No Reserve – 1990 Honda CB-1 Project

SOLD FOR: $351

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 2, 2022

Winner: sahuarobiker

Winning Bid: $101
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $351


Click here for a CycleVIN report on this 1990 Honda CB-1. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful mid-sized standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.

Cycle World called this “a great motorcycle that never found an audience”, and with hindsight, it’s easy to see why. A healthy 55 horsepower was enough to take this 400 pound bike up to 118 miles per hour, and the upright seating position lent itself to comfortable commuting or canyon carving. General consensus at the time was that this bike the perfect “street weapon for the masses”.

Manufactured in September of 1989, this example is VIN: JH2NC2712LM100046. The seller acquired it over a year ago as a project, he recently had to offload multiple FZR400 projects and is now working on RVF400 and CBR400 projects instead.

The odometer shows 65,618 miles.

Per the seller, “the engine turned over and started on 6/22/2022 at MotoTechnica in East LA before being dropped off at Iconic. It needs a carb rebuild (leaky connectors) and maybe an OEM fuel pump as per MT.”

The sale includes several pieces of OEM bodywork and the seat.

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 aged out tires.

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 SALVAGED California title on non-op registration.

Per the California DMV website, it would cost $133 to make registration current through September 2022.

Have any CB-1 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Santa Monica, California












Salvage / Rebuild

Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 3

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: sahuarobiker

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
sahuarobiker December 2, 2022 9:56 am $101
Tomhook22 December 2, 2022 9:56 am $10 Auto
Tomhook22 December 1, 2022 5:20 pm $1 Reserve
Auction started November 25, 2022 9:20 am
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