My 1986 Honda V65 Magna is about as nice an example of the breed that you will ever find. Under 20k original miles. Amazing condition. 

Just the color of this bike is incredibly rare. Most of the V65 Magna bikes were either black or burgundy. Very rare to find a bright red factory bike. And as far as the condition, the pics speak for themselves. Even the wheels are still bright shiny chrome and the paint is amazing.

The tires will be replaced by the time the bike is purchased and picked up. I'm expecting new tires to be mounted and balanced by the week of 01/26/15. 

The paint and chrome is in amazing shape. The whole bike is in amazing shape. And this is basically the best year of the V65's, a year without the cam oiling problem as Honda had already addressed the issue that was found in some of the 1983's and 1984's.

The Mileage is an ASTOUNDINGLY LOW 19930 at the time of this posting. Mileage might go up as I ride it occasionally but it won't go up that much. This bike was never abused and the care for the bike clearly shows.

The seat on the bike is perfect...amazing. And there is a really nice backrest for the rider as well as passenger along with a nice set of highway pegs to stretch out a bit. The bags are simple, nice, and practical.

Here's a closeup of the paint on the tank to try to show you the amazing condition the bike and paint is in. Hard to show properly on a regular picture but I think you'll get the idea.

Now, for the uninitiated. these bikes were amazingly quick and smooth. Many police forces actually used them as pursuit bikes due to their incredible speed. And if maintained and not abused, these bikes can easily go over 100k miles and still be running strong.

The configuration is a water cooled V4 putting out about 110 HP...with a totally practical powerband. They had an amazing horsepower to weight ratio. They pull way down low all the way to redline. At the time, these bikes were the fastest production motorcycles you could buy. And even by today's standards, they're still amazingly quick.

And mated to a silky smooth 6 speed tranny, these bikes were way ahead of their time. 

The bike is going to a new home in Albuquerque NM. This rider appreciates retro performance machines and should have a great time with this fabulous bike.

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Remember these monsters when you were a kid?? When the Honda V65 first came out, it was the fastest production bike of the day. And even today, they hold their own against the newer competition. They had handling flaws...some of them had internal oiling deficiencies...but Oh....they were awesome. Tell us about your Honda V65 experiences...good or bad. Pictures would be great too if available. Thanks for sharing.

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