The Honda Hurricane, besides having one of the greatest names in motorcycling history, was an excellent sport-tourer that introduced some crucial technology into the Honda lineup. It eventually evolved into the well-known Blackbird. Available in 1000cc and 600cc versions, the design of the bigger bike has aged a bit better with time. This is one of the more expensive offerings I’ve seen as of late, but it’s got low miles and the seller (an ex-Honda dealer) claims that it’s pristine.
Though on the portly side, the Hurricane had 130 horsepower. Times have changed, and what used to be a bike too heavy (over 500 pounds) for anything more than stoplight pulls and fast sweepers has now become a widely-accepted classic sport tourer. There’s only one mechanical concern you have to worry about on an otherwise very reliable bike: these bikes are known for noisy camchain tensioners. Most rattle when cold, but once the top end fills up with oil, you should be okay.
This example is a first year model with just 3,141 miles and the ex-Honda dealer/seller is the original owner. Everything is said to be “original and completely stock,” and the seller notes that the bike is in “perfect running order” as it was just refreshed with some new parts: tires, carb gaskets, accelerator pumps, fuel filters, and more. The sale includes the original paperwork, tool kit, service records, owner’s manual, and some period magazine articles. It’s a nice package, but is it worth nearly 8 grand?
Find this Hurricane for sale in West Chester, Pennsylvania for $7,900 here on Craigslist.
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