June 2019 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Rick Haas with his 1980 Honda CBX

Make: Honda
Model: CBX
Year: 1980
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 1047cc Inline Six
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Rick Haas
City: Lake Forest

1980 Honda CBX

Congratulations to Rick Haas of Lake Forest for winning Bike of the Month with his 1980 Honda CBX. Rick won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Rick is the original owner of this 23,776 mile CBX. It's nearly 100% original except for the Jardine exhaust system. Rick still owns the OEM pipes, but they are "just too quiet" for him.

His brother worked for American Honda and Rick managed to get the bike through the employee purchase program.

I always thought that the X stood for TEN, but according to Rick, the X stands for Experimental.

Thank you Rick for bringing your Honda out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our June Gallery.

We've had two other CBX's win Bike of the Month:

Bike of the Month September 2012
 Garry Lieser and his 1979 custom Honda CBX
Garry Lieser and his 1979 custom Honda CBX

Bike of the Month February 2012
 Phil Tabor with his 1980 Moto Martin CBX
Phil Tabor with his 1980 Moto Martin CBX

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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June 2019
1980 Honda CBX
May 2019
1975 Norton 850 Commando Mark III
April 2019
1936 Husqvarna 40SV
March 2019
1916 Harley Davidson JD
February 2019
1950 Norton ES2
January 2019
1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport
December 2018
1974 Rickman Metisse
November 2018
1988 Laverda SFC 1000
October 2018
1961 Triumph/BSA
September 2018
1969 Honda CB750
August 2018
1968 Norton/Matchless P11
July 2018
1930 Harley Davidson VL
June 2018
1971 Bultaco Sherpa T Model 49
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