1990 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy

SOLD FOR: $8,025

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Description

Additional photos of this Honda GB500 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 GB (VIN: JH2PC1602LK101169) has covered just 3,272 miles. It’s offered by Ray Blank, the former Senior Vice President of the Motorcycle Division at American Honda (retired), and as such it was maintained by American Honda’s shop and lovingly appreciated.

Ray is the original owner, and he is offering it with a bill of sale. As it was originally a 49-state bike, you will not be able to title this bike in California until it has covered over 7,500 miles.

We note some scratches on the left side of the tank:

As well as some pitting on the forks, but overall this GB presents quite well.

This beautiful GB combines Honda reliability with classic British looks – now it’s time for a new owner to care for it.

Additional Information

Year

1990

Make

Honda

Model

GB500

Mileage

272, 3

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Private Party/Dealership

Not Applicable

VIN

JH2PC1602LK101169

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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, 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.

Please note:

  • 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.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

Alaska/Hawaii:
Please contact concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com for a quote.

Canada:
We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$1,500 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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