At classic-motorbikes.net we love many things, stuff like doughnuts, comfy footwear and six cylinder motorcycles. The Honda CBX1000 is one of those bikes that you can’t ignore. I saw this one out on my travels in two separate places. I first clapped eyes on it at the St Ives Motorcycle show, it was parked up down a side street getting plenty of attention. My second sighting was at Snetterton earlier this year, on this occasion I was blessed with hearing it in motion. Those six pistons pump their spent gases out of a pair of exhaust valves per cylinder, with two inlets per pot also that’s 24 valves bouncing about with every revolution of the crank. The engine dominates the bike, exactly what Honda wanted when they dug out their drawing board.
Adding to my pleasure are those six exhausts, with three silencers stacked each side it’s a visual treat too.