As such, this machine was more or less on par with its competitors in terms of performance, but the added complexity of two extra cylinders did make it a lot pricier and, therefore, less attractive to buyers. Despite the nameplate’s misfortune and untimely departure, a well-preserved CBX is nowadays quite likely to sell for a pretty penny at auction.
With that being said, we have the pleasure of introducing you to a 1981 model whose OEM exhaust was discarded in favor of six-into-two aftermarket pipework from MAC. In addition, this pristine sport-tourer comes with fresh synthetic upholstery on its two-up saddle, as well as a new front brake master cylinder and moderately-worn Dunlop D404 tires with 2014 date codes.
The CBX1000 Super Sport draws power from an air-cooled 1,047cc inline-six engine with 98 hp and 62 pound-feet of torque (84 Nm) at its disposal. A five-speed gearbox is what links the four-stroke DOHC titan to its bearer’s rear chain-driven wheel, and pushing these components to their limit will ultimately result in a top speed of 135 mph (217 kph).
In order to reach 60 mph (96 kph) from a standstill, the classic six-cylinder brute will require a mere 4.6 ticks of the stopwatch. As you’re reading this, Honda’s gemstone is looking for a new and loving home on Bring a Trailer, where it will remain listed at no reserve for three more days. If spending north of $4,500 to make it your own sounds like an intriguing prospect, then feel free to submit your bids by Sunday, May 1.