No Reserve – 1979 Honda CBX Project

SOLD FOR: $8,453

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 15, 2022

Winner: Bikingbagga

Winning Bid: $7,900
Buyer Fee: $553
Total: $8,453

Description

Additional photos of this 1979 Honda CBX 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.

This example is VIN: CB12024458. It came to Iconic as an import from South Africa.

The odometer shows 39,822 kilometers (24,744 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us repair the damaged motor mounts, clean and sync the carbs, replace the exhaust manifold gaskets, and change the oil and oil filter. Steve did the work, he details the following in his condition report:

Tire Life: Front / Rear: 100%
Brake Life: Front: Under 10% / Rear: 40%
Hydraulic Fluid: Front: Ok / Rear: Ok
Oil: Ok, New
Low Beam: Not working
High Beam: Not working
Turn Signals: Right rear not working
Tail Light: Right half bulb not working
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok

Please note that this bike will need some work to make it a rider. In addition to a noisy bottom end, Steve also found some copper metal flakes present in the oil, indicating possible main bearing damage. Furthermore, it is missing an air cleaner and it has a front tire installed as a rear tire. The battery will require replacement; we had to jumpstart the bike for the running video.

Modifications:
Tank protector.

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






Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop American Elite tires with date codes of 0921 and 1421.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any CBX stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1979

Make

Honda

Model

CBX

Mileage

24,744

VIN

CB12024458

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 53

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Bikingbagga

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Bikingbagga December 15, 2022 12:06 pm $7,900 Auto
Matthew goins December 15, 2022 12:06 pm $7,800
Bikingbagga December 15, 2022 12:04 pm $7,700
Tomhook22 December 15, 2022 12:03 pm $7,600
Jan Ringnalda December 15, 2022 12:01 pm $7,500 Auto
Tomhook22 December 15, 2022 12:01 pm $7,400
Jan Ringnalda December 15, 2022 12:00 pm $7,300 Auto
Tomhook22 December 15, 2022 12:00 pm $7,200
Jan Ringnalda December 15, 2022 12:00 pm $7,100 Auto
Tomhook22 December 15, 2022 12:00 pm $7,000
Jan Ringnalda December 15, 2022 11:59 am $6,900 Auto
Tomhook22 December 15, 2022 11:59 am $6,800
Jan Ringnalda December 15, 2022 11:59 am $6,700 Auto
Tomhook22 December 15, 2022 11:59 am $6,600
Jan Ringnalda December 15, 2022 11:59 am $6,500 Auto
Tomhook22 December 15, 2022 11:59 am $6,400
Jan Ringnalda December 15, 2022 11:58 am $6,300 Auto
Tomhook22 December 15, 2022 11:58 am $6,200
Jan Ringnalda December 15, 2022 11:44 am $6,100 Auto
cbxdude December 15, 2022 11:44 am $6,000
Jan Ringnalda December 15, 2022 11:38 am $5,400
classic sales December 15, 2022 11:38 am $5,300 Auto
classic sales December 15, 2022 8:33 am $5,100 Auto
Eltoc December 15, 2022 8:33 am $5,000
classic sales December 15, 2022 7:09 am $4,900 Auto
Matthew goins December 15, 2022 7:09 am $4,800
classic sales December 15, 2022 2:11 am $4,300
moparmafia December 15, 2022 2:11 am $4,200 Auto
moparmafia December 14, 2022 3:23 pm $4,100
jdnickellsr December 14, 2022 3:23 pm $4,000 Auto
jdnickellsr December 13, 2022 1:32 pm $3,850 Auto
chonies December 13, 2022 1:32 pm $3,750
jdnickellsr December 13, 2022 1:17 pm $3,650 Auto
moparmafia December 13, 2022 1:17 pm $3,550
jdnickellsr December 13, 2022 11:35 am $3,300 Auto
Matthew goins December 13, 2022 11:35 am $3,200
jdnickellsr December 10, 2022 6:42 am $2,900 Auto
moparmafia December 10, 2022 6:42 am $2,800
jdnickellsr December 10, 2022 6:41 am $2,600 Auto
moparmafia December 10, 2022 6:41 am $2,500
jdnickellsr December 9, 2022 9:58 am $2,200 Auto
adriancolburn December 9, 2022 9:58 am $2,100
jdnickellsr December 8, 2022 6:22 pm $1,600
Bikingbagga December 8, 2022 6:22 pm $1,500 Auto
Bikingbagga December 8, 2022 5:53 pm $1,211
Eltoc December 8, 2022 5:53 pm $1,111 Auto
Eltoc December 8, 2022 5:52 pm $700 Auto
Bikingbagga December 8, 2022 5:52 pm $600
Eltoc December 8, 2022 5:51 pm $402 Auto
Bikingbagga December 8, 2022 5:51 pm $302
Eltoc December 8, 2022 5:51 pm $202 Auto
Bikingbagga December 8, 2022 5:51 pm $102
Eltoc December 8, 2022 11:07 am $1 Reserve
Auction started December 8, 2022 8:56 am
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