While Cars and offers and Bring a trailer attracting all the attention, GovDeals is also worth a visit. Up for auction on GovDeals now is a motorcycle treasure including two Honda CBX superbikes and two turbocharged CX650Ts. And best of all, they’re all pretty much new.
GovDeals is a wonderful place to find all kinds of old surplus vehicles. Usually you will find things like old box trucks and construction equipment, but sometimes something special pops up. The College of Western Idaho download four examples of Honda’s wild motorcycling past on the excess auction platform and all four have 13 miles or less on their odometers.
One pair of motorcycles are 1983 Honda CX650Ts.
As striking as the red, white and blue scheme is on the bike, the real boost of a CX650T is revealed by the graphics on the tailpipe. Yes, they have turbos!
As motorcycle classics Remarks, the 1980s were a period of advancement in motorcycle technology. Motorcycle manufacturers have experimented with increasing the number of cylinders and forced induction. In the case of the Honda CX650T, it would be a mid-weight motorcycle with the power of a liter bike.
The CX650T is the successor to the CX500T. It was more refined than its predecessor and had less turbo lag. It was an easier bike to get along with. Its 674cc V-twin engine produced 100 horsepower with the turbo and the assembly weighed 573 pounds.
Buyers raised $ 4,998 or $ 13,757 in cash today for the privilege of experiencing turbo power.
These are also extremely rare. Fewer than 1,200 of them made it to North America and a total of 1,777 were built. The two for sale here have 9 and 13 miles respectively.
The other pair of motorcycles are probably the best example of the Honda CBX you can find.
The 1981 CBX is notable for its comically wide 1,047cc inline-six that made around 98 horsepower and was capable of reaching a top speed of up to 140 mph. The motorbike was rented for its elegance and speed.
Its performance may be eclipsed by today’s motorcycles, but check out the soundtrack they produce:
I’ll give you a moment to pull yourself together.
Of course, a giant inline-six from the early 1980s will have some drawbacks, like the need to maintain a bank of six carburettors. I have known riders and mechanics who have worked on it and none of them particularly liked to play with and sync so many carburetors for a motorcycle.
The pair have 2 and 3 miles on the clock. They were $ 3,988 new, or $ 15,718 today.
The sales college says the four motorcycles were used to train future motorcycle students, but were not taken apart further than the removal of the seats and tanks.
Why does a college have a quartet of rare and exciting pieces from motorcycle history? As a RideApart reports, Honda has donated hundreds of these motorcycles to schools across the country to teach future motorcycle mechanics. But they were often not used for the task due to their complexity. They sometimes show up for sale in practically new condition because of this.
All four bikes are said to have spent their lives indoors and even run on their original tires. Motorcycles also come with titles and manuals. Unfortunately, the college hasn’t started them for a few years, but getting these virtually new motorcycles to work again shouldn’t be a problem.
the auctions for each motorcycle end on 06/29 / and the auctions are already hot with bids ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 7,400. Unless other schools stick to their own examples, these will probably be the nicest, lowest-priced CBX and CX650Ts you’ll ever see.
Hats off to Jerry!