In 1979, the Honda CBX Super Sport was the fastest production motorcycle in the world. And it still looks sharp today. This brutal-looking machine is owned by Javier Cragnolini, an Audi Technical Instructor from Florida, who rescued the bike from a drag racer.
“The bike had 3000-something miles, most of them at the strip. I installed a Jet kit from Tim’s CBX, and ended up modifying it a lot because of the cams on the engine; it still idles very rough, but she’s a sweet ride.”
Javier bolted on the front and rear end from a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10, and built a new exhaust system himself. Then he topped it all off with a custom wiring harness, a pair of fog lights from a parts store, and a modified Ducati Monster seat. “Having worked as a mechanic for German cars since I can remember, I always deal with a very complicated product,” says Javier. “This made me keep the bike extremely simple when I was building it.”
A good move by the sound of it, and a terrific result.