In 1987 Soichiro Honda was still exhorting his engineers to come up with new product, even though the motorcycle market had been stagnant for a while—especially in the United States. For all we know, this might have been Mr. Honda’s own notion, as he had a great respect for the once-great British motorcycle industry.
The GB was best ridden on curvy back roads, far away from any freeway. One thing that the GB did lack was an appropriate exhaust note. The old thumpers had a sharp bark when they were on the gas, but Honda was adhering to legal decibel levels.
The GB500 was a really exhilarating motorcycle to ride. Still is. Since its demise it has become “collectible,” and few come on the market. When they do, the price is high. This one is priced right.
This model has a small dent on right side of tank but is very clean considering its age.
Single owner, now ready to be ridden again.