- Written by webmin
The schism regarding turbocharged motorcycles is clear. One side maintains that adding the weight and complexity of a turbocharger to a motorcycle is the worst idea ever. Others believe the combination of Eighties motorcycle technology, TURBO spelled out in sci-fi typefaces, and an unpredictable power curve is the greatest idea ever. This heretofore unseen combination of an inline six-cylinder Honda CBX and period-correct aftermarket turbo system trumps both arguments, without possibility of challenge from either side.
The original owner of the CBX installed the turbo system and lengthened the swingarm onto the CBX, drag racing up to the point where things at 10 pounds of boost got too hairy for comfort. The CBX was parked until resurrected as shown. Current owner and rider Joe Mintrone rolled this beast to the first Hemmings Cruise-In of 2011. While there is as yet no turbocharged inline six-cylinder Japanese motorcycle award, we thank Joe for showing up with this turbocharged time machine.