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Honda CBX
Manufacturer Honda
Production 79-82
Engine 1050cc
Sparkplug DR8ESL '82 , '82
D8EA '79 , '80 , '81
Battery YB18L-A '79 , '80 , '81 , '82
Y50-N18L-A '82
Front Tire 3.50-19 '79 , '80 , '81 , '82 , '82
Rear Tire 6690 '79 , '80
130/90-18 '81 , '82 , '82
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The Honda CBX is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1979 to 1982.

CBX1000Z

Honda's six-cylinder beast sent the Japanese firm roaring into the 1980s. Honda has never been shy when it comes to showing off its technological prowess. The NR750, Honda CX500 Turbo, Rune and more pay testament to that. But one of its first, biggest and, arguably best moments was the launch of the CBX1000Z six cylinder in 1978.

All Honda's mechanical know-how went into the engine to make the 24-valve, DOHC behemoth a super smooth, torque-laden beast.

It's a shame more technical authority wasn't stamped into the rolling chassis; the lack of braking power didn't mix with a bike that weighed in at 272.1kg fully gassed. As a result, any sporting pretensions didn't last long and soon enough the fully faired CBX1000B/C tourer rolled up complete with monoshock rear suspension and decent brakes to match the performance.

In terms of desirability the first CBX1000Z is the one to go for, preferably in vibrant red rather than the dowdier silver option.


Contents

Honda CBX1000Z Specification

  • Engine - Air/oil-cooled inline six, 1047cc
  • Power - 105 bhp @ 9000rpm
  • Top Speed - 130mph


Intro

Honda CBX
Engine closeup



1979


  • Available colors: Perseur Silver or Candy Glory Red
  • The tank and fenders were the basic color (silver or red)
  • The side covers were black
  • The comstar wheels were silver
  • The speedometer had a 150 mph (240 km) limit
  • The exhaust system was a 6-into-2.
  • There were 6 carburetors.
  • The engine was a 1047cc DOHC 4-valve inline six linked to a 5-speed transmission and a chain drive.
  • The serial number began CB1-2000042
  • Had 4 row oil cooler.

1980

1980 Honda CBX
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black
1980 Honda CBX in Black


The CBX'80 Super Sport was sold in 1980 and was available in one of two colors: Candy Glory Red or Black. The comstar wheels were black. The speedometer had a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The front forks were air-adjustable. The exhaust system was a 6-into-2. There were 6 carburetors. The engine was a 1047cc DOHC 4-valve inline six linked to a 5-speed transmission and a chain drive. The serial number began SC03-2100021. Ealier serial numbers were Japanese built CBX's. CBX production was moved to Maryville, Ohio during 1980.

  • Had 5 row oil cooler.

1981

1981 Honda CBX
1981 Honda CBX in Magnum Silver Metallic
1981 Honda CBX in Magnum Silver Metallic
1981 Honda CBX in Magnum Silver Metallic
1981 Honda CBX in Magnum Silver Metallic
1981 Honda CBX in Magnum Silver Metallic
1981 Honda CBX in Magnum Silver Metallic
1981 Honda CBX in Magnum Silver Metallic


The CBX'81 Super Sport was sold in 1981 and was available in one color: Magnum Silver Metallic. The fairing and saddlebags were color matched to the Silver color. The stripes were black bordered with red pinstripes. The front brakes were internally ventilated. The rear saddlebags were detachable. The rear suspension were pro-link. The comstar wheels were black. The speedometer had a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The front forks were air-adjustable. The exhaust system was a 6-into-2. There were 6 carburetors. The engine was a 1047cc DOHC 4-valve inline six linked to a 5-speed transmission and a chain drive. The serial number began JH2SC060*BC300004.


1981 Honda Motorcycle Full-Line Brochure

1982

1982 Honda CBX
1982 Honda CBX in White/Blue
1982 Honda CBX in White/Blue
1982 Honda CBX in White/Blue
1982 Honda CBX in White/Blue
1982 Honda CBX in Pearl Altair White
1982 Honda CBX in Pearl Altair White
1982 Honda CBX in Pearl Altair White
1982 Honda CBX in Pearl Altair White
1982 Honda CBX in Pearl Altair White
1982 Honda CBX in Pearl Altair White
1982 Honda CBX in Pearl Altair White
1982 Honda CBX in White
1982 Honda CBX in White
1982 Honda CBX in White
1982 Honda CBX in White
1982 Honda CBX in White
1982 Honda CBX in White
1982 Honda CBX in White
1982 Honda CBX in White


The CBX'82 Super Sport was sold in 1982 and was available in one color: Pearl Altair White. The fairing and saddlebags were color matched to the White color. The stripes were black, dark blue, and light blue. There was a black aluminum rear grip pipe behind the seat. The front brakes were internally ventilated. The rear saddlebags were detachable. The rear suspension were pro-link. The comstar wheels were black. The speedometer had a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The front forks were air-adjustable. The exhaust system was a 6-into-2. There were 6 carburetors. The engine was a 1047cc DOHC 4-valve inline six linked to a 5-speed transmission and a chain drive. The serial number began JH2SC060*CC400001.

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