Forgotten Middleweight: 1988-1991 Honda NT650 Hawk GT

Best bets on tomorrow’s classics: 1988-1991 Honda NT650 Hawk GT.

As Honda’s radically inclined 2-cylinder NC700 demonstrates (the 670cc parallel twin is tilted 62 degrees forward), Honda has never shrunk from innovation as a way to kickstart sales. So it was during Big Red’s late 1980s doldrums that four mold-breaking bikes arrived in the U.S.: the screaming gear-drive double overhead cam 400cc CB-1 four; the practical but unlovely 800cc liquid-cooled PC800 Pacific Coast V-twin; the charming retro GB500 air/oil-cooled single; and the revolutionary liquid-cooled 650cc V-twin Hawk GT.
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