Honda CX500 Turbo

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1982 Honda CX500TC
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1982 Honda CX500 Turbo's engine fit the times: stylishly black with just the right chrome and aluminum accents.
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1982 Honda CX500TC
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1982 Honda CX500 Turbo's engine fit the times: stylishly black with just the right chrome and aluminum accents.
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A wing on the 1982 Honda CX500TC's fender helps direct cooling air to the radiator.
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A wing on the 1982 Honda CX500TC's fender helps direct cooling air to the radiator.
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Just about every surface of the 1982 Honda CX500TC announces "Turbo."
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1982 Honda CX500TC
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Long, 59.6-inch wheelbase gives the 1982 Honda CX500TC great high-speed stability.
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A front view of a 1982 Honda CX500TC.

1982 Honda CX500TC
Claimed power:
82hp @ 8,000rpm 
Top Speed: 121mph (period test)
Engine: 497cc liquid-cooled OHV 80-degree V-twin, 78mm x 52mm bore and stroke, 7.1:1 compression ratio
Weight (w/half tank fuel): 571lb (260kg) 
Fuel capacity/MPG:
5.3gal (20ltr)/ 35-50mpg
Price then/now: $4,898/$4,500-$7,500

At some point in the summer, you may start to notice that the sunlight is fading earlier, that the evenings are becoming cooler. You might think about your mental list of things to do while the weather is warm and realize that you didn’t do half of them. You might decide that it is time to catch up.

Many of the motorcyclists born right after World War II were entering the summer of their lives in the 1970s, and by the early Eighties many of them were beginning to feel a chill in the air. Some decided to indulge in one last hurrah before settling down and raising a family. Some went out and bought a Honda CX500 Turbo.

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