1968 Honda CB160 Race Bike


  •  Replica of a Racing Honda legend
  •  Built to a high standard
  •  Tuned CB160 engine
  •  Some re-commissioning required
  •  Race or display ready


Introduced to the American market in 1964, the Honda CB160 is a close relationship to the double overhead cam 125cc CR93 production racer of 1962 and ’63 and is equally tuneable and user friendly. Described as a “resilient piece of Honda engineering” and “jewel-like”, the lightweight CR93 is a natural choice for competition use.

Based on a highly tuned CB160, this replica has been built to a high standard and is virtually identical to the real thing. It has been dry-stored and used for display purposes over the last 6-7 years, and as such, will require some re-commissioning before it can be ridden.

The vendor informs us that it turns over, has good compression, and was sympathetically restored in some areas whilst the build was undertaken but “it will require further work to finish the build”.

This lightweight racer certainly looks the business and is a fantastic homage to the innovative development of Honda’s competition engineers and the subsequent on-track successes. 



The bike doesn’t come with any detailed history or associated paperwork, and being a race bike, has not been road registered, hence there is no current V5c.


  •  Great overall condition
  •  Excellent looking satin-black frame
  •  A reasonable Nippon Seiki tachometer (redline of 12,000 rpm) 
  •  Slightly distorted but clear screen
  •  Intact fibreglass fairing with a few marks
  •  Race handlebars with good grips
  •  Correct narrow competition tank with excellent paintwork
  •  Decent foot pegs
  •  Clean alloy components
  •  Good race saddle
  •  A few dings to the rear saddle fairing
  •  18” rims and spokes


  •  Unconfirmed engine specification and mileage
  •  Factory CB160 spec’ of 161cc SOHC parallel-twin producing 16.5bhp
  •  Factory compression of 9.0:1
  •  Dual Keihin 22mm carburettors
  •  Bump start
  •  Believed to be 4-speed transmission
  •  Factory: Multi-plate wet clutch
  •  Excellent looking suspension components
  •  Standard hubs and drum brakes
  •  Ding-free twin exhausts with a few paint scuffs
  •  Avon Roadrunner tyres in good looking condition


Clearly built to exacting standards, this classic replica would make a great little competition bike or ultimate showpiece for the man cave and represents a great opportunity to acquire one of these ‘jewel-like’ masterpieces.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1968
  • Make Honda
  • Model CB 160
  • Colour Multicolour
  • Odometer
  • Engine size 161
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Guildford
  • Location Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
3 bids from 2 bidders
  • Mike@zo•••• £900 22/09/23
  • kw625_a•••• £800 22/09/23
  • Mike@zo•••• £500 22/09/23

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