1992 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy Frame no. JH2PC1600LK100604 Engine no. PC15E-5001518
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1992 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy
Frame no. JH2PC1600LK100604 Engine no. PC15E-5001518
Sold for £3,950 (US$ 5,258) inc. premium

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1992 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy Frame no. JH2PC1600LK100604 Engine no. PC15E-5001518
1992 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy
Frame no. JH2PC1600LK100604
Engine no. PC15E-5001518
Having initially developed large-capacity singles for the off-road market, Honda and its Japanese rivals began offering a succession of purely road-going derivatives. One of the most interesting of these was the Honda XBR500 of 1985, the styling of which was unashamedly 'retro', and this concept was taken a stage further almost immediately with the GB500 TT, launched the following year. A factory 'café racer', the GB500 looked very British, boasting coachlined paintwork, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footrests, chromed headlamp shell, matching speedometer and rev counter, and alloy-rimmed, wire-spoked wheels instead of the XBR's Comstars. The dry-sump, radial four-valve motor featured electric starting and delivered its 42bhp via a six-speed gearbox, while the entire ensemble weighed in at a little under 340lbs. 'It blends a touch of the past with the best of today's technology,' declared Honda of a model that struck a chord with mature riders who hankered after the past but disliked the associated oil leaks, dodgy electrics and general unreliability. Representing a rare opportunity to acquire one of these collectible 'cult' models, the example offered here is described by the vendor as in generally good condition and comes with German registration papers. A total of 19,650 kilometres (approximately 12,200 miles) is currently displayed on the odometer.
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