With this being said, we’ll have you know Honda’s six-cylinder legend is being auctioned off on Bring a Trailer, where it shall remain listed until Sunday, June 19. As of now, one would need around fifteen grand to top the highest bid, which is currently registered at a very generous $13,000.
The Japanese beast is moved forward through the use of a fierce 1,047cc inline-six powerplant, featuring 28 mm (1.1 inches) Keihin carburetors, dual overhead camshafts and as many as 24 valves. Accompanied by a five-speed gearbox and a wet multi-plate clutch, the air-cooled mill can supply 98 ponies when its crank whirls at 9,000 rpm.
As you descend on the rev range, what you’ll be encountering is a maximum torque output of 63 pound-feet (85 Nm). This force gets fed to the rear Comstar wheel by means of a chain final drive, and it can eventually result in a top speed of 135 mph (217 kph).
To accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 kph), the 1981 Honda CBX will only require 4.6 blistering ticks. Its dry weight is measured at a steep 545 pounds (247 kg), and front-end suspension duties are managed by air-adjustable telescopic forks.
At the opposite pole, the classic touring icon stands on a Pro-Link arrangement that comprises a single shock absorber and an aluminum swingarm. When stopping power needs to be called into action, Honda’s titan relies on dual 276 mm (10.9 inches) ventilated discs at the front and a solo 296 mm (11.7 inches) rotor at six o’clock.