Originally Posted by worm
I have considered getting one for my collection. Getting expensive these days. Would love to ride one and check out the power band myself.
Gotta love the old Hondas. Honda has REALLY gone downhill in the design and innovation of their motos.
I got cute and f'd up in my last reply. I apologize. Dumb response on my part.
Sure, grab a 1979 CBX if you can. Only the 1979 has the max HP.
The 1979 engine is the one to grab. After that it was detuned, the HP was decreased. The valve timing was detuned to decrease the HP for European sales, oddly.
If it has a fairing, it's not a 1979. That's what you have to look for, the valve train, only the 1979 engine had the max HP, and only the 1979 had no fairing.
To my knowledge, every CBX that had a fairing was detuned. Only the 1979 had max HP.