This here is a bad ass bike.
Six cylinders, six carbs, the 1979 Honda CBX. A classic bike. Unmistakable engine note if you've ever been privileged to hear one. The first production bike to go from 0-100 and back to 0 in less than 10 seconds. Kawasaki brought out their 900, and this was Honda's answer. Those two brought out the age of the superbike. Kawasaki brought the 1000 and the 1300 six cylinder, which was the answer to the 1050CC CBX. After that, governments got a little scared. The Europeans surprisingly limited horsepower after Kawasaki and Honda got into their horsepower war. In the US the horsepower wasn't a problem, but Honda and Kawasaki didn't build for different markets. In any case, Honda let Kawasaki build the fastest street bikes after that. Honda kept up in road racing but was willing to take second place while they built up their auto industry. It's a shame the US couldn't keep up, what happened there? How come is it we can't compete at the highest levels in fast machines? Pisses me off.