The 80s were a revolutionary time. Technology was crashing the old school party and promised to make everything better. The Honda CX500 Turbo was supposed to lead this charge, featuring fuel injection, a digital dash and a turbocharger that nearly doubled the horsepower of the standard CX500. It promised all of the power of a literbike with the efficiency of a 500. While it didn’t quite live up to that promise, it was still a valiant effort by Honda. The CX500T was only produced for one year as Honda bumped the displacement up to 650cc the next year. It’s limited production, classic 80s styling and interesting history make it a favorite for collectors.
This one isn’t a museum piece, but appears to be a pretty clean starting point that could be the basis of a full restoration, or just a really cool vintage rider for the occasional Bike Night at your local hot spot. It’s sure to draw a crowd.
Note: This is a repost from our sister site, Rare Sport Bikes For Sale.
From the seller:
This is a original 1982 CX500 Turbo very rare bike It is in very nice condition runs and rides well. I am the second owner first owner parked bike when starting a family, bike sat in a garage for 20 years. I purchased it, and went over the bike cleaned the tank replaced the tires with new hi speed avons greased bearings changed fluids put in new gel battery, new fuel pump. The original worked but would stop now and then and I would have to tap on it to get it going again I got tired of this and replaced it . bike comes with original pump if someone wants to try and fix it I purchased the correct plug end and made replacement pump a plug in nothing was modified to install it. Bike has a scratch on a turn signal housing small scuffs and scratches normal for its age there is oxidation on the engine (see pics) paint is worn off the center stand from sitting biggest problem is front fork seals have started to leak and will need replaced at some time . The bike is a good solid rider but could be a show bike with a little effort. everything works runs rides nice handles well, very quick. bike comes with original fuel pump owners manual and original Honda tire gage bike does not have the tool kit first owner said he never received one. Bike was originaly purchased from Fischer Cycle Sales N bend rd Ashtabula Ohio Original owner said they have the records of work he had done on it 20 years ago.