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honda six-cylinder celebrates 25 years

Twenty-two motorcycles with 132 cylinders arrived at the David Silver Honda Collection museum on 17 June.

The six-cylinder bikes were owned by members of the CBX Riders Club, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The CBX’s came in original and restored condition as well as personally customised with turbos and special frame kits fitted.

“Launched in 1978, the Honda CBX is iconic,” said Silver. “A design and production engineering masterpiece, the CBX has its roots in the mid-1960s six-cylinder factory racers as ridden to world championship success by the late great Mike Hailwood.

“With six cylinders, six carburtteors, six chrome exhaust pipes and a DOHC 24-valve cylinder head the CBX is not for the beginner or the faint hearted but for the experienced enthusiast,” said Silver.

Today, the model is also an appreciating asset for the collector as when the CBX first went on sale back in 1978 the retail price was £2560 but today they are valued north of £12,000.00.      

In addition to the 22 CBXs that arrived on Saturday, the museum has three different CBX year models on display and currently two for sale in his used Honda stock.

This Sunday, 25 June, the museum plays host to the Honda Owners Club when more than 150 riders with their Honda machines are due to arrive from around the country for a full day’s entertainment and tour of the 165 Honda motorcycle display museum.

 

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