Ah, the late 70s: a time when ‘superbikes’ were naked brutes, and more cylinders were the order of the day. And the Honda CBX is the poster child for that era.
Powered by a 1047cc inline six, the CBX punched out 105bhp. It was an insane figure back then, and still respectable by today’s standards. Except—like most muscle bikes of that era—the running gear couldn’t quite match the ferocious power plant.
German Karp and Federico Lozada were well aware of this when a 1979 CBX landed on their bench at Herencia Custom Garage in Argentina.
“We spoke with friends who had owned this bike back in the eighties,” explains Fede. “They told us about the great engine strength, but also how the frame flexes and how the small diameter forks didn’t work properly.…