When it was first released in 2004, the public was a bit stunned – most people did not believe that this concept would actually make it to production. Though all the visual indicators give the impression that this bike is heavily raked and would be a handle to deal with, Honda’s engineers were able to make it quite manageable despite the 750+ pound weight. Most custom choppers built with this visual geometry are awful to ride, but this Honda Rune avoids that pitfall.
In a “Memorable Motorcycle” profile on Moto-USA (RIP), Frank Melling noted that, “The only downside is that repair costs are horrendous. Each Rune left the American Honda Plant at Marysville, Ohio, costing the company a reported $100,000 – and sold for just a quarter of that price. Honda has got to get its money back somehow and therefore repairing a Rune is never going to be a cheap exercise.”
Find this 1-mile Rune for sale in Springfield, Massachusetts for $23,500 here on Cycle Trader.
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