40 years of the CBX read all about it!!!!!!

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40 years of the CBX read all about it!!!!!!

Postby cbxmel » Wed May 16, 2018 9:50 am

Hi guys,

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics magazine in their June issue out today have published an excellent eight page article written by my buddy John Nutting who with another buddy of mine Gerald Davison were both at the press launch at Suzuka in November 1977 and rode two of the prototypes. Included in the article are images of John and Gerald on the track at Suzuka together with
a good selection of other images from the early days of the cbx. If you cannot obtain at your local store go to
http://www.themagazineman.co.uk fast turnaround and takes plastic and paypal.
Enjoy. Mel UK #1876 :auto-sportbike: :flags-wavegreatbritain: :flags-usa: :flags-canada: :flags-australia:

ps Also,another instalment of Allen Millyards six cylinder special build. Also, part three of the Z(KZ)1300 rebuild so sixs all over the place!!
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Re: 40 years of the CBX read all about it!!!!!!

Postby daves79x » Fri May 18, 2018 8:35 am

Thanks Mel!!

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Re: 40 years of the CBX read all about it!!!!!!

Postby desertrefugee » Fri May 18, 2018 7:29 pm

Jeez Mel, you should get a kickback from the publishers!

Seems that every time you plug one of these issues, you set the hook and I order one. In fact, I've taken to browsing the magazineman's offerings and have popped for a few others. It's really tough to narrow down to a single subscription, but I am seriously leaning toward Classic Motorcyle Mechanics and was even before this latest notice!

It's just as well. Once June rolls around in southern Arizona, riding becomes less frequent. It is not fun getting geared up for rides in 100F+ (38C) temperatures. So, good reading material helps.
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Re: 40 years of the CBX read all about it!!!!!!

Postby cbxmel » Fri May 18, 2018 7:43 pm

Thanks,

I have written a number of cbx related articles for the magazine over the last 30 years but they do not pay very well but not to worry! The best former editor was and is a great friend of mine Bob Berry who was at Suzuika for the launch of the cbx in November 1977 when editor of MCN. He very kindly gave me his collection of photgraphs when he retired to Portugal which included quite number of the early cbx all in glorious black and white!! The magazine man Brian Hardy is another buddy of mine. He will always go the extra mile to please his customers.

all the best Mel #1876 :auto-sportbike: :flags-wavegreatbritain: :flags-usa: :flags-canada: :flags-australia:
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Re: 40 years of the CBX read all about it!!!!!!

Postby Larry Zimmer » Fri May 18, 2018 9:07 pm

Got mine. Thank you, Mel.
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Re: 40 years of the CBX read all about it!!!!!!

Postby chrispyduck » Sat May 19, 2018 8:56 am

I am pleased to say I am the proud owner of this bike after spending ages searching for the right one.
I posted a couple of weeks back when i first bought under the New Forum Section (New member from the UK) where we managed to generate a lot of interest especially in respect to the originality of the bike; i posted some pics there.

I have been in touch with Gerald Davison who went through the provinence and confirmed its history, he said the pics were taken for Bike magazine last year and never used so CMCM used them for this latest June edition.

Lovely bike and really nice to own this one !!!!!
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Re: 40 years of the CBX read all about it!!!!!!

Postby desertrefugee » Sat May 19, 2018 11:17 am

Most excellent. I don't know about everyone else, but I'd love a few photos if it wouldn't be too much trouble.
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