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June 28, 2016

Honda Cbx 1000 six cylinders

 

The Honda CBX (or CBX1000) had one of the most incredible engines ever produced, a 1047cc air-cooled inline six that offered 105 horsepower at 9000 rpm. Upon its introduction, Cycle Guide lauded the bike as “the Vincent Black Shadow of 1979,” while Cycle said:

“The objective — to build the fastest production motorcycle for sale anywhere in the world-has been met…The CBX engine is as responsive as a racer, the nicest cycle motor to ever reach the street.”

Testers were able to run the bike through the quarter mile in 11.36 seconds at 118 mph. However, the CBX was hampered by the suspension and brakes of the era — insufficient for the six cylinder slug of power.

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