Having trouble starting your Goldie or Thruxton? Is that Super Rocket getting a little hard to push around?
What we need is something that has an authentic classic look to it and which is fairly light, with electric starting and good lights, proper oil filtration and good brakes, and with lots of aluminium and chrome to polish – a 500cc single with aluminium rims, racing seat á la AJS 7R, a 100mph performance with minimum vibration thanks to a balancer shaft, beautifully-curved tank and a megaphone-shaped silencer, and proper disc brakes to retard the proceedings.
Maybe this is the future for us classic lovers who might be clocking on a bit.
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Ladies and gentlemen, I give
you the lovely Honda GB 500TT – quitea rare beast, but they are out there and, compared to Goldies
and Thruxtons, fairly inexpensive. These cracking bikes are super-reliable, quite comfortable even for this six-footer, and always draw admiring crowds of admirers at local bike meets.
I highly recommended looking around and buying one.
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