1981 Honda CBX With 313 Miles

SOLD FOR: $12,519

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

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Description

Additional photos of this Honda CBX are available here for your perusal.

The CBX wasn’t the first production six-cylinder bike (that honor belongs to the Benelli Sei), but it quickly became the standard as a naked superbike with an intoxicating soundtrack. The model debuted in 1979 a decade after Honda forever changed the motorcycling world with the CB750, and the CBX promised another revolution. Honda had also developed a four cylinder 1000cc engine that produced nearly as much power for the CBX but instead thankfully went ahead with the six cylinder version gifting the motorcycle world another gem of Honda engineering.

It was big and brutal – the engine just by itself weighed 233 pounds, while the whole package was just under 600 pounds wet. For the last two years of production (1981 and 1982) Honda decided the CBX had a better chance of success in the market as a sport-tourer. The motor was detuned but everything else got beefier – the frame was strengthened to support the installation of a fairing and hard luggage. To cope with the extra weight Honda also added bigger dual front brake discs, 39mm air forks, and a Pro-Link monoshock.

The seller of this CBX 1000 believes it to be one of the “school bikes” that Honda had donated to technical institutions and high schools around the U.S. in the early 80’s. The CBX was actually quite advanced for its time and was not exactly designed to be easy to work on, removal of the carburetors for example, required the exhaust to be removed and the engine titled forward to gain access. It may have been the bikes size and complexity that found many of them tucked away into a corner and stored for many years untouched and unridden only to be snapped up by sharp eyed collectors years later, in most cases with low miles or none at all!

This example is VIN: JH2SC0601BC301814

The odometer shows 313 miles.

The current owner acquired this CBX approximately one year ago and has only covered an additional 2 miles on it while owning it. It is being sold to make room in the owners collection.

Modifications:
The seller states that “the bike is all original as it came from Honda, no modifications.”

Cosmetic Blemishes:
“Few marks as shown in the photos, most from being moved around and stored over the last 40 years.”
Flaws in decals on bags and small marks in paint.

Scratch on left saddlebag.

Light corrosion on frame and engine hardware. Wear on engine cooling fins.

Peeling and faded decal on tank.

Recent Maintenance:
The seller “purchased the bike non-running as it had been stored for years, went through the bike and all systems function as they should, all fluids changed, tank and carbs cleaned, engine runs excellent.”

Currently located in Johnstown, Ohio, this Honda CBX is offered on a clean Tennessee title.

Have any CBX 1000 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Johnstown, Ohio

Year

1981

Make

Honda

Model

CBX

Mileage

313

VIN

JH2SC0601BC301814

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Tennessee

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://www.cyclevin.com/JH2SC0601BC301814.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 39

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: JB

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $12,519 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
JB August 27, 2021 12:03 pm $11,700 Auto
CelrR August 27, 2021 12:03 pm $11,600
JB August 27, 2021 12:02 pm $11,300
CelrR August 27, 2021 12:02 pm $11,200
JB August 27, 2021 12:02 pm $11,100 Auto
JB August 27, 2021 12:02 pm $10,900 Auto
CelrR August 27, 2021 12:02 pm $10,800
JB August 27, 2021 12:01 pm $10,200
CelrR August 27, 2021 12:01 pm $10,100 Auto
CelrR August 27, 2021 12:01 pm $10,000
JB August 27, 2021 12:01 pm $9,900 Auto
JB August 27, 2021 12:00 pm $9,700 Auto
CelrR August 27, 2021 12:00 pm $9,600
JB August 27, 2021 12:00 pm $9,200
CelrR August 27, 2021 12:00 pm $9,100
JB August 27, 2021 12:00 pm $9,000 Auto
JB August 27, 2021 11:59 am $8,600
CelrR August 27, 2021 11:59 am $8,500 Auto
CelrR August 27, 2021 11:59 am $8,200
JB August 27, 2021 11:58 am $8,100 Auto
CelrR August 27, 2021 11:58 am $8,000
JB August 27, 2021 11:58 am $7,500 Auto
CelrR August 27, 2021 11:58 am $7,400
JB August 27, 2021 11:33 am $7,300 Auto
CelrR August 27, 2021 11:33 am $7,200
JB August 27, 2021 9:53 am $7,100
Whenskey August 27, 2021 9:53 am $7,000 Auto
Whenskey August 27, 2021 5:06 am $5,100 Auto
CelrR August 27, 2021 5:06 am $5,000
Whenskey August 27, 2021 3:09 am $4,900
Risktkr August 27, 2021 3:09 am $4,800 Auto
Risktkr August 25, 2021 9:07 am $4,100
dschoenewald August 25, 2021 9:07 am $4,000 Auto
dschoenewald August 24, 2021 1:34 pm $3,300
lee August 24, 2021 1:34 pm $3,200 Auto
lee August 24, 2021 12:28 pm $1,300
rbrumana August 24, 2021 8:20 am $1,200
racerbri32 August 24, 2021 7:34 am $1,100
Notriding August 23, 2021 4:37 pm $1,000
Auction started August 20, 2021 1:04 pm
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