BEFORE ANYONE CALLED IT A MAGGOT
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.