this bitch will pull your arms off!!!
it doesn't even have a frirst gear (so you won't loop it Foo!)
The INCREDIBLE V65 MAGNA - 117hp - 170+ mph - $4400
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Date: 2007-08-18, 6:52AM PDT
The Classic 1983 V65 Honda Magna...a truly an incredible machine!
If you don't know about this bike, here are some informative links:
http://powersports.honda.com/the_story/heritage/heritage_milestone.asp?Decade=1980&TargetUrl=Miles tone/Milestone_Model_0104.asp&PrevPageTitle=TimeLine&bh cp=1
Because this is such an awesome bike and an engineering marvel, there's been a ton of fascinating articles written about it! You can Google the V65, and find anything you'd want to know.
Caution! Caution! Caution! This bike is fast! 117 HP - 170+ MPH! It was in fact, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, as the fastest production sport cruiser made!
I'm a retired pilot, and I've owned several of bikes. And the best way I can describe the difference between the V65 band all the others, is like the difference in flying an F 16 versus a single engine prop plane. Why? Because of the instant, on demand power, and the smooth quiet acceleration. There's no vibration. There's no noise. There's no engine straining or whinnying...there's just a smooth whoooooosh, and you're gone. In city driving you'll be purring along at 40 or 50 MPH in 5th gear. When you need to accelerate to pass someone, you just give the throttle a gentle twist. No need to downshift, the incredible power of this bike extends through all ranges. Cruising along at 80 on the highway, same thing...twist, whoooosh and you're gone. And there's much more throttle left that any sane person would ever want to use!
I bought it from the original owner. It was completely stock, in pristine condition and babied from the day it left the factory. It's never been down, and it's in perfect mechanical condition. Only 13600 miles!
I added a few upgrades.
Handlebars - the original bars were a 3 piece assembly. I put on the later model one piece bars which I found to be much more comfortable, in addition to improving the agility and handling characteristics.
Custom highway pegs
Very bright auxiliary LED brake light.
Chrome horn set
Brand new front & rear tires
As you read about the V65, you'll see that some people suggest various mods. I've considered a couple of them, but really haven't found the need, as the bike has performed flawlessly for me, even in the desert heat. But then again, I don't "hotrod" the bike, and I'm somewhat fanatical about maintenance. i.e. oil changes, all fluid levels, cable lube, tire pressure, etc.
Along with the bike you will also get the original owners manual, the original Cycle Magazine with the V65 review, Clymer's Honda V65 service manual, CD with parts list & schematics and Honda service records.
More pics upon request.
Craig (702) 477-9322
Can deliver to So Cal (via truck) for $100.