Tagged: cbx

Lost in Translation: 1977 Benelli Sei 750 for Sale

Everything sounds beautiful and exotic when spoken in French or Italian, especially if you don’t understand the language. I mean, couldn’t Bidet be a luxury water-fountain manufacturer? And don’t Quattroporte and Benelli Sei just roll...

Sexy Six: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

Sexy Six: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

In an era when a 750 was still considered a “big” bike, Honda’s six-cylinder, 1047cc CBX was very much a monument to excess. It was complex, expensive, wasn’t especially fast, and was too heavy...

Six Appeal: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

Six Appeal: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

One of my favorite double-take bikes, the Honda CBX can appear at first glance to be simply just another 1970’s motorcycle. But even out of the corner of your eye, something looks off. A...

Executive Express: 1982 Honda CBX for Sale

Executive Express: 1982 Honda CBX for Sale

I’ve written a number of times about Honda’s mighty CBX, with its straight-six and cascading wall of exhaust pipes. They’re glorious monuments to excess: relatively heavy, with too many cylinders, too many exhaust pipes,...

1979 Honda CBX Turbo for Sale?!

1979 Honda CBX Turbo for Sale?!

Honda’s CBX was always about excess, a bike designed to impress, to demonstrate Honda’s engineering excellence. It wasn’t about speed on the track, or back-road carving, or even touring. It was all about that...

1981 Honda CBX for Sale

1981 Honda CBX for Sale

Designed ostensibly to capture the glamour of Honda’s six-cylinder racing bikes, it seems strange that the CBX to evolved into the angular, faired monoshock machine you see here. But the bike never really did...

Nothing Exceeds Like Excess: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

Nothing Exceeds Like Excess: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

I remember my first real contact with the Honda CBX: I saw a bank of six carburetors in a glass case at The Garage Company in Los Angeles, and I could just picture the...

1979 Honda CBX for Sale

1979 Honda CBX for Sale

I just posted one of these last week, but I can’t pass up the opportunity to write about the massively-engined, and massively cool Honda CBX. I’d love to own a six-cylinder bike: they really...

1979 Honda CBX for Sale

1979 Honda CBX for Sale

The big, brawny Honda CBX was a grand “touring” bike from the era when that meant the bike had relaxed ergomics, effortless, arm-stretching power, and room for a passenger.  No GPS, no heated grips,...