Update 7.18.2013: The seller has informed us that both of his bikes sold in 48 hours after being listed on our site. Congratulations to buyers and seller! If you have a bike that is as special as these that needs selling, check out our Feature Listing option.
The second bike from Miles is his very sharp 1990 Honda Hawk GT RC31. If you missed it, check out his Honda CB-1 that is in equally stunning condition.
from the seller:
1990 Honda Hawk GT, second owner, also mint condition, 6,900 miles. Liquid-cooled, 647cc v-twin with Honda’s first aluminum spar frame and French Elf-designed single-sided swingarm. This Italian red example has no dings, scratches, corrosion on engine or forks, and is as pristine as they come. Asking $4,300/offers, in North Florida.
To quote RSBFS Alumni Doug, "These have a cult following just like any other United States motorcycle sales disaster and it’s as strong as ever." So true! These bikes were largely overlooked, again, because the Honda lineup had other attractive options for just a few hundred dollars more. Which is a shame because upon closer inspection these are really special bikes. A nice thumping v-twin motor coupled with the exotic-for-it's-time single sided swing arm that was an obvious first attempt to capture a market that the Ducati Monster would dominate a few years later.
Personally the Hawk has many great memories for me. My high school buddy Christian from SpeedyMoto gave me my first taste of sportbike riding when I was in high school. I rode his Hawk in straight line on a country rode up to about 70mph, then stopped and did a 15 point turnaround, and came back to him with a huge smile on my face. Definitely one of the first impressions of what would eventually become an addiction, lifestyle, and living for me.
At just $4300 obo this bike represents real value in a package that can be appreciated in the hands of newer and experienced riders with quite a bit of style as well.