You can buy a motorcycle that looks like a Formula 1 car
When the Honda CBX Super Sport Launched in 1978, it was briefly the fastest motorcycle in the world, wowing critics with its speed and elegance. Modern bikes may outshine it in terms of performance, but the CBX still has the best soundtrack you’ll find on two wheels. One of these Formula 1 car-like motorcycles is up for grabs.
In the summer I wrote about a treasure trove of rare Honda motorcycles that was listed on GovDeals. Buyers had the choice of a fleet of Honda CX650Ts and Honda CBXs, all with just a few kilometers on the clock. If you missed a chance to get one you have another as a 1982 Honda CBX Super Sport rolls through Bring a trailer with equally low mileage.
Before I go through the history of this bike, I have to show you why the CBX is the best sounding bike. Check this out:
The only other motorcycle that comes close is another Honda, the adorable CBR250RR MC22.
Now that I have your full attention, let’s take a look this CBX.
According to the Bring a Trailer ad, it was sold new by Anderson Sales & Service of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Its original owner paid it $ 4,383.80 in 1984, or $ 11,512 today. They traveled 2,700 miles in all the years before the selling dealer picked it up in September of this year.
Her condition looks fantastic, being even cleaner than those at the GovDeals auction. The shiny work glows as if it had just fallen from the concession floor. The only damage found is rust on the exhaust pipes. And take a look at these graphics. I could watch this thing all day:
It is noted that the motorcycle is in such original condition that it even wears vintage Dunlop Gold Seal tires. These are said to be so old that they are only good for display.
A 1,047cc DOHC inline-six straddles the bike, and while it looks massive, it’s only a few inches wider than a CB750’s inline-four.
It sips fuel through six Keihin 28mm carburetors with a throttle pump. Horsepower is rated at 98 HP and the bike is capable of reaching a top speed of 140 mph.
Based on the mileage and age of the tires, you would probably expect this to be a mechanical nightmare. I know pilots and mechanics who have worked on it and to date none of them have anything good to say about servicing this six carb beast. Luckily, although it hasn’t driven a lot it is kept in running condition and is said to run and ride very well.
For the current auction of $19,500 with three hours to go, the buyer gets the bike, original manuals, tool kit, Honda air pressure gauge, and original sales statement.