The Honda CBX 1000 Z or "twin shock" produced 105bhp at 9000rpm, 4 valves per cylinder, a bore and stroke of 64.5 x 53.4mm and a top speed of approximately 140 mph, arguably making it the fastest production bike of its day. It had twin front discs and a single disc at the rear with a dry weight of 249kg.. It came in Candy Glory Red and Perseus Silver with a Black option in some markets. The US/Canadian version sported higher bars and other slight differences such as a larger alternator. The price for a new CBX/Z in 1978/79 was £2750 and around 25000 CBX-Z are thought to have been produced.
The Honda CBX 1000 A, most easily identified by it's black reverse comstar wheels, was developed as a refinement of the previous Z model. A number of details were improved, for example, the swing arm bushes. The CBX-A was also detuned to 98Bhp, and not available in all markets including Britain. It also came with a novel lockable glove box in the tail piece. It was available in Candy Glory Red, Black and Perseus Silver in very small numbers. It is thought that about 4950 A models were produced. Although not available in the UK it was sold for the equivalent of just under £3000.
Honda made major changes in 1981 with a complete change of direction for the CBX. It was now marketed as a "Super Tourer" complete with full fairing and luggage. The most notable other change was the rear suspension which was changed from the twin shocks of the Z and A to Honda's Pro-Link design, hence this model is often known as the "Pro-Link". The CBX-B was only available in Magnum Silver (as seen here) in the UK but was offered in Pear Altair White in other markets. Its price new was £3495, and it is estimated that 2750 CBX-B's were produced worldwide.
The CBX-C marked what was to be the last in the line for the CBX Six. Only minor changes were made from the CBX-B, such as the pillion grab rail behind the rear seat. Pear Altair White was also introduced as a colour option for the USA. The CBX-C was priced at £3500, and only about 2750 were produced.