Archive for ‘Honda’

August 30, 2022

Jim & Mike

British Champions

It would have been James Hunt’s 75th birthday yesterday (29th). However he sadly died back in ‘93 aged 45. Along with the likes of Barry Sheene and, as here on this Honda 750, Mike Hailwood, he epitomized the British racer of the 70’s. Photo taken at Brands Hatch.

July 18, 2022

Purple Beech

Fire and Magma

A light cruiser from Honda’s lineup perched against a city curb. heavy shade from a purple leaves beech tree.

July 17, 2022

Bark at the Sky

Stop

– an adept 400 twin from the Honda stable mid 80’s. This was spied in my ‘hood Rogers Park.

July 13, 2022

Black Bomber

Honda happiness

This continues my series of street side bikes. A bobbed Honda 750 a la noir.

July 22, 2021

Honda

SeeBee

– a pretty black standard bike spied on a street near work today. This big Honda was introduced ten years ago as a basic big motorcycle. Gentleman qualities in a tuxedo finish.

June 22, 2021

Cute Trials

Take one Honda Cub engine…

.. add a dose of elegant ingenuity.

May 8, 2021

Bwahahahaha

Carry On … Monkeying

Sid James (1913-1976) – hairdresser from Johannesburg, though he also claimed a boxer, diamond cutter and dance tutor, became one of the most recognized comedy actors in the UK with the double-entendred Carry-On film. Starring in 19 of them his dirty laugh became synonymous with seaside postcard humour. To celebrate his birthday I found this image of on a Honda Monkey CT-70 on Brighton Pier.

January 9, 2021

Get your motor running…

More Motorsickle Music

– Continuing the weeks theme unearths this classic.

December 7, 2020

Checkmate

The Queens Gambit

– With the strategic game of chess being all the rage right now here’s another motorcycle riding monarch to post. Singer, actress, rapper, producer, talk show host: Queen Latifah has been owner of many types of bike including sports bike, custom and adventure.

December 3, 2020

Tabby

RC 51

Honda’s racing vee twin was team Red’s attempt to show Ducati how to beat ‘em at their own game in the Superbike World Championship. Of course a cat on board adds further coolness to the proceedings.

July 7, 2020

CeeBee Seven Fifty

Seventies Superbike

– this clean example of Honda’s long serving early powerhouse was parked outside my office yesterday. 1980 CB750K DOHC – it’s an immaculate restoration looking cleaner than a fresh off the floor model.

December 31, 2019

Racing Bike

The Future Was Here | The imaginative illustrations of Syd Mead spoke of a streamlined and slick world of cool architecture and knife-sharp cars. This Honda 3000 has hints of Kaneda’s bike from ’89 Manga animation Akira. Mead developed the feel of dystopian Blade Runner and the computer integration of Tron. Syd passed away yesterday at the age of 86.

October 24, 2019

Money for Nothing

Brothers in Arms | 80’s supergroup Dire Straits was fronted by guitarist maestro Mark Knopfler. As well as a love of the creation of music he has also had a lifelong keen interest in motorcycles. This black Honda VFR is a smart looking steed.

August 7, 2019

Bad Moon

Bayou Biker | CCR frontman John Fogarty hoofing around on a Honda Scrambler – Creedence Clearwater Revival were a mainstay of late sixties music with their early progressive swamp rock sound.

February 21, 2019

For Pete’s Sake!

Monkey Magic – sadly earlier today saw the passing of another Monkee; prime goofball Peter Tork died at the age of 77. Here he is in ’67 at the height of their fame grinning big on a Honda Monkey bike.