Monday, April 22, 2013
A new family member...
I have admired and desired one of these ever since I saw my first....my friend and Alaskan riding buddy Doug C. bought one in the 90's....I rode it one time and fell in love with the model.
I bought this particular one from Doug...his third and am quite happy with it so far.
The model is one that Honda designed to compete with BMW R80G/S back in the mid 80's...Honda brought it in to the USA for two years only, 89 and 90, sales were flat so they dropped the importation of them. The rest of the civilized world got them until as recently as 2008 possibly later, I'm not sure....
It was intended as a enduro with the emphasis on the road part but I know that that they hold their own on rough single track as well as the BMWs and the other heavy "Adventure Tourers" although none are designed as a technical off-road machine.
I may hang a hack on it but will keep it as is for a while...maybe pull a trailer so Dina can go with me....
Stay well and engaged,
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- well, I am a 70 year old married man with a couple of sons and 4 grand kids and am currently wending my way around the planet in any way that I find interests me. I am a retired mechanic, certified motorcycle nut, ride a sidecar rig and practice living in the moment. I am a 31 year friend of Bill and Bob and have lived a life beyond my wildest dreams.