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1981 Honda CBX


1981 Honda CBX Pictures
Honda tried to fit its CBX series into several market niches, including this sport-touring incarnation.
Honda tried to fit its CBX series into several market niches, including this sport-touring incarnation.

The 1981 Honda CBX weighed in at a hefty 680 pounds, and the six-cylinder machine proved to be an impressive road bike.

The CBX's signature was its engine's waterfall of gleaming exhaust pipes, one for each of six cylinders.
The CBX's signature was its engine's waterfall of gleaming exhaust pipes, one for each of six cylinders.
The CBX's rear saddlebags could be detached and carried like a briefcase.
The CBX's rear saddlebags could be detached and carried like a briefcase.
The CBX could easily exceed 85 mph in third gear.
The CBX could easily exceed 85 mph in third gear.
An early ad for the 1981 Honda CBX.
An early ad for the 1981 Honda CBX.

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