Honda advertised the Hawk as “a thoughtful blend of European styling, American V-Twin muscle, and a Honda trademark – technological sophistication.” That makes sense nowadays in a world full of SV650s and Ducati Monsters, but when this bike was released American riders wanted power and they wanted fairings – a 600 Hurricane had 30 more horsepower and all the plastic bodywork one could want for just $400 more than the Hawk’s $3,598 MSRP.
For more on the Hawk, check out this article on Canyon Chasers where they call it one of their favorite motorcycles of all time. “Sometimes the sum is greater than the whole and that has never been truer than with the Hawk.”
Manufactured in November of 1988, this example is VIN: JH2RC3111KM100487. The seller purchased this motorcycle two and a half years ago from a 30-year working Honda tech.
The odometer shows 32,253 miles. The seller put 1,500 miles on this motorcycle during their ownership.
Per the seller: “Was a local commuter bike in need of restoration. I figured I would make my own vision of what the Hawk should have been. Extensive rebuild in most areas. The goal was to lose weight and leave the engine stock.”
As for the work done to the bike, per the seller: – Rebuilt front end – caliper, master cylinder, new wheel bearings.
– Rebuilt rear caliper.
– Fuel system rebuild with new petcock, fuel lines.
– New thermostat and radiator cap.
– Oil change performed, valves adjusted, complete coolant system removal, clean and refill.
Powder coated chain guard, valve covers, calipers, foot rests, wheels, fuel tank, and upper triple. Per the seller: “The PC on the tank and wheels is black in the shade and dark rootbeer in the sun. Candy Apple for the valve covers and sprocket lock ring. The rest of the PC parts are gloss black.”
Lindemann built forks. Also pictured: Braking wave brake rotor and Galfer stainless brake line.
Tyga fill cap.
520 chain conversion, with new D.I.D gold chain and Vortex sprockets.
Custom aluminum subframe.
Fuel F1 short exhaust.
Custom made stitched solo seat.
Woodcraft CFM clip-ons.
Not pictured: LED front and rear turn-signals, Factory Pro Stage 3 carburetors, and Shorai LI battery.
Inside of the tank:
It is riding on Bridgestone S21 Evo tires with date codes of 0420 and 4919.
The sale includes one key.
The seller has included all original parts that were removed in the build, including the OEM subframe.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located in Morro Bay, California, this Honda is offered on a clean California title. Have any Hawk stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
Morro Bay, California
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.