Post Sale Update: This GB500 sold for $5,558 after 23 bids on eBay.
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.
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 example (VIN: JH2PC1612LK100158) has just under 5,700 miles and it’s said to be in “very good shape”, though it’s not perfect – which might make it ideal for someone who wants to ride it and not just leave it on display in a collection. The seller has owned this bike for 12 years, during which time he’s put less than 1,000 miles on it. The seller says that the paint is in good shape with “minor swirl marks and little teeny scratches and marks”. The turn signals were replaced with LED units and the taillight was axed for a reproduction Triumph taillight (originals included). Everything is said to work, though there’s a dent in the tachometer housing and the tires should be replaced seeing as they’re a decade old.
Find this GB500 for sale in San Diego, California with bidding up to $5,400