Honda with boxer engine?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by spagthorpe, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    I saw an older Honda motorcycle this weekend, that had what looked like a boxer engine on it. Not the V2 that the CBXs had, but a real opposing piston engine. I tried Googling for a while, and sifting through a Honda database, but didn't see the bike. Anyone know what it was? It was really clean, looked showroom.
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  2. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    Goldwing? Volkswagen?
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  3. Mully

    Mully Kineticist

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    Was it this one?

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  4. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    The engine looks like all the parts would swap with an R50/2. It's not a Goldwing?
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  5. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    No, not a Goldwing. It looked like a twin, and newer than the above pictured bike. In styling, kind of like a CB, but maybe a little older. It did have a seat like the above bike though.
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  6. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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  7. Bayou Boy

    Bayou Boy Long timer

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    Honda did make an opposed four Gold Wing.
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    This is a 1975.
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  8. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    So nobody knows of a opposing twin? Maybe it was the Wing, but it seemed like a really small compact bike.
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  9. norton73

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  10. AnnieGS

    AnnieGS Namasté, bitches!

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    cx500? :dunno
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  11. Stagehand

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    nah-- those were mostly the V2, I think. My dad had a '78 I used to steal.

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  12. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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  13. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    The entire CX series were all V twins. The CBX, to clarify for the OP, was always an inline 6.
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  14. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Only in the US market in other markets there were cbx that were boring old four cylinder bike.
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  15. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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  16. Dave in Wi

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    That is wild, I've never seen those pictures before. I had no idea Honda had a prototype flat 6 Gold Wing back in the 70s.
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  17. dpforth

    dpforth no inline fours

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    Or a neat little 250 thumpette.
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