Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling Sale 2023 14th May 2023

57 + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) Lot 398 1977 Honda CBX1000 Pre-Production Prototype 1,000cc Original “sandcast” pre-production CBX, one of only 41 bikes produced. • Hand-built by Honda in 1977 prior to the launch of the, then new, CBX model with mostly matching engine and frame numbers • 41 examples were scheduled to be built, actual numbers vary but not all were assembled • Only six examples are known to still exist with most of these in museums or private hands • The engines on the pre production models were “sandcast” development units and never meant to fall into private hands • Three “sandcast” engines survived, two belong to Honda and the other remains in this bike • This example was originally sent to Belgium for promotional or development reasons and remained there up until recently • Sympathetically restored to running order and refitted with its correct 240kph speedo • Now UK-registered and complete with Honda dating letter and Certificate of Authenticity • A super rare piece of Honda history and a must for any serious Honda collector Registration: UAL 837R Frame No: CB1-2000012 Engine No: CB1E-2000012 Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000 Consignor: Mark Bryan Tel No: 07958 107974 More Details Lot 398 Bid On Lot 398