- Jun 30, 2012
I really like your Yamaha. It has obviously not been stuffed around with.
Beautiful bike, there was a GB500 for sale on CL not too long ago in the tri-state area. It would show up when I searched for "Norton"! Great looking bike and rare, nice to see one in such great shape.I added this to the stable just about a year ago -1990 Honda GB 500 - always regretted not buying one when new - ( would have been cheaper too ! ) Available in the USA for about one year only -1990. Many languished on showroom floors for a year or more and were deeply discounted to move them . Was about to bid on one remotely through Mecum when a buddy of mine found this one for me . I called the dealer and asked if they would take a deposit to hold it till the following week pending my traveling there and seeing it and approving - no problem . Well one look and a ride and it came home with me.
Completely original except for tires and battery and nearly showroom new condition.
Honda obviously took some styling clues from Velocette . It is a real joy to ride but possibly the most cold blooded bike I have ever ridden - very unhappy until it is very warm .
Thanks for looking _ RT