina.”

Modifications:
According to the seller the bike is stock. “This bike represent the unique opportunity as it is a completely original bike, with its original exhaust, original seat, chain, etc. I spent years looking for such an original bike and was finally able to locate one that has been preserved in its factory condition. I’ve kept it 100% original.”

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on its original Pirelli Phantom Supersport tires which have aged out.

The sale includes three keys, tool kit, owner’s and service manuals, original sales document, service receipts. Per the seller, “The original owner was a real life James Bond! He put both the owner’s manual as well the toolkit away the day of purchase in plastic and sealed and they’ve never been used. The first time they’ve been taken out was first these photos!”


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


Currently located in West Windsor, New Jersey this Honda is offered on a clean New Jersey title. Have any CBX stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

West Windsor, New Jersey

Year

1979

Make

Honda

Model

CBX

Mileage

12,013

VIN

CB12017204

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

New Jersey

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

https://www.vindata.com/report/pdf/ece2d069-efe5-4b06-a9d5-8ff6ea4c3b7a?glossary=true&inline=true&wholesaleValues=true

Total Bids Placed: 36

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: j*******n

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
j*******n June 5, 2024 1:07 pm PDT $10,800
ep June 5, 2024 1:07 pm PDT $10,777 Auto
ep June 5, 2024 1:05 pm PDT $10,700
j*******n June 5, 2024 1:04 pm PDT $10,600
ep June 5, 2024 1:02 pm PDT $10,500
j*******n June 5, 2024 1:00 pm PDT $10,400
ep June 5, 2024 12:59 pm PDT $10,300
j*******n June 5, 2024 12:52 pm PDT $10,200
s*********3 June 5, 2024 12:50 pm PDT $10,100
h**********9 June 5, 2024 12:50 pm PDT $10,000 Auto
h**********9 June 5, 2024 12:49 pm PDT $9,800 Auto
j*******n June 5, 2024 12:49 pm PDT $9,700
h**********9 June 5, 2024 12:05 pm PDT $9,600
s*********3 June 5, 2024 10:17 am PDT $9,500
ep June 5, 2024 10:17 am PDT $9,444 Auto
ep June 5, 2024 10:04 am PDT $9,300
s*********3 June 5, 2024 9:11 am PDT $9,200
h**********9 June 2, 2024 3:12 pm PDT $9,100
a****6 June 2, 2024 3:12 pm PDT $9,000 Auto
a****6 May 31, 2024 3:41 pm PDT $8,988
ep May 31, 2024 3:41 pm PDT $8,888 Auto
ep May 31, 2024 3:40 pm PDT $8,600 Auto
a****6 May 31, 2024 3:40 pm PDT $8,500
ep May 30, 2024 12:14 pm PDT $8,100 Auto
r***********r May 30, 2024 12:14 pm PDT $8,000
ep May 30, 2024 12:13 pm PDT $7,600 Auto
r***********r May 30, 2024 12:13 pm PDT $7,500
ep May 30, 2024 11:09 am PDT $5,300 Auto
h**********9 May 30, 2024 11:09 am PDT $5,200
ep May 30, 2024 8:58 am PDT $5,100
d******i May 30, 2024 8:58 am PDT $5,000 Auto
d******i May 30, 2024 8:29 am PDT $4,100
a*******e May 30, 2024 8:29 am PDT $4,000 Auto
a*******e May 30, 2024 8:28 am PDT $1,100 Auto
d******i May 30, 2024 8:28 am PDT $1,000
a*******e May 29, 2024 5:45 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 29, 2024 11:08 am PDT
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