BE­FORE ANY­ONE CALLED IT A MAGGOT

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Its pro­trud­ing, erect cylin­der was the cover’s main pic­ture and in­side, our three-page road test made the claim that the CX was the best 500 money can buy. We loved the 80-de­gree trans­verse twin for its per­for­mance han­dling and com­fort. “So­phis­ti­ca­tion and sim­plic­ity go hand-in-hand to pro­duce a bike that can be de­scribed as rev­o­lu­tion­ary, yet can un­dergo surgery by any home me­chanic. A fu­ture clas­sic,” we said. In­ci­den­tally, the 50bhp it made is 3bhp more than today’s CBR500R.

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