Japanese Classic Car Show 2016 – Part 3

CX500 Turbo – Powered by 4 valve, pushrod v-twin. Earliest motorcycles to have electronic fuel injection. Handfull through the corners due to the turbo lag.

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Honda CX650 Turbo. Even more rare than the CX500 Turbo with only 1200 imported into North America. The larger displacement, bump in compression, and some tweaks to the gear ratios made the bike much easier to handle through the twisties.

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The CB350F only ran for 3 years, from 1972 thru 1974. This 1973 model is painted in Flake Matador Red. Finding the original 4 into 4 exhaust system for these bikes is very rare. Honda tried to build these bikes to be light and managed to make the entire exhaust system weigh less than 25lbs!

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This other CB350 says that it’s a 1973 model as well. We’re guessing that this is a custom paint job, as Glory Blue Black Metallic was only available in 1974 and the forks would have been matching. The downside of the ultra-light exhaust system was that most of them rotted away due to such thin materials. Keeping these bikes on the road required many owners to buy an aftermarket 4 into 2 exhaust, as you see here. No less, this is a beautiful example of a collectable CB350F.

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CB700SC Nighthawk S http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-japanese-motorcycles/honda-cb700sc-nighthawk-s?slideshow=3

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Honda SL70

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1990 Honda RC30

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1971 CB100.

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CB350 Four

 

 

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