1989 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



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Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1989 Honda GB500. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

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.”

The GB (Great British) was offered with a 400cc engine in Japan and a 500cc motor in the US. The 498cc air-cooled single produced 33 horsepower at the rear wheel through a five-speed transmission and a wet clutch. A stellar example of “more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow”, the GB was easy to ride and one of the most stylish machines that Honda has ever built.

Manufactured November 1988, this example is VIN: JH2PC1616KK000241; Engine: PC16E2001467. The seller purchased the bike from a private party out of Alberta, Canada, 10 years ago.

During his ownership the seller has covered approximately 600 miles. The odometer shows 4,385 miles.

Dreamcycle replaced the battery, and has provided the following condition report:

Not Shown: IMS smog pump eliminator kit.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestrone Battlax tires with date codes of 4519 and 0520.

The sale includes one key, owner’s manual, tool bag, spare tires, and extra parts.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Sorrento, British Columbia, Canada, this Honda is offered on a clean Canada title. Have any GB500 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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