Here is one that you just don't see every day. Here we have a 1983 Honda CX650 Custom, It is, as I understand it, the CX650 "Custom" was a one year only bike from Honda. The Honda CX series motorcycles, including the GL500 and GL650 variants, were developed and released by Honda in the late 1970s, with production ending in most markets by the mid 1980s. The 650 Custom has a quite different look than the other CX's. Compared to the standard CX, the Custom's frame is completely different, and the styling was marketed to accommodate the American desire for the low stretched look of American cruiser bikes. At first glance, I thought that it looked more like a Magna, or Shadow from the same time period. Another thing that jumped out at me are the aftermarket cylinder head covers. Those are not something that you are able to go to your local dealer and buy any more. After some research, I did learn that they were an aftermarket offering from Rocky motorcycle parts. The CX was ground breaking at the time, and still is a fun bike to ride. The CX was the first V-twin motorcycle that Honda ever built. The design included innovative features and technologies that were uncommon or unused at the time such as liquid cooling, electric-only starting, low-maintenance shaft drive, modular wheels, and dual CV-type carburetors. The electronic ignition system was separated from the rest of the electrical system, enabling the motorcycle to be push-started and ridden in case of a total electrical system failure. The Honda CX line of bikes are part of Honda, and motorcycle history. This one runs and rides just as it should. It has been fully serviced, and it is ready to ride!!!
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