1981 Honda CBX

SOLD FOR: $7,490

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Sold on September 8, 2021


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.

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.

1981 models were adorned in Magnum Silver (color code NH-110M-U).

This example is VIN: SC060BC300733, Engine #: SC03E-2300797. The seller acquired it four and a half years ago on eBay from a private party in Fort Collins, Colorado.

During his ownership, the seller rode this bike roughly 2,000 miles. The odometer shows 39,326 miles – please note that the gauges were replaced 23 miles ago and that the bike has 29,131 miles on it. The seller acquired a set of gauges from Louis Mintrone and took a photo showing when they were swapped for the sake of accurate mileage:

In addition to the replacement gauges, this has a new turn signal relay. The carbs were rebuilt earlier this year by
S&S Motorsports in Tucson, Arizona. S&S also rebuilt the brakes with a new front master cylinder, new pads, and new braided brake lines. The seller adds that he had a new battery, starter relay, and LED turn signal mirrors installed when he first acquired the bike. He adds that the bike is “cold-blooded and runs a little lean. You have to choke it completely and give it five good twists of the throttle to fuel up all six carbs before you fire it up.”

DG Exhaust.

Aftermarket mirrors with integrated turn signals.

The stickers (Honda logos and bottom black/red pinstripes) on the tank are aftermarket.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please view the album up top for 150+ images.

The seller preferred to ride his CBX without the front fairing, however it is included in the sale (along with the mounting brackets, extra monoshock, and factory luggage with mounting brackets).

The seat strap is no longer present.

It is riding on a Dunlop D404F front tire and Pirelli Sport Demon rear tire with date codes of 1203 and 4104. Both tires shows some minor cracks in the side wall.

Inside of the tank:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean Arizona title with registration current through September 2022. The seller is letting it go to make room for a Suzuki Hayabusa that he recently purchased from Iconic.

The seller sums up his bike by saying, “it runs good, sounds great and everything works. No leaks, no issues.” Have any CBX stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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