With an overdrive six-speed transmission, the Sabre can be hustled up to speed in short order, and the engine's 10,500rpm redline comes up remarkably fast. With looks that suggest long runs down the highway, the Virago is really best suited to short jaunts in the country and works particularly well as a city cruiser. I ride this bike often - very dependable but needs a battery. They are augmented by a single disc brake with double piston caliper on the rear wheel. Few enthusiasts seem to even remember the model, and likely fewer still remember its tariff-busting role in the heavily contested American market of the mid-1980s.
Contents are in part found on the Internet where are in the public domain. The introduction of this engine on the Magna and the Sabre in 1982, was a milestone in the evolution of motorcycles that would culminate in 1983 with the introduction of the Interceptor V4. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a Buy It Now, please call Rich 603-489-3675. Reinstalled the engine and harness, made and installed new battery cables for the new tiny and light weight highly potent lithium ion battery. Cut off wheel came out and the rear subframe got chopped off.
How you have placed those to end of carborators airbox. The V-Four design had only been used a few times in the history of Motorcycles, most noteably by Matchless. Engine: dohc 4-valve 90-degree V-fourDisplacement: 700ccTransmission: 6-speedSeat height: 27. A similar theme is extended to the air intake covers that remove the need for the two big air boxes that once projected out of either side. Acewell 4553 Digital Tacho Speedo unit. After days of stripping all the factory paint off down to steel, on went all new urethane products from primers, base coat, tri coat and clear coat. The handlebars are something of a puzzle, rather narrow and with minimal rearward sweep.
Before you know it, those 600 pounds of motorcycle are feeling really light and the frame-mounted fairing is buffeting in the wind like the whole thing is ready to take flight. Ceramic coated and titanium wrapped. Even so, the Sabre proved itself a capable mount, a solid all-arounder that could carry its rider in relative comfort all day. There was no way I was going to sleep that night if I didnt try to get it started. Anti-dive systems were all the rage at the time, and Honda dutifully equipped the Sabre with its patented Torque Reactive Anti-dive Control to limit fork compression in hard braking. Regards Mr Veli-Pekka Hannula Finland +358504064444.
The transmission is in great condition. Honda responded by sleeving down its moderately successful 750cc V45 Sabre to 698. Mileage is estimated at around 20,000. It represents an interesting chapter in motorcycle history as one of a group of Japanese motorcycles referred to as the Tariff Busters. Known as Section 202, the tariff was aimed squarely at Japan and levied a heavy penalty on bikes of 700cc capacity and over. Text or email is easier for questions or to schedule to look at her, but calls work too. It represents an interesting chapter in motorcycle history as one of a group of Japanese motorcycles referred to as the Tariff Busters.
Bike is in overall good condition runs and drives great. I have to be black, red and white, respects for Jarno Saarinen Flying Finn Parooni best racer ever in early -70´s. Stripped the old rim and spokes off of it and sent the hub to Buchanan spokes for custom spokes, offset and rim to be made. If you have time to give me some info how you have done it, I´m very happy. Both of the left side carbs had water in them which caused a strange slime mold to form. Much like its predecessor, however, the 700 Sabre wasn't universally admired. A powerful V4 engine, a mono shock Showa rear and twin disc front end.
I was blown away at the condition for a 32 year old bike! Known as Section 202, the tariff was aimed squarely at Japan and levied a heavy penalty on bikes of 700cc capacity and over. I use Benelli Mojave tank, I have to do huge job with that, coz frame under Magna own tank is so waid with those two frame line. The rest of the engine is a text book example of how to stylise a motor once known for its ugly appearance. Stick a straw into that fuel tank and you get a rootbeer float for sure! Honda responded by sleeving down its moderately successful 750cc V45 Sabre to 698. The V45 engine was remarkably narrow, being only 16 inches wide, and had perfect primary balance, making for a smooth engine.
Clean, aggressive and a one of a kind V4 sound. I love the big bikes because I have ridden them since I was 15 years old. Lucky Customs is known for their thorough style: every single part has been taken care of, and no detail was left behind. Warren right away with tons of questions, he said he thought it was just a fuse because when you turn the key on nothing turns on. The menacing, blacked out finish suggested speed and grace, and the stretched out front fork gave the bike a long, hungry look. When protestations against the tariff failed, Japanese manufacturers responded by introducing new bikes with engines that fell just under 700cc. I stripped the bike down to the frame and engine and studied its lines.
Note: I reserve the right to cancel sale if sold locally. Please read shipping and payment terms below before bidding. This is a chance to own a beautiful example of a vintage icon. It was, by any measure a taunting, in-your-face rebuff to the new tariff. All wet sanded and buffed to glass like perfection. Wanting to stick to his famous all-black colour combination, Eak also had his friend wrapped the entire factory Sabre tank in a matching leather.
Being its a Mag wheel I could not use the hub to make a spoke wheel. No mechanical or cosmetic problems. The bike is in good condition. The bullet nosed fairing has a smoke tinted windscreen and an up-turned top edge that does a nice job cutting wind turbulence for the rider, while allowing a good view over the windshield. A technological tour de force when introduced in 1982, Honda launched the V45 Sabre with great fanfare. He said he would call me right back, that he needed to talk to his wife first. This one has been well cared for and it's in nice shape.