Jim Bottomley’s Honda NT650 Hawk


| 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM


Tags: March/April 2018, Honda, Jim Bottomley, From the Owner,

honda hawk

I loved the recent issue of Motorcycle Classics (January/February 2018). That nice Honda NT650 Hawk reminded me of one of my favorite rides. I turned my Hawk into a track bike and rode three dozen track days with it, although as I progressed I encountered persistent cooling problems, even with a Ninja radiator. After blowing it up twice, I sold it and moved to a Suzuki GSX-R600, which had stunning performance but lacked the Hawk's soul.

Jim Bottomley/via email




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