offers 0


  • Mechanical overhaul in 2018, the bike hasn't been ridden since
  • Only 38,000 miles on the clock
  • Japauto 1000 VX engine kit
  • Saddle, tank and Japauto racing fairing included

The Appeal

When Europe's largest motorbike dealer decided to improve Honda's famous 4-cylinder road bike, no one objected - quite the contrary. Racing success followed.

The 1000 VX was the latest evolution of this idea, a 970cc superbike homologated by Honda France and approved by the factory. Only 250 were built.

Here we have one of the rare and highly sought-after examples. The bike is in very good condition, with only minor wear to the frame. The engine was rebuilt in 2018 and has never been used since, so it will need to be drained and broken in.

The bike comes with two sets of fairings, the one shown in the photos and another complete Japauto racing set including seat, tank and fairing.

These bikes rarely come onto the market and this one is in excellent condition with very few kilometres. For the discerning collector!

IMG_3150 Camus Patrick.jpeg 3.11 MB

The History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1976
  • Purchased by the current owner in 2018
  • The bike has not been used since 2018 and will require a minor overhaul.
  • Engine rebuilt in 2018 and unused since then
  • Appraised in 2017 at €17,500

The Condition

  • The bodywork and paintwork are in very good original condition with minor signs of wear.
  • Motorbike was original, according to Japauto specifications, stored dry since 2018
  • Original Japauto decoration kit
  • Retains its 1000VX specification, including Cibie headlights
  • Comes with two fairing options, including Japauto specific race kit
  • JPX wheels in very good condition

The Mechanics

  • Japauto-prepared 970cc engine producing between 85 and 100bhp
  • 5-speed manual gearbox
  • Mechanically, this bike is as good as new.
  • The engine has been rebuilt, and the pistons, cylinders and camshaft have been changed.
  • It has not been run since this work was carried out in 2018, so it will need to be overhauled and run-in
  • The bike will therefore require a slight overhaul due to the lack of recent use
This sale is subject to Car & Classic's terms and conditions. By bidding and/or making an offer, you also agree to the following: 

If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights under EU consumer protection legislation do not apply. Car & Classic's returns policy applies.

A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your bid is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates.

This vehicle is "sold as seen", on an "as is where is" basis and without warranty. A full vehicle inspection prior to purchase is strongly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only.

✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final Auction or Bid price, as specified in the advert.

✓ Buyers are responsible for the collection or delivery of the vehicle. Importing vehicles may incur additional customs duties and import taxes. On request, Car & Classic can refer you to a third-party transport company. For further details, please email [email protected]. Prices start at €150 + VAT within the same country or €400 + VAT for cross-border journeys.
I have read, understood and agree to the Car & Classic Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy
Vehicle specification
  • Year 1976
  • Make Japauto
  • Model 1000 VX
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 38,203 Miles
  • Engine size 970
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Croissy sur Seine
  • Location International
  • Country France

The Gallery

The safest way to buy a classic car online

Car & Classic's secure payment system protects buyers and sellers. At the end of the auction, the winning bidder transfers payment into a third-party escrow account. Once the transfer of the vehicle is complete, both parties confirm they are happy with the sale and the money is released to the seller. More about buying with us
Safe, secure payment process

Make an offer

This seller is open to offers. Enter the amount you'd like to pay and if your offer is accepted, a member of the team will be in touch.

Under offer

This seller has accepted an offer.

Click the star to watch the listing and keep an eye on it in the favourites section of your account, or search for something similar.