1989 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy

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Post Listing Update: This GB got no interest at the opening ask of $3,000.

Honda’s GB500 was an homage to classic British singles but there was a twist – it was reliable! The average American rider shopping for a Japanese bike at the time was more interested in the bigger supersport replicas, but the Tourist Trophy has become a cult classic. This example isn’t perfect but everything is said to work.

For more on what it’s like to ride the GB500, check out this fantastic 1989 Cycle World review from Peter Egan. He concludes it by saying “Simplicity and grace are never out of style, and the GB is a simple, handsome bike. It’s not a Velocette Venom Clubman, but I don’t care. We already have Venom Clubmen if we want them. This is a new motorcycle that looks good and is fun to ride, and there are never enough of those.

This bike (VIN: JH2PC1610KK000218) was rebuilt by the seller after he rescued it from 23 years of storage. He removed the evaporative emission system and the airbox – a K&N filter is now connected to the carb. The seller notes that it has aftermarket turn signals and taillight, and it uses a little bit of oil. The seller doesn’t mention it but I also see a missing front fender and a dent in the right side of the tank. Find this GB for sale in Des Moines, Iowa with an unmet opening bid of $3,000 or a BIN of $4,000

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