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The Best Honda Motorcycles of All Time?

Honda CB750 Chopper-Cafe

Honda is one of the more popular and successful motorcycle brands. The company has a storied tradition of innovating for both on-road and off-road performance. In fact, it's not unusual for certain Honda motorcycles to be seen as the bar by which other motorcycles in their respective class are measured.

What's the best Honda motorcycle of all time? Two Hondas that come to mind immediately are the 1987 Honda CBR600 F1 Hurricane which set the bar for sportbike motorcycling, and the 1969 Honda CB750, which set the new standard for motorcycles and is widely recognized as a classic.

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Honda CB650 Project

Honda CB650

Yesterday, on a bit of an impulse, I dove into a world I know NOTHING about. The 70s and 80s UJM restoration / customization / coolalization world. On a bit of whim (read: I'm ridiculously impulsive), I sold my beloved 2005 Suzuki Boulevard M50. It simply wasn't seeing enough highway miles, and in the city, my KYMCO Venox 250 trumps all other motorcycles. Still, wanting something affordable, with a little more horsepower, and perhaps a little caught up in the Toronto cafe racer scene and the kustom kraze, I decided to jump on the opportunity to pick up a 1979 Honda CB650 for $800 with dreams of restoring her to her former greatness... or at least having one sweet ride!

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