Grab one if you can; these have great potential to increase in value. BMW Motorrad. Never buy sight unseen, and inspect the machine carefully for crash damage, rust, errant wiring and non-original or poorly judged upgrades. A good black-on-black XLCH unofficially: The CB was the first Japanese superbike.
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The DOHC, hp, all roller bearing transverse-four came with optional electric start; purists clung to the lighter kickstart assembly. Birmingham Small Arms produced weapons for the British military, which made the transition to manufacturing motorcycles during the Thirties a comparatively easy leap. Solid engine architecture, too: