Thursday, 27 June 2013

For Sale: bikes for sale via

I lot of people ask if I know where there are any MBX's for sale, well Jo contacted me from and they have lots. Holland is not far, grab a van and head of through the tunnel for a bargain.

€1750, mk2 with full fairing
€1050, I would like this one myself!
€2000, like new
€1500, nice red Rothmans model
€1250 with aftermarket exhaust
€1650, Mk1 with full fairing, just 9000kms!
€700, cheap!
€800, also cheap!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

MBX value chart

Here is my first look at long term values and trends of the Honda MBX80, the graph tracks all the machines that were sold in the last year.

I have graded (out of 10) the condition and also mentioned if it was standard and/or running.

I think the top value of around £2000 is actually about right, as this is about the money that you would need to spend to take an average condition bike or basket case (including the price of the bike) back to a very high standard condition. If you are looking at concourse condition machine maybe a little more? Good usable bikes seem to be worth around £6-700.

Ultimately a bike is only worth what you are willing to pay for it, but at current count there are just 39 bikes in the UK, 14 on the road, 25 on SORN, there is not a great deal of choice...

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Advert: "Cheaper to insure than they look"

I found this classic Honda advertisement on the web recently via

The MBX80 takes centre stage with the H100 and CB100N with the strap line "cheaper to insure than they look"