1980 Honda Motorcycles Other

Summary

  • Baujahr 
    1980
  • Motorradtyp 
    Straßenmaschine
  • Motornummer 
    CB400AE 2055059
  • Losnummer 
    114
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Farbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort

Beschreibung

1980 Honda CB400A Hondamatic
Registration no. MUR 384V
Frame no. CB400A 2055056
Engine no. CB400AE 2055059

Honda first offered a 400cc twin in 1977 alongside the established four-cylinder CB400F. The new CB400T was soon updated to 'N' specification, featuring Honda's 'Euro' styling and Comstar wheels, while alongside the conventional model Honda offered the automatic-transmission CB400A, one of the earliest examples of this form of transmission applied to a mass-produced motorcycle. This CB400A previously belonged to motorcycle journalist and long-time enthusiast for the model, the late Brian Thompson, who was its third owner. Brian recounted his lengthy experience of Hondamatics in an article for Motorcycle Sport in 1987 - 'Best Years of My Life' - a copy of which is in the history file. 'MUR 384V' is pictured in the article and was bought from Brian by the vendor. Currently MoT'd, this rare Honda is offered with the aforementioned copy article and a V5C document.