The best model in the best colour; the iconic “plastic maggot” still has a lot to offer.
Average describes this CX500 accurately; seen a lot worse and a few better; and it’s priced accordingly. It sounds mechanically excellent so the miles have been good ones in this case and condition is consistent with the recorded mileage. Starts instantly, no smoke or rattles, idles smoothly and runs well. Looks lovely in black and red but look closely and you’ll find signs of touching-up and the odd non-standard part such as silencers (one of which is in poor condition and has been repaired but both easily replaced). The original FVQ (fade very quickly) rear shocks are still there which is nice. Nice and bouncy. The forks have gaiters which isn’t the original look but is practical. Handlebars are a nice mid-rise bend but not originals and the chrome trims on the grips should be removed immediately! And that’s the story here, with a little detail attention all round the condition could easily be lifted considerably. MOTd and ready to go, it’s been used by the last owner so it won’t need the usual recommissioning. Recent oil and filter change by the last owner and a reasonable document file with it too.