10K-Mile 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo Won’t Be Thinking About Retirement Anytime Soon


The two-wheeled phenom we’re featuring today is a 1982 MY CX500 Turbo with 10k miles (16,000 km) on the clock. Honda’s warrior (aka CX500TC) is put in motion by a turbocharged 80-degree V-twin powerplant, with four pushrod-operated valves per cylinder and a modest displacement of 497cc. When the tachometer shows 8,000 rpm, the liquid-cooled predator will go about producing 82 horses at the crankshaft.

On the other hand, a peak torque output figure of 58 pound-feet (79 Nm) will be accomplished at around 5,000 spins per minute. The oomph is routed to a five-speed transmission connected to the rear wheel via a shaft final drive. Ultimately, the CX500 is fully capable of running the quarter-mile sprint in 12.3 seconds, while its top speed is rated at 124 mph (200 kph).

At the front, suspension duties are handled by 37 mm (1.5 inches) air-adjustable forks and Honda’s anti-dive (TRAC) system, while the rear end rests on a Pro-Link setup. Stopping power comes from a triplet of premium brake rotors, measuring 276 mm (10.9 inches) on both ends. When equipped with the vital fluids, the ‘82 CX500 Turbo weighs in at 573 pounds (260 kg).

Now that we’ve covered the bike’s specs and features, let’s cut to the chase. As you’re reading this, the Japanese warrior is going on the block at no reserve, with a current bid of just 4,000 bucks! The BaT (Bring A Trailer) auction will be open until October 2, so you’ve still got a few days to submit yours.

As of 2020, the seller went about discarding the creature’s battery to make room for a modern alternative, while its thermostat housing and fork seals have also been replaced. To ensure that everything will run smoothly, the CX500 received a tasty cocktail of fresh fluids in preparation for the sale.