The CBX was the world's fastest production bike in 1979, they actually handled pretty good, considering the spaghetti thin front forks and undersized brakes.
Yep, they look like a chrome picket fence coming down the road at you, part of the appeal, for the aficionado. To me the CBX is the most challenging motorcycle I've ever worked on, syncing 6 carbs, adjusting 24 valves, but I love to wrench and it keeps my skills up. When tuned ride they run silky smooth, and pull very strong with a unique 6 cylinder howl!! When i first got the bike i would tell my friends above 7 grand the Samurai inside the engine literally scream!!! It's one of my Jay Leno collector pieces, but it gets ridden frequently because it is so comfortable, and smooth to ride, it is one of my keepers!