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No interest on my part, but if you're looking for one, you won't find this one by doing a search.

FleaBay Ad "CBX Turbo"

Check out the description, Honda is so safety conscious it makes me feel all fuzzy.
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Thanks for the lead on the bike. I bought it to race in the production class at Bonneville. Since I am planning a complete rebuild, the $4000 I saved over most 650's will go to good use. Ed

Glad it went to a good home, sounds like it's going to be an awesome build. Good luck with it, and keep the list posted on the progress.

And....BE Careful, you know Honda pulled the bike from the market because it was so fast, evidently this is one of the ones that got away, if it had been listed correctly Honda would have paid anything to get it back.......
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It's your bike and your choice as to what you do with it.

However...Blowing it up going down the quarter mile track doesn't honor anything in my opinion.

The production class at Bonneville is hardly a 1/4 mile dragstrip. Any bike is elevated in stature if it does well at Bonneville.

And exactly what is the difference between running at Bonneville and maybe throwing a rod or ?, and running a circular track and throwing a rod or ?. Or being parked and hit by a car, caching fire in a trailer or getting broadside on a public road, results the same. Six of one, half a dozen of another. At the price this thing sold for, most would have used it as a parts bike or parted it out, at least it'll cut through the wind again.

There are still a relatively large number of these bikes around vs production numbers, and few purists out there willing to pony up the $$$ it takes to keep them unmolested and stock.
There are still a relatively large number of these bikes around vs production numbers, and few purists out there willing to pony up the $$$ it takes to keep them unmolested and stock.

There was only 1777 in the WORLD... So how is there a large number of bikes around? I don't see it?

One of these years these bikes will be like gold along with the parts needed to make them go...


vs = versus. Of all the bikes made, a large percentage are still out there. Is that clearer?

Scarsity alone doesn't guarantee anything in the collector market, lust, childhood and adolescent lust being satisfied in later life when those who lusted can finally afford it does, the market will tell. As for investment...nah, I'd go with the gold itself, lots easier to drop a few kruggers on FleaBay than trying to unload a special interest collectable.

No one should ever buy a bike, car, truck, boat...whatever moves you, as a long term investment, unless you're playing with the big boys in the upper six figure nosebleed $ection. How do you make a million in the collector market? You start out with 3 million.
If there are no real numbers, then a "seat of the pants" guestimate is all anyone has, can't say one way or the other.

Has anyone ever contacted Honda to find out what the numbers really where? Honda has a museum in Japan, so I'm guessing that's the place to ask. Honda of American probably has some concrete numbers on US sales.

There was a post about the 500T from a new lister in Japan, he might be the go-to guy to ask H of J in their native tongue maybe? It might be asking too much, but it would be great to get or find a list of production numbers and distribution for the whole CX family. I recall a while ago a CX500 selling on FleaBay that proported to be the first one off the line for that year, when asked the seller couldn't back up the claim except with conjecture.

1200 school bikes? I find that number hard to believe, but who knows?
ed, you don't have to quote in one block and reply in another. Just start your message after the "[/quote]" in the reply box.
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