In the early 90s, Suzuki and Kawasaki both had large-displacement naked standard bikes for riders that wanted decent ergos with reasonable power, and Honda had nothing to compete with.
The story is that a few engineers at Honda thought they could compete something they called “Project Big 1”, a smooth rider with retro superbike styling. The project name stuck around as a nickname, which is why you’ll occasionally hear this bike referred to as “The Big One”. Unfortunately for Honda, big was not the word you could use for the sales numbers, and the bike was only offered in the US in 1994 and 1995.
The production version used a detuned engine from the CBR1000 which was good for 97 horsepower. In addition, the transmission lost a gear (down to 5) in the process. Reviewers everything else about the bike was absolutely excellent, especially for someone looking for a daily rider. Hefty 43mm Showa cartridge forks handled suspension duties up front, with twin Showa shocks taking care of duties (and providing a bit of classic style) in the rear. A 5.8 gallon fuel tank provided plenty of range, and the whole package weighed 582 pounds.
This example is VIN: JH2SC3000SM100281. The seller’s brother acquired it 8-9 months ago from an estate sale in Utah.
The seller notes fresh tires and fresh fluids. He states that it needs nothing and there are no known mechanical issues.
During his ownership, the seller has covered 200 miles. The odometer shows 8,387 miles.
JDM Yoshimura Cyclone Duplex full exhaust. The original headers and exhaust are included.
Knight Designs lowered pegs. The originals are included.
The seller notes “two small rock chips on tank, minor wheel scuffs, tail scuff and scuff on fender.”
It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart tires with date codes of 3120 and 0521.
The sale includes two keys, service manual, and the owner’s manual.
The sale also includes a NOS front fender as well as an extra tail, though the tail has some minor damage.
Currently located in North Canton, Ohio, this Honda is offered on a clean Ohio title.
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North Canton, Ohio
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.