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2003 Honda VFR800 Project Bike

The styling is angular but the rough edges are smoother now. It’s no Gold Wing, but it’s a better all-day ride than it was.

Jerry Smith
April 6, 2012

I guess I was pretty busy in my forties, because I forgot to have my midlife crisis. Now, 20 years later, I’m finally getting around to it with a 2003 Honda VFR800. While I still enjoy the performance and handling of sportbikes, the ergonomics are another matter—the years and a couple of crashes... Read more »

Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Brake Recall

Honda Goldwing

Rider Magazine
December 2, 2011

  According to American Honda, as of today its dealers have ceased selling Gold Wing GL1800 motorcycle models until they can be inspected for the existence of an out-of-tolerance part or parts that can cause the rear brake to drag. Moreover the company has launched an official recall of all GL1800s... Read more »

Retrospective: Honda CL72 Scrambler 250: 1962 – 1965

Honda CL72 Scrambler 250

Clement Salvadori
November 11, 2011

photography by Steve Ready [This Retrospective: Honda CL72 Scrambler 250: 1962 – 1965 was originally published in the December 2011 issue of Rider magazine] In the early ’60s big changes were coming to the motorcycle world. The British industry did not understand that it was on death row, Harley... Read more »

Fifteenth Annual Honda Hoot and 2008 Gold Wing GL1800

Honda Hoot at Norris Dam

Greg Drevenstedt
May 5, 2011

by Greg Drevenstedt photography by the author and courtesy American Honda The Honda Hoot celebrated its Crystal Anniversary this year, and Old Man Weather gave the rally his blessing. Held in Knoxville for eight of the rally’s 15 years, eastern Tennessee in June has a reputation for muggy heat and... Read more »

Retrospective: Honda Café Racer: 1974 CB750K

1974 Honda-based Café Racer CB750K.

Clement Salvadori
December 25, 2008

(This Retrospective article was published in the December 2008 issue of Rider.) Story and photography by Clement Salvadori Café racers are essentially styling exercises, often with more emphasis placed on the look than on the performance. The racy look is exaggerated, with low handlebars, rear-set... Read more »

Retrospective: Honda CB750F Super Sport (SOHC): 1975-1978

1978 Honda CB750F Super Sport.

Clement Salvadori
January 21, 2006

(This Retrospective article was published in the January 2006 issue of Rider.) Here was an immensely successful exercise in styling. For six years Honda had been selling the CB750K, a superbly technical motorcycle with such innovations as an electric starter and disc brake, but low on looks. Undoubtedly... Read more »

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