We’re looking to get a YouTube channel started up for Iconic, and one of the recurring segments will be a “Sunday Ride” where we try to take out something special out for the day. This weekend we had quite a legend – Honda’s NR750!
I brought out my R1M loaner from Yamaha – I’ve had it for a couple of weeks but today was the first day I truly felt comfortable with it and now I’m wishing I could somehow get some track time before I have to return it. A friend of the shop brought something that was also quite cool – a Japanese-import Honda CBR250RR!
Our video was all about Adam riding the NR, but he kindly let me try it out for a couple of miles. I only rode it in some straight sections so I don’t really have an opinion on it yet, but it did feel very surreal to look down and see the NR logo. I never thought I’d see one of these up close, but here I was…riding one.
Of all the weird color schemes that BMW has offered on generations of the GS, this might be the oddest. I’m sure I would have hated the purple/yellow combination when it was new, but now I find this two-wheeled tribute to Easter rather charming.
No, Adam didn’t get pulled over (though he may have the last time he rode a NR). The gentleman speaking to the cop is founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum and noted automotive collector Bruce Meyer. Click here for a 8 minute tour of his private garage.
This is a “CitiCar” from the late 70s/early 80s. It was originally built by Sebring-Vanguard, though the designs were eventually sold to Commuter Vehicles. I dig the “Batteries Not Included” license plate frame.
This is one of the earlier designs – by 1980 they had moved the batteries behind the bumper and it was quite an eyesore
Saw my first Kawasaki Z H2 in the wild. Did you see my behind-the-scenes video from the international launch in Las Vegas?
I suspect I’ll own a ZRX someday – I still haven’t ridden one but the combination of classic looks and modern-ish performance is very appealing to me. Doesn’t hurt when it’s got Ohlins shocks, as well…
Thanks for following along, and I’ll let you know when the video is out…