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12/3/2014 8:34 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein discusses a possible fuel delivery problem on a 1981 Honda GL500.

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1949 Honda Dream
12/1/2014
As reported by Dealer News, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has produced its 300-millionth motorcycle, a Gold Wing made at the company’s Kumamoto Factory in Japan.

Keith Fellenstein
11/12/2014
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein discusses a bad coil on a 1980 Honda CX500C.

Keith Fellenstein and his bike
10/15/2014
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein helps fix a 1973 Honda 450 K7 that won’t idle down.

9/22/2014
New stuff for old bikes: Magnetic drain plug for Honda Twins from Joker Machine.

Keith Fellenstein and his bike
8/20/2014
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein answers an oil pressure question about a 1970 Honda CB750K.

8/15/2014
A 1972 CL350 Honda Flying Dragon sports a tank and side covers painted in an unusual tie-dye scheme.

8/13/2014
A 1957 Honda Benly on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

Smokey Alston riding his 1977 Honda CB550, probably around the time he purchased it.
6/27/2014
Former Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers manager Walter "Smokey" Alston's 1977 Honda CB550 up for auction July 5, 2014.

6/12/2014
Best bets on tomorrow’s classics: 1988-1991 Honda NT650 Hawk GT.

6/12/2014
Small-bore singles like this 1966 Honda S65 were the first motorcycles for a generation of new riders.

1973 Honda CB500
5/20/2014
With help from BikeBandit.com, Motorcycle Classics took a tired, old 1973 Honda CB500 Four and turned it into a café racer for the street.

1966 Honda Dream
2/13/2014
Greg Williams’ “Dream Machine” article hit a chord with Honda Dream owner Pete Dopson.

Honda-CB1100F
2/13/2014
Our Race to Rebuild Honda CB1100F gets a new owner.

1969 Honda CB750
2/11/2014
Somebody just paid $148,100 for a 1969 Honda CB750.

1953 Honda Cub
1/30/2014
A 1953 Honda Cub on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

Norb Duba and his Honda CB1000
12/10/2013
Reader Norb Duba wonders if his Honda CB1000 could be a future collectible classic.

Sideview of the 1960s Honda Dream
12/10/2013
All dressed up in angular sheet metal, the 305cc Honda Dream is instantly recognizable as a machine of the 1960s.

1983 Honda Restomod
12/10/2013
The Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle resto-mod Honda CB1100F is finished and ready to ride.

Honda CB1100F build
10/9/2013
The Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle resto-mod Honda CB1100F continues with suspension upgrades.

Sideview of Honda CX500
10/8/2013
The Honda CX500 Turbo was Honda’s ultimate weapon in the ‘80s war for the motorcycle market.

Keith Fellenstein
8/5/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein helps find replacement CDI units for a 1982 Honda Sabre.

Keith Fellenstein
8/5/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein explains the difference between engine assembly grease and motor oil.

Honda CA95 Benly Advertisement
8/1/2013
Tomorrow’s Classics: 1960-66 Honda CA95 Benly Touring.

Herm Narciso and Jason Paul Michaels
7/31/2013
The Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Race to Rebuild 1983 Honda CB1100F resto-mod begins with help from the guys at Dime City Cycles.

Honda fan
7/30/2013
Yesterday IS back, as new rider and his recently restored 1971 Honda CL100 can attest to.

Honda CL350 left full view
7/29/2013
Honda might not have been the first motorcycle maker to market a high-pipe, 2-cylinder scrambler with the Honda CL350, but it was probably the most successful.

1974 Honda CB500
6/26/2013
A 1974 Honda CB500 on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

1975 Honda GL1000
6/24/2013
Replace the water pump in a Honda GL1100.

Keith Fellenstein
6/5/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein looks for the cause of blued pipes on a Honda CB900C.

1973 Honda CB450
6/4/2013
Subscriber Bruce Cummings shares his story of restoring his 1973 Honda CB450.

1983 Honda CB1100F
5/29/2013
Announcing our latest Dairyland Cycle Insurance  Race to Rebuild bike, a 1983 Honda CB1100F built by Dime City Cycles.

Parting Shots
4/16/2013
Highlights from the third annual Modern Classics show at Martin Motorsports in Boyertown, Pa.

Honda CB1100
4/8/2013
Yesterday is back as the old school, air-cooled Honda CB1100 finally arrives on U.S. shores.

Install a pair of loud, relay-switched horns
2/28/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ editors explain how to install switched relay dual horns on a Honda GL1100.

Honda CB900C
2/8/2013
Best bets on tomorrow’s classics: 1980-1982 Honda CB900C. 

1974 Honda
2/7/2013
Former Honda mechanic Chris Malcolm gives a 1974 Honda CB450K7 a new lease on life. 

Honda CB750A: Honda's Automatic Motorcycle
2/7/2013
Australian motorcycle enthusiast Ian Lee tells the story of the Honda CB750A Down Under.

Keith Fellenstein
12/10/2012
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves a slipping clutch problem on a 1983 Honda 650SC. 

1964 Honda CB77 Superhawk
10/25/2012
A 1964 Honda CB77 Superhawk on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.  

Honda CB750
10/22/2012
“Blue” Mike Peterson explains the collector value of his latest winter project, a 1970 Honda CB750.

1965 Honda CA95 Benly Touring 150
10/16/2012
Kevin Forth spends 11 months restoring a 1965 Honda CA95 Benly Touring 150.

Honda CR125M Elsinore
10/8/2012
In 1973, offroad riding and motocross were hot, and the Honda CR125M Elsinore was the bike to have.

Honda 305 Scrambler
10/3/2012
Release of liability records and DMV registrations make it appear this 1968 Honda 305 Scrambler was at one point owned by Jim Morrison.

Keith
8/30/2012
Motorcycle Classics tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves a failed fuel petcock issue on a 1985 Honda VF700F Interceptor.

Honda CX500 Eurosport
8/30/2012
Mark Wiggins gives his 1982 Honda CX500 Eurosport a new lease on life after crashing it years earlier.

1983 Honda V65 Magna
8/9/2012
Tomorrow’s classics: 1983-1986 Honda V65 Magna was the world’s first Power Cruiser.

sohc schedule 2
6/28/2012
The Honda Relay Across America continues with cross country motorcycle touring through the Appalachians and into Kentucky. This blog was first published in March 2011 on the 2011 Honda Relay Ride blog on motorcycleclassics.com.

Clarences-Bike
6/28/2012
Clarence De Barrows shares his perfectly original classic bike, a 1970 Honda CB750

Honeymoon-1
6/7/2012
What better way to celebrate a marriage than to ride two 1973 Hondas on a cross-country honeymoon?

1975 Honda Gold Wing
5/30/2012
A vintage 1975 Honda Gold Wing on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

1973 Honda CB500 carburetor
5/16/2012
Step-by-step instructions for a 1973 Honda CB500 carburetor rebuild

2011 Bonneville Vintage GP tour
4/24/2012
Steve Solko and his brother Carl ride a classic Honda CB 900 and a 2005 Triumph motorcycle on a 325-mile trip to the 2011 Bonneville Vintage GP.

1971 honda cl350
4/12/2012
Steve Matthews gets a painful and expensive reminder to wear safety glasses while installing a fender on his 1971 Honda CL350 Scrambler.

honda cr93 racers
4/12/2012
Brown M. Maloney owns a rare Honda CR93 racer as well as the even more rare street version of the same bike.

Honda VF750F Interceptor
3/28/2012
The first Honda VF750F Interceptor had its issues, but today they’ve become surprisingly collectible.

Dime City Cycle Honda Shadow Custom
3/27/2012
As classic customs – everything from café racers to bobbers – continue gaining in popularity, practitioners of the art of customizing increasingly face a basic question: Do I keep doing the same old same old, or reach out and try to redefine the custom market? There will always be plenty of builders who take the first approach. And fortunately, there are also more than a few willing to follow the path less traveled.

1973 Honda CB500 Frame and Parts
2/20/2012
Step-by-step instructions on a fork rebuild for a 1973 Honda CB500. It's not as hard as you think. Just click here for our tutorial to learn how to give your old Honda's tired front end a new lease on life.

1953 Honda Dream
1/18/2012
1953 Honda Dream on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

Project Cafe 1
1/9/2012
First steps in rebuilding a 1973 Honda CB500, from assessing its real condition to stripping the frame.

Rickman Honda CR750 Right View
12/5/2011
A motorcycle enthusiast discovers a never completed 1975 Rickman Honda CR750 kit

1972 Honda SL350
12/1/2011
Larry Cameron shows us his restored 1972 Honda SL350.

CB350 Right/Front Side
11/28/2011
Honda’s magic shrinking act gave us the smallest production version of its inline four, the CB350F.

CB900
11/25/2011
Character, reliability, simplicity and comfort are all important pieces of Pat Parziale's perfect motorcycle.

honda1
10/27/2011
With a vast history of racing machines utilizing 5- and 6-cylinder motorcycle engines, Honda didn’t need to dig too deeply to create the technology for the Honda CBX 1000.

1979-honda-cb650
10/7/2011
Derek Pauletto transforms an “ugly duckling” 1979 Honda CB650 Special into a sleek café racer one can brag about.

honda-1
10/6/2011
The Honda CB750A Hondamatic operated without a clutch which left motorcyclists wanting more.

Royce Thiessen's 1975 Honda CB750
10/4/2011
I have been reading Motorcycle Classics since 2008 and finally decided to get off the sidelines and jump into the classic motorcycle arena.  So I began browsing Craig’s list, found the classic I’d always wanted and went to look it over.  The front brake was sticking preventing an actual test ride but I figured that could be fixed.  Otherwise it was all there (wrong seat) and seemed to run properly so I bought it.  A few days later I was ready to follow your motto “Ride ‘Em, Don’t Hide ‘Em “ and take my ‘new’ 1975 Honda CB750 for its first ride.  

1983 honda cx650t
9/1/2011
It is a truism that there is a perfect bike for everyone, and for Ron Graf, the perfect bike is a Honda CX650 Turbo. He owns three.

front view, right profile of Honda CB750F Super Sport
8/19/2011
Marcos Markoulatos unexpectedly became a fan of 1970s Japanese motorcycles, and his 1976 Honda CB750F Super Sport has pride of place.

honda cb160 engine
8/10/2011
Honda Motor Company, Ltd., was the brainchild of one of the true visionaries of the world, Soichiro Honda - the central character in the early history of Honda motorcycles.

honda goldwing 1
8/10/2011
Deb Justice shares the experience her and her husband have had with a 161,200-mile 1984 Honda GL 1200 Goldwing Aspencade.  

dennis zickrick 1
7/20/2011
Dennis Zickrick is a motorcycle legend and authority on the Honda CB750, but most people don't know that.

honda cb400f 1
6/9/2011
Small, light and easy to handle, the Honda CB400F might be the best of the breed. 

Honda CB1100F
6/8/2011
This highly modified Honda CB1100F is just too cool to pass up. It started life as a stock 1100F, when a dealer pulled it right off the dealership floor and, with just a few mods, took it racing at Daytona.  

honda cbx
5/27/2011
Greg Wassenberg discusses owning and riding his Honda CBX.

dad 1
5/20/2011
Bill Keena fondly remembers his dad, his dad's Honda CB750 and how he came to love taking motorcycle road trips.

benly 1
4/29/2011
The 1963 Honda CR93 Benly production racer was a factory racer for the everyman.

cx6502
4/20/2011
If this bike looks familiar but you just can't put a finger on why, you're not alone. Yes, it looks sort of like a 1983 Honda CX650T, the turbocharged V-twin that was availabile in the U.S. for just one year. But the fairing looks different somehow, and it's missing the giant "Turbo" lettering on the exhaust. Why you ask? Because it's not a Turbo.  

cl350cafesmall
3/30/2011
  This week we've found a sharp-looking Honda 350 that has us dreaming of warmer days and curvy roads. If you didn't get around to building your own cafe racer this past winter, here's one that's ready to go.  

honda cb400f
3/25/2011
Don Hughes discusses owning and riding and selling a 1976 Honda CB400 Four.

honda gold wing 1
3/18/2011
Bob Reichenberg discusses owning and riding a 1975 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing.

honda cp450
3/9/2011
One of the most notable features on the Honda CB450 Police Special is the very loud siren.

cp450 1
3/9/2011
Honda made a play for a share of the police pursuit bike market with its 1967 Honda CB450 Police Special.

honda cb110f
3/4/2011
The 1983 Honda CB1100F has made an indelible impression on its riders.

honda cb110f 1
3/4/2011
The 1983 Honda CB1100F was the ultimate expression of the Honda CB750 Four.

honda cb900f
3/2/2011
Karl Baumann's 1981 Honda CB900F has logged almost 81,000 miles.

Honda Tank on Tour
3/2/2011
Attention Honda Four owners! The online Single Over-Head Cam 4 Forums is organizing one of the coolest rides we’ve heard of in a long time, the 2011 SOHC4.net Relay Rally Across America. Mapped out to hit every state in the Lower 48, plus Canada and maybe even Alaska at the very end, the 187-day relay starts March 12, 2011, at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

honda-cb750f0super-sport
2/9/2011
This week's eBay find may not be the rarest bike we've featured here, but with another round of fresh snow on the ground here in February, it's definately the one that's got us thinking about a lovely spring Sunday-morning ride.  

1965 honda s65
1/31/2011
Paul Enz discusses owning and riding his 1965 Honda S65.

honda gb 500
1/3/2011
The Honda GB 500 had old-school, British-single inspired styling that made an impression.

honda cl77 1
12/28/2010
Triumph may have defined the classic “desert sled,” but for a lot of American riders, the Honda CL77 was the better dirt bike.

hondacb92
12/8/2010
This week's eBay find is definately something you don't see everyday: an original 1960 Honda CB92 with the "R" kit open megaphone exhaust.  

solko 1
11/24/2010
Steve Solko rides 700 miles round trip on a 1980 Honda CB900 Custom to attend the 2010 Bonneville Vintage GP in Toole, Utah.

yellow wing
11/9/2010
This week's eBay find is a 1976 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing that looks to be in good condition and has us itching for more space in the garage. According to the seller, it's had just three caring owners and he believes the 14,223 miles showing on the odometer to be true and accurate.  

honda cb900f 1
10/25/2010
On evenings and weekends, John Davy indulges his passion for collecting classic Japanese motorcycles. One of John’s latest finds is a 1981 Honda CB900F.

ca160
10/13/2010
We're just back from the 6th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, and while there are many stories to tell and photos to share, one immediate effect of the festival is we're now itching to buy a Honda CA160.

redhondacb1100f
9/15/2010
Standard style bikes from the 1980s are slowly becoming more appreciated by collectors and riders alike. One such standard that we’ve always been fond of is the Honda CB1100F. A one year only model, the

hondacb750yellow2
8/24/2010
While there are still lots of nice Honda CB750s out there, the ones that are nice and in original condition are getting few and far between. This 1970 model has just over 24,000 miles on it, but appears to be in lovely original condition, and wears its original paint, seat cover, exhaust pipes and more.

redgl1000
8/11/2010
This week's eBay find is a first year GL1000 Goldwing. It hasn't been restored and looks to be in very nice condition, and is a perfect candidate for someone who loves to both collect and ride great old bikes. It's rare to find one of these that is this nice and has so few miles. 

Cb900F.jpg
6/21/2010
While wandering through eBay this week we came across a couple of interesting motorcycles, but the one that really jumped at us was this Honda CB900F. These bikes make great riders today, and this one has a key ingredient that makes it even more desirable; the optional Hondaline fairing.

parting shots
6/10/2010
Tim Kessel talks about his love for his wife and collecting classic motorcycles.

1968 honda cl175
4/23/2010
Technical specifications for the 1968 Honda CL175.

honda cb750sf
4/7/2010
The Honda CB750F Super Sport is easy to work on and generally hugely reliable, making it a great usable classic Honda motorcycle.

honda ascot 1
3/30/2010
The 1984 Honda Ascot VT500 marked the beginning of the nearly no-maintenance bike that became one of many popular classic Honda motorcycles.

f
3/30/2010
Buying a bike on eBay can be a crapshoot. While there are some well-known, reputable dealers out there, there are also plenty of shade-tree mechanics who swear they're selling the most perfectly-restored bike you've ever seen. Well there's nothing to worry about with this week's bike, as this beautiful, original 1976 Honda CB750F is for sale by Axel at American Classix.com

sabre
3/17/2010
Call it a near-classic or a soon-to-be classic. Or just call it a really nice Eighties bike. Either way, this Honda Sabre is in outstanding condition, would make a great rider (or even a show bike maybe?) and we're betting it sells for a fairly reasonable price.

carpy
2/9/2010
As the eBay ad says, "Yes this is the bike you saw in the magazine. What magazine? Any one." Well, yes, it was featured in many magazines, but it was featured on the cover of Motorcycle Classics nearly four years ago, and it's still one of our favorites. Currently owned by Old Bike Barn (www.OldBikeBarn.com), the bike is being auctioned off by Rice Paddy Motorcycles. According to Bear from Old Bike Barn, he's enjoyed the bike but is ready to pusue some different projects.

here goes something 2
1/28/2010
Anders Carlson  shares his experience riding 3,754 Miles and 38 days on a 1973 Honda CB750.

honda cb450 1
1/27/2010
Two cylinders, twin cams and loaded with technology, the Honda CB450 put the world on notice: Honda was at war, and planned to win.

1975cb750.jpg
1/26/2010
Our weekly wander through eBay popped up not one but two Honda CB750's we'd be happy to have in our garage. The first is a quite original 1975 CB750 with just over fifteen thousand miles on it. It would be a great rider or the basis for a beautiful show bike with a little work.

1973 honda cb500 1
12/2/2009
The BikeBandit.com/Motorcycle Classics 1973 Honda CB500 is done – and one lucky reader is taking it home!

CB500 Project Cafe, right side
10/19/2009
Our 1973 Honda CB500 Four BikeBandit.com/Motorcycle Classics Project Café has a new owner! We set up a sweepstakes for the bike, and drew the winning name on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the 5th Annual Barber Vintage Festival. And the winner is … drum roll please … Dennis Picken of Omaha, Nebraska! “I suppose everybody says this, but I’ve never won anything in my life,” Dennis told us when we called him. “I’m just shocked. I’m really excited, the pictures I’ve seen are really exciting.” 

Honda CBX parked in front of Richfield High School
10/7/2009
Any student would have had a real job of it trying to tune a Honda CBX. Yet in 1981 Honda donated many such bikes to high school shop classes. Originally published as "1981 Honda CBX" in the November/December 2009 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.

Doug Polen and Honda CB
9/8/2009
As a four-time World Champion, you can bet Doug Polen rides to win. So when Polen swings a leg over a bike, you sort of assume a rider of his caliber will smoke just about all comers, regardless of what he’s riding. But could Polen, who made his name riding100-plus horsepower bikes like the Ducati 888 and Honda RC45, successfully compete against seasoned veterans in the Lillipution world of 14hp Honda CB160s? And starting at the very back of the pack? He could, and he did, and he won.

honda cr750
8/19/2009
How rare is a Honda CR750? It depends on who you believe, but the answer is very rare, and the chances of ever seeing another for sale are quite slim. That's why we just had to share this piece of history with you this week.

CB500 Brake Master
8/5/2009
This rebuild came about as part of Project Café, the 1973 Honda CB500 Four we’ve been morphing into a street café racer with help from BikeBandit.com. We covered rebuilding the brake caliper in the September/October 2009 issue, a project you can also find here on our website.

Low angle view of Wassenberg on his 1976 Honda CB750
8/3/2009
Meet the man who still owns, and loves, the 1976 Honda CB750 he bought in 1977.

Steve Carpenter's red Tracy Special Honda CB750 Cafe Racer
8/3/2009
Steve Carpenter's custom Honda CB750 cafe racer — and the other amazing bikes he's built — are making him a legend in classic motorcycle circles.

caliper1
7/31/2009
Rebuilding the front brake caliper and installing new brake pads.

Motorcycle tour - view of New York City at dusk through the Honda CB750's gauges
7/27/2009
Taking a motorcycle tour on his Honda CB750 was just the thing to remind the author — and the bike — that both of them were more than urban drones. Originally published as "Long Island on a 1975 Honda CB750" in the January/February 2007 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.

7/27/2009
 Colin Seeley’s eagerly awaited classic-era memoir, Racer … and the Rest, has finally been published by Redline Books. The beautifully designed, coffee-table-sized 388-page first volume, with a superb selection of photos from Colin’s own archive and the top photographers of the era, deals with the Seeley saga up through 1970.

cb11
7/7/2009
This week's eBay highlight is a 1983 Honda CB1100F, a one-year-only model with a legion of adoring fans. The bike for sale  has just under 15,000 miles on it and is claimed to be "almost 100% original."

Honda Elsinore
6/23/2009
For a lot of enthusiasts, old bikes and old cars are a natural pairing. That thinking prompted last year’s alliance between the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) and the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (AACA), with the AMCA exhibiting at the AACA museum in Hershey, Pa. The latest fruit from this partnership is Fast From the Past: The Competition Motorcycles of Yesteryear.

projectcafe2
6/4/2009
This month, we chose two “How-To” projects: upgrading to tapered steering head bearings and installing our fancy new rear swingarm bushings.

cl350
5/20/2009
Honda's Scrambler-style motorcycles from the late 1960s and early 1970s are neat little bikes that still make for great in-town transportation today, and one of our favorites is the CL350.

Honda CBX SS
4/14/2009
This week's eBay scouting found the crown jewel of 1970s Hondas: an original 1979 CBX Super Sport.

project2
3/24/2009
Rebuilding the carburetors on the Motorcycle Classics Project Café 1973 Honda CB500 bike.

cx6502
3/23/2009
In 1983, turbocharging was the wave of the motorcycle future. And while the 1983 Honda CX650 Turbo was arguably the best of the turbocharged motorcycles that roared onto roads in the early Eighties, it is now one of the rarest production Hondas ever, with only 1,777 built and fewer than 1,200 imported to the U.S. and Canada. 

hondadream
2/5/2009
Honda Dreams are great classic motorcycles, and most of the several versions of the Dream are pretty easy to find due to the high numbers of them sold in the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s. But some of the very early Dreams, like this 1954 Type E, are hard to find in the U.S. 

project1
2/4/2009
Rebuilding the forks on the Motorcycle Classics Project Cafe 1973 Honda CB500 bike.

cbx
12/17/2008
This week's eBay wandering led us to one of our favorite big "touring" bikes, a 1981 CBX Super Sport, which came with the fairing and hard saddlebags you see here.

honda vf1000r 1
12/1/2008
The Honda V4 line’s flagship model, at least in its pedigree, was the Honda VF1000R.

cafe1
11/26/2008
BikeBandit.com and Motorcycle Classics team up to turn a 1973 Honda CB500 into a café racer.

hondacb450
11/11/2008
I’ve been following the “Found on E-bay” blogs on this site lately, but haven’t yet been tempted. Good thing too, as my shop is now over-full of motorcycles – the latest addition, a 1982 Honda CM450 Custom, having appeared out of the blue last week (almost literally). 

Rickman
10/22/2008
This week's eBay wandering led us to some unusual discoveries, the coolest of which is this sweet Rickman.

honda cb500 four
9/25/2008
“The thinking man’s motorcycle.” That was Cycle magazine’s take on Honda’s half-liter four, the Honda CB500 Four.

1973 Honda CB500-Photo 2
8/26/2008
It’s been a long year since we finished our last Motorcycle Classics build, transforming a 1971 Triumph TR6C from semi-derelict into a gleaming thing of beauty. Truth be told, our Triumph came out better than we could have hoped, and after the dust settled we planned to jump into our next build ASAP. Best intentions being, well, best intentions, the build we hoped to start months ago is just now coming together as we plunge into our next pseudo resto project, a 1973 Honda CB500 Four. A CB500? Is that a classic? Absolutely. CB500s are fab bikes, great to look at as well as to ride; although right now ours is fabulously ugly and only kind of running, as you can see in the video we shot and playing on our homepage right now.

CB160Racers - 1.jpg
8/18/2008
Roaming around the outside of the track, a muffled buzz growing louder and louder, I could swear a swarm of killer bees must be heading toward me. Then I remember; oh yeah, this is vintage motorcycle racing with the Honda CB160.  

honda1.jpg
8/18/2008
Guy Webster's Honda CB160 racer was built as an homage to the first Honda race bikes.

Radar3
7/3/2008
When the Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S was introduced in 1984, the words of praise from the motoring press were immediate, and, in a surprise twist to the norm, unifed.

CB160
6/30/2008
If you’re hankering for a race-ready CB160 to run in AHRMA or just add to your collection, don’t miss your chance to bring one home following the 3rd Annual Bonneville Vintage GP (http://www.bonnevillevintagegp.com) at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, proudly presented this year by Motorcycle Classics. For the second year in a row, some lucky classic race fan will head home with a fully restored and race-prepped Honda CB160, expertly crafted by the crew at Vicious Cycle in Portland, Ore. And all you gotta do is pony up a paltry $5 for a raffle ticket – or $20 for 5 tickets – for the chance to bring the Vicious CB160 home.

cb160
6/24/2008
Here's a bike we just had to share with our readers. When was the last time you saw a Honda CB160 with just 56 original miles on it?

found on ebay-honda cb450.jpg
5/7/2008
Around here, we’re suckers for old Hondas, and the CB450 “Black Bomber” is one of those great “early” Hondas that we’d just love to have sitting in the garage, waiting for a ride now and then.

cl450
4/2/2008
With a bit of wrenching and a little cleaning, wouldn't this be a great classic for running around town? 

honda logo
3/4/2008
According to the Associated Press, Honda Motor Co. plans to stop producing motorcycles in the United States next year.

gold wing
3/4/2008
With spring on the way, thoughts of touring thing coming spring are pretty much all we think about. We start digging maps out of the tankbags they've been in all winter and marking routes and campsites we plan to visit just as soon as the weather allows, and with that in mind, this week's eBay searching led us to a nice, mostly original early Gold Wing that's just a pair of soft-saddlebags away from being our vision of a great classic tourer.

honda cx500 ad
2/6/2008
The beefiest of Honda’s middleweights was the CB550 Four. A smooth, capable machine based on the CB750 introduced in 1969, it was decidedly old-school and hardly the machine to entice a new generation of riders. Enter the Honda CX500.

3cb1100f
1/18/2008
The CB1100F returns!   By now you’ve probably seen photos of the prototypes Honda debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in late 2007. If not...

honda9
10/1/2007
Small and approachable, the shy little Honda S65 embodies everything that makes up a classic 1960s Honda motorcycle.  

Honda aimed the CB500T at a refined crowd that presumably would appreciate a bike with throwback — some would say outdated — engineering
7/18/2007
The Honda CB500T is Seventies twin with character: throwback flavor, classic styling, retro engine

Honda CBX
7/18/2007
If two was enough, and four supreme, then the industry-leading six-cylinder Honda CBX was nothing short of sublime

The Honda Transalp was good at just about anything you threw at it and is still a great, practical, do-it-all motorcycle
7/18/2007
Best bets on tomorrow's classics: 1989-1991 Honda Transalp XL600V is a fun and versatile touring bike

Honda VF700S - head-on view of bike
7/18/2007
The 1984-1985 Honda VF700S Sabre was a tariff-buster that makes a great touring bike today, if you can find one. Originally published as "The Honda VF700S Sabre" in the July August 2006 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.

Honda CB900F on white background
7/11/2007
It took a bit of complaining, but popular demand finally brought the Honda CB900F to the United States in 1981.

front view of Honda CB750
7/11/2007
With its four cylinder transverse engine, the Honda CB750 was a big hit with the public at its introduction in 1968 and has since become a collector favorite.

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7/11/2007
The Honda CB400 Four was only built for two years, but it's becoming more and more popular as a great classic motorcycle.

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7/11/2007
The 1958 C92 Benly showed the world that Honda was serious about performance.

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7/11/2007
Looking back, it's easy to think the first Honda GL1000 Gold Wing in 1975 was a revolutionary touring motorcycle. It was, in fact, evolutionary.

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7/11/2007
Honda's CB450 may be the perfect everyman's classic motorcycle.

1/18/2007
Ahh. Time to relax, get a cup of coffee, and put my feet up.


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