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The Honda CBX550F
    Honda introduced the CBX550F in 1983 to the Canadian market but unfortunatly not into the US market. The CBX550 was produced for only 1 year. It repre- sented a new generation of four cylinder motor-cycles, combining light weight and agility with remarkable performance

in a relatively small bike.The motor is an inline
4 cylinder with characteristics that resemble a 750cc machine of the time, offering a high top speed but retaining a smooth spread of power even at lower engine speeds. The chassis incorporated a number of innovations, the most important being the inboard ventilated twin front and single rear disc brakes. Honda incorporated a drum enclosure that protects the ventilated discs from rain and permits the use of cast iron
as the disc material without the cosmetic problems of rusting.The discs are unusual in motorcycle applications, the outer edge forming the mounting points with the caliper griping from the inner edges. The caliper units are of twin piston design, both pistons acting from one side. The wheels are made of composite construction, light alloy rims rivited to three paired alloy spoke sections that bolted through the brake hub. The front suspension is by oil-damped
telescopic fork with linked air assistance with the left hand fork leg incorporating an anti-dive mech-anism that reacts to torque loadings to increase damping resistance under heavy braking. The rear suspension is by Pro-link, a Honda designed rising rate system which allows compliant, long travel suspension for comfort and control over rough roads. A single central shock unit also features air assistance to allow fine tuning your ride.

 Displacement: 572.00 ccm (34.90 cubic inches)
 Engine type: In-line four
 Stroke: 4
 Power: 60.00 HP (43.8 kW)) @ 10000 RPM
 Compression: 9.5:1
 Bore & stroke: 59.2 x 52.0 mm (2.3 x 2.0 inches)
 Valves per cylinder: 4 DOHC
 Gearbox: 6-speed
 Front brakes:
Dual disc (in shroud)
 Rear brakes: Single disc (in shroud)
 Fuel capacity: 18.00 litres (4.76 gallons)
 Top speed: 191.0 km/h (118.7 mph)
 Overall length 2085 mm (82.1 in)
 Overall width 740 mm (29.1 in)
 Overall height 1080 mm (42.5 in)
 Seat height 785 mm (30.9 in)
 Dry Weight 184 kg (406 lb)
 Wheelbase 1380 mm (54.3 in)

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