1980 Honda CBX Project

SOLD FOR: $7,009

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 26, 2023

Winner: b*****7

Winning Bid: $6,550
Buyer Fee: $459
Total: $7,009

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Description

Additional photos of this 1980 Honda CBX project 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.

Manufactured in December of 1979, this example is VIN: SC032010143, engine #: SC03E2002163. The seller made it part of the way through a restoration, but he has decided to let the bike go to a new home as a project.


The odometer shows 38,640 miles.

Maintenance:
Per the seller: “the carbs were completely broken down and rebuilt with all fresh seals from a well known CBX carb expert.”

Modifications:
This CBX project appears to be stock.

Extras:
The sale includes an extensive array of new and take-off parts, as well as a set of service manuals, some new tires, and the pictured engine stand. We cannot guarantee that everything that is required to completely restore the bike is present, so please see the album for full documentation of what else is included.











Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop 491 Elite tires that have aged out.

The sale includes three keys.

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






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 with current non-op registration.

Have any CBX stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 28

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: b*****7

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
b*****7 April 26, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $6,550
b************b April 26, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $6,500 Auto
b************b April 26, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $6,400
b*****7 April 26, 2023 11:58 am PDT $6,300
b*********a April 26, 2023 11:58 am PDT $6,250 Auto
b*********a April 26, 2023 11:57 am PDT $6,100
b*****7 April 26, 2023 11:57 am PDT $6,000 Auto
b*****7 April 26, 2023 11:57 am PDT $5,850
b*********a April 26, 2023 11:57 am PDT $5,750 Auto
b*********a April 26, 2023 11:56 am PDT $5,700
b************b April 26, 2023 11:56 am PDT $5,600 Auto
b************b April 25, 2023 1:47 pm PDT $5,200
b*****7 April 25, 2023 8:20 am PDT $5,100
m***********n April 23, 2023 7:41 pm PDT $5,000 Reserve
d*****************e April 23, 2023 7:41 pm PDT $3,200 Auto
d*****************e April 23, 2023 7:37 pm PDT $2,600
m***********n April 23, 2023 7:37 pm PDT $2,500 Auto
m***********n April 20, 2023 7:19 am PDT $2,100 Auto
b*****7 April 20, 2023 7:19 am PDT $2,000
m***********n April 20, 2023 4:56 am PDT $1,600 Auto
m********1 April 20, 2023 4:56 am PDT $1,500
m***********n April 20, 2023 4:10 am PDT $1,200
b*****7 April 20, 2023 4:10 am PDT $1,100 Auto
b*****7 April 19, 2023 7:40 pm PDT $500 Auto
q**********8 April 19, 2023 7:40 pm PDT $400
b*****7 April 19, 2023 7:38 pm PDT $250 Auto
q**********8 April 19, 2023 7:38 pm PDT $150
b*****7 April 19, 2023 5:57 pm PDT $1
Auction started April 19, 2023 3:50 pm PDT
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