Honda CBX1000

40 years af­ter its launch Honda look set to re­vive the mighty CBX1000, in a café racer style…

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IT’S 40 YEARS since the CBX1000 was launched, and it looks like Honda will cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary with a mod­ern ver­sion of the six-cylin­der be­he­moth. These draw­ings of a new café racer were posted on Ja­pan’s in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty web­site by Honda, and the amount of de­tail (you can see the reg/rec fins be­low the rear sub­frame) sug­gests a pro­to­type could be re­vealed later this year. The bike is far more than a sim­ple up­date of the CBX. The triple si­lencers on each side are a nod to the RC166 six-cylin­der racer, for ex­am­ple, not the CBX, which had a sin­gle si­lencer each side, and the mo­tor is liq­uid rather than air-cooled. Also, the bike’s sil­hou­ette is pure Six­ties café racer rather than the CBX’S Seven­ties su­per­bike style. So will it hap­pen? Honda de­clined to com­ment, but with the sales suc­cess of bikes such as Tri­umph’s Thrux­ton R, there’s a glim­mer of hope. Just imag­ine what one would sound like howl­ing down the by­pass…

Not as un­com­fort­able as BMW R ninet. We hope

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