1982 Honda CBX Super Sport – Over Restoration

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

I wanted a stock looking bike restored to factory like condition. In the end, the bike turned into an over restored CBX. A lot more chrome and glossy finishes than the original factory bike had. I also put the 1981 paint scheme on the bike instead of the 1982 version. Why? Because I didn’t like the ’82 white/blue combination. I preferred the ’81 gray/black scheme. I know the purest probably don’t like what I did. But then I didn’t do it for them…I did it for me and I love it.

What motivated you to start your project?

In my opinion CBX’s were the most unique bikes of their era. Highly advanced from an engineering perspective and smooth, powerful performers. I always wanted to do a CBX. My shop was open and I found one in good shape at a decent price. Boom…a project was born!

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

Nothing is really unique in that it was basically a factory restoration.

What are you most proud of?

There was a good amount of attention paid to the details so the overall result is quite impressive.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

They find it to be a very clean and a striking restoration. Many harken back to the day and say…I always wanted one of those.

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