Condition: Excellent - Registration papers: with Dutch registration - Location: Netherlands
|Brand:||Honda (More lots)|
|Model Type:||CX 650 Turbo - Pre-Production - Framenumber 2 - Handmade Prototype|
|Engine size (in cc):||650|
|Year of first registration:||1984|
|Registration papers:||with Dutch registration|
|Engine number:||RC16E- 2000018|
|Located in country:||Netherlands|
This is not any Turbo; This is a handmade prototype, frame number 0002!
A unique opportunity, as factories normally destroy prototypes or put them in their museums. You don’t see them on the street...
But you do now... You can tell from the imperfect paintwork on the edge of the fairing and the steering cover has been cropped. That’s deliberate!
The bike was sold after the type inspection and the press presentation and the customer was not happy with it.
There were always minor annoyances and the dealer didn’t know what to do with it.
Something cropped up again in 1987 and after 51,000 km, this unique and very rare bike (1600 series), was allowed to age without an inspection at the importer’s warehouse.
Hence the large number plate.
The stator of the dynamo had packed up in 1993; more of an ailment as we now know.
Otherwise this 0002 with block number 0018 could drive as normal.
Stator replacement never took place. A big job, but it wouldn’t cost more than 200 euros.
This untouched completely original 'zero-series' is perfect for museum directors, connoisseurs and collectors. Not for bargain hunters unfortunately...
This CX 650 Turbo is not supposed to exist: the factory had ordered its destruction. Because the importer was the owner rather than the factory, it was up to them.
Now half a century collector, later trader, still collector, moped / motorcycle journalist, appraiser and book writer. Representation of interests in classic vehicles. Also: exam assessor for technical schools. Started in 1969; never stopped.
The fact that I am also active in the care world (the complex multi-issue) is relevant to the extent that young people who have lost their way can sometimes be sent 'in the right direction' again by mopeds and / or motorcycles.
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