Thursday, January 31, 2008


Remembering a classic

The great thing about YouTube is that you can find lots of obscure bikes and the riders who keep them going. Today's featured gem is the Honda CBX. These bikes never caught on in the USA, but have achieved cult status overseas. In England, Spondon will even make you a custom frame for the inline, 6-cylinder, CBX engine.

I remember seeing several of these bikes as a little kid, but they faded away pretty quickly as the flood of high-powered, fully faired, 4-cylinder sportbikes began to hit the market in the early '80s. Still, the CBX was an excellent motorcycle in its own rite, and you've gotta love that 6-cylinder sound: