The Honda CX650 Turbo was introduced in 1983 as a replacement for the Honda CX500 Turbo. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, turbocharged engine that produced 100 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. The CX650 Turbo was also equipped with Honda’s innovative Comstar wheels, which were designed to reduce unsprung weight and improve handling.
Performance and Features
The performance of the Honda CX650 Turbo was impressive for its time. Its turbocharged engine provided a significant boost in power over the non-turbocharged CX650 model. The bike was capable of reaching a top speed of around 130 mph/209km, making it one of the fastest motorcycles of its time.
In addition to its powerful engine, the CX650 Turbo was also equipped with a number of innovative features.
These included an advanced electronic fuel injection system, a digital instrument panel, and an adjustable suspension system. The bike also featured Honda’s unique Pro-Link rear suspension.
The handling of the Honda CX650 Turbo was one of its standout features. The bike was equipped with Honda’s innovative Comstar wheels, which were designed to reduce unsprung weight and improve handling. The CX650 Turbo also featured Honda’s unique Pro-Link rear suspension, which provided excellent handling and stability.
The bike was also equipped with an adjustable suspension system, which allowed riders to tailor the bike’s handling to their individual riding style. The CX650 Turbo was a joy to ride, with nimble handling and excellent stability at high speeds.
- Engine: 674cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, turbocharged
- Horsepower: 100 hp at 8,000 rpm
- Torque: 56 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm
- Transmission: 5-speed manual
- Top Speed: Around 130 mph/209km
- Brakes: Dual disc front, single disc rear
- Suspension: Pro-Link rear suspension, adjustable front suspension
- Weight: 520 lbs (236 kg) wet
- Wheels: Comstar wheels
The Honda CX650 Turbo is a legendary motorcycle that enthusiasts cherish. Its turbocharged engine, innovative features, and excellent handling make it a joy to ride. Because of its extremely short production run and very low production numbers with only 1700 made world wide and very few remaining 40 years later, especially in this condition, unrestored, low miles, completely as it left the factory, the CX650 Turbo remains a highly sought after motorcycle that is a highly prized possession for any collector.