At least once every generation there comes a technological breakthrough so significant that it brings the world’s attention.
Such was the case in the motorcycling community when, in 1979, Honda introduced its CBX 1000 Supersport. This bike slammed all competition with its double overhead cam, 4 valves-per-cylinder 6 cylinder engine. The engine got its roots from Honda’s very successful 6 cylinder 250cc Grand Prix bike.
Honda’s goal was to create a bike that would achieve a faster quarter mile and top end speed than any other bike commercially available at the time. And they succeeded, with a 103 HP bike that turned sub-12 second quarter mile results, with a maximum speed of 135 mph. No other bike from that period came close.
Now some 35 years later, the CBX has achieved cult status, with pristine examples commanding 5 figure prices, and values increasing rapidly.
Experience the thrill of riding this extraordinary bike by watching the video below (for best results TURN UP THE VOLUME!) :