This week’s eBay wandering led us to one of our favorite big “touring” bikes. Though some Honda purists prefer the earlier, more powerful models without all the bodywork, we’ve always loved the sport-touring guise of the 1981 and 1982 CBX Super Sports, which came with the fairing and hard saddlebags you see here. It’s really just a big classic motorcycle with some wind protection and luggage, but it’s an entertaining ride that sounds great, even with the stock mufflers.
1979 models had a factory-claimed horsepower rating of 103hp for the 1,047cc inline six-cylinder, but in response to new European rulings that limited horsepower ratings for motorcycles to 100, the CBX was detuned for 1980, to a claimed 98hp.
This particular example has had three owners. The current owner bought it from a friend in 1983 who was the second owner and had only had it a week. At that time, it showed approximately 3,500 miles, and now reads just over 23,000 miles and appears to be in lovely, if not perfect, shape.
Got a little room in the garage? Check out the auction for this CBX here.