6-CYLINDER HON­DA CBX 1000

Excelencias del Motor - - Motos Clásicas / Classic Bikes -

IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 1970S, THE FOUR JA­PA­NE­SE GIANTS OF TWO WHEELS (KA­WA­SA­KI, SU­ZU­KI, YA­MAHA AND HON­DA) OPE­NED THE WAY TO THE BIG ONE-CYLINDER SUPERBIKES. HON­DA LAUNCHED ITS CBX 1000 IN THE LA­TE 1979, WHICH WAS THE LAST ONE, BUT THE MOST SPECTACULAR MO­DEL.

The­re was not­hing ali­ke at the mo­ment when ot­her brands we­re happy with 4 cy­lin­ders, but Hon­da had the great initia­ti­ve by Shoi­chi­ro Iri­ma­ji­ri ri­ding his CBX. It was an im­pres­si­ve 6-pa­ra­llel-cylinder en­gi­ne, re­fri­ge­ra­ted by air. It see­med to ha­ve hu­ge po­wer. The L6 en­gi­ne, six pa­ra­llel cy­lin­ders in li­ne, with a 0-de­gree in­cli­na­tion, de­li­vers 1,047 cc. The chain trans­mis­sion is po­we­red by a fi­ve-speed gear­box. It to­tals 105 HP at 9,000 rpm.

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