1986 HONDA CBX750F

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Project Hunter -

It’s dif­fi­cult to know where to start with that paint, so we’ll look past that (if that’s even pos­si­ble) and con­sider the rest of this owned-since 1987 CBX. The owner has had the forks rechromed and re­built re­cently, but it’s due a ser­vice, the Mo­tad pipe is rusty and the tehni­colour paint dis­tracts from plas­tics in need of re­pair. A fair amount of work to do on a bike that’s at­trac­tive but cov­eted by few even in stan­dard con­di­tion. A knack­ered en­gine in boxes doesn’t re­ally sweeten the deal.

Bloody hell. A bit of me likes it for stick­ing its fin­gers up to the world, but it’s hard to imag­ine any­one want­ing to leave it like that. Even putting that aside, they’re slow, hor­ri­ble to work on, not very re­li­able and one of the worst bikes Honda made. Hang on – dodgy yel­low-painted forks… was this sold by J.moore of Lin­colnshire by any chance? The owner must have been a mas­ter sales­man to get that much for it.

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