Tonti frame vs. spine frame. The 90s Sport 1100/Daytona have spine frames. I think they attempted to broaden the spectrum a bit - but either way, they made very few.
Clicking the link below should get you to more images of the same bike............seanLast of the dinosaur, monster superbikes still inspires awe today. It’s a beast: 147 carburretted horses, bad boy bulk and still enough acceleration to send shivers down your spine. Good ones are starting to appreciate in value and this minter, with all original parts, surely falls into that category.
I was taught at school by the Green Cross Code(*) man to look right, look left, and look right again. This would also work if I ever came to the US as a small child, which I didn't.Quite familiar with the CBX though I’ve never ridden one…..I did nearly get run over by one.
It was my first summer in the UK and some buddies and I went into Oxford. Now, it isn’t like I’d never been there, and I’d been in the UK around 5-6 months.
The picture I’m trying to paint is, I wasn’t a total Newb at crossing the street. Those here in the US might think it a simple thing, but remember, things are quite opposite there.
Here, we learn to look left, then right when we cross the street. We’ve done it for so long it’s now muscle memory. It’s automatic. Well….that can get you run over in the UK.
Traffic is coming from your right there so if you step off the curb or kerb while looking left, you’re looking the wrong way. I knew this. However, like many just before an accident I was errrr…distracted. By a very cute British lass in a somewhat sheer summer dress.
I stepped out looking left, mostly at her when one of my buddies grabbed me by the shoulder and pulled me back….right out of the path of a CBX. Before I could turn and thank him, a Ferrari came blazing by too….I was in fact looking to the right by then but due to the cars parked along the street, I didn’t see it either.
Back to the CBX….seems for whatever reason that I’d not seen one in person at that point. Sure I’d read about them, seen a few magazine pics but they are far more imposing in person. Like a barn door with 2 wheels and 6 pipes imposing.
In the years since I’ve seen quite a few…..there’s a whole group that used to show up in Monterey for the SBK weekend. Some true survivors in amazing condition and some resto-modded to the hilt.
Bill Lomas (R.I.P.) gives a nice narrative about it.V8 powerplant good for 170+ mph .....in 1955, some riders refusing to race it!
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Really? Guess you’ve not seen these:It may be a Ducati, but it's the least aesthetically pleasing Ducati I've ever seen.