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1989 Honda BG500 Tourist Trophy


1989 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy Pictures
The clip-on handlebars were inspired by high-speed racing bikes of the 1960s.
The clip-on handlebars were inspired by high-speed racing bikes of the 1960s.

The 1989 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy motorcycle paid homage to British racing bikes of the 1960s with such details as the blocky fuel tank and standard-size spoke wheels. Even its name was taken from Great Britain's famous Tourist Trophy competition.

Honda modeled the GB500 Tourist Trophy on race bikes from Norton and Triumph.
Honda modeled the GB500 Tourist Trophy on race bikes from Norton and Triumph.
The engine was a British-style 500-cc vertical twin.
The engine was a British-style 500-cc vertical twin.
The fork gaitors were a detail hearkening back to mid-century technology.
The fork gaitors were a detail hearkening back to mid-century technology.

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