1989 Honda GB500 TT

SOLD FOR: $6,420

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

Description

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1989 Honda GB500 TT. 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.

This example is VIN: JH2PC1609KK000712. The seller acquired it in September of 2020 from a private party in North Carolina.

During his ownership, the seller covered roughly 800 miles. The odometer shows 27,307 miles.

Modifications:
XL600R cylinder/piston.

Progressive fork springs, stainless brake lines.

Hagon rear shocks.

Jack Batson exhaust w/ extra baffle.

Carbon fiber rear cowl.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller notes a “chip in decal on left side of gas tank and an extremely small dent on body line near the rear of the right side of tank, photographed but very difficult to see.”

The seller states that there are no mechanical issues: “it runs great and is ready to ride anywhere.” During his ownership, he installed several new OEM parts:
– grips
– speedometer/tachometer housings
– fork seals/wipers
– fork gaiters
– turn signal stems
– spark plugs
– front mudguard

He also had a new Avon RoadRider tire and tube installed.

The sale includes the owner’s manual, tool kit, and two factory Honda keys. The seller notes that it “has been a 600 cc engine for about 12,000 miles, since 2011. The previous owner did all the work and kept meticulous service records dating back to 2006 during his custody of this bike.”

Currently located in Raleigh, North Carolina (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean North Carolina title.

Have any GB500 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina

Year

1989

Make

Honda

Model

GB500

Mileage

27,307

VIN

JH2PC1609KK000712

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

North Carolina

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: JB

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $6,420 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
JB February 22, 2022 5:19 am $5,400 Auto
Toomanytoys February 22, 2022 5:19 am $5,300
JB February 22, 2022 5:18 am $5,200 Auto
Toomanytoys February 22, 2022 5:18 am $5,100
JB February 21, 2022 7:06 pm $4,700 Auto
mkoch96736 February 21, 2022 7:06 pm $4,600
JB February 21, 2022 7:06 pm $4,400 Auto
mkoch96736 February 21, 2022 7:06 pm $4,300
JB February 21, 2022 2:54 pm $4,200 Auto
MotoGhost February 21, 2022 2:54 pm $4,100
JB February 21, 2022 2:54 pm $3,200 Auto
MotoGhost February 21, 2022 2:54 pm $3,100
JB February 21, 2022 2:54 pm $2,600 Auto
MotoGhost February 21, 2022 2:54 pm $2,500
JB February 19, 2022 4:53 pm $2,100
MotoGhost February 19, 2022 4:53 pm $2,000 Auto
MotoGhost February 16, 2022 3:14 pm $1,500 Auto
Nralien February 16, 2022 3:14 pm $1,400
MotoGhost February 16, 2022 3:14 pm $1,200 Auto
Nralien February 16, 2022 3:14 pm $1,100
MotoGhost February 16, 2022 8:35 am $1,000
Auction started February 15, 2022 7:04 am
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