1988 Honda Hawk GT

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Honda was ahead of its time when it debuted the Hawk GT, also known as the NT650. It was one of the world’s first modern naked bikes but it was a commercial failure. Over the years, many riders have fallen in love with the Hawk as used examples trade hands – here’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about with an example that has a cheaper asking price than I usually see.

Honda advertised the Hawk as “a thoughtful blend of European styling, American V-Twin muscle, and a Honda trademark – technological sophistication.” That makes sense nowadays in a world full of SV650s and Ducati Monsters, but when this bike was released American riders wanted power and they wanted fairings – a 600 Hurricane had 30 more horsepower and all the plastic bodywork one could want for just $400 more than the Hawk’s $3,598 MSRP. For more on the Hawk, check out this article on Canyon Chasers where they call it one of their favorite motorcycles of all time.

This example has 20,180 miles and it’s got what the seller calls the “2 must have upgrades”: a Wilbers shock and Muzzy exhaust. It’s also got a Corbin seat, though one of the seams has blown and there’s also a crack in the rear cowl. The sale includes the original exhaust, center stand with mounting hardware, and a “bunch of parts that [the seller] has accumulated over the years.”

Find this Hawk for sale in Oakland, California for $2,300 here on Bay Area Riders Forum.

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