The GB500 TT’s design, mechanical configuration, and café racer styling recall British 500 cc singles of the 1950s, such as the BSA Gold Star. The four-valve single-cylinder engine featured a radial four-valve combustion chamber, along with a tubular frame, wire-spoked wheels with alloy rims, clip-on handlebars, solo seat, seat hump, and pin-striped fuel tank. The styling resembled TT single-cylinder racing bikes that were prominent in the TT until the 1960s. The GB500 was a fine-handling machine. It featured clip-on handlebars and the instruments featured a black background with white lettering. US-model production was for model years 1989 and 1990 and featured black-green paint with gold pin-striping and lettering, as well as chrome wire wheels. Like the Japan-market model, it had steel-braided oil lines, steel side covers, fork gaiters, non-adjustable fork with hydraulic damping, and 18-inch wheels with tube-type tires. This bike has both electric- and kick-starters. In North America, they were sold just in the US, not in CanadaI

Seller acquired this machine seven years ago after it languished in a Powell River garage for over 21 years with only 2777 miles on the clock and presently 5740 miles showing.. Carbs removed and thoroughly cleaned. Fuel tank was cleaned and coated and a new petcock was fitted, installed new Bridgestone Battleaxe BT45’s tires and a Lithium-Ion battery. Included are the original owner’s manual, tires, and genuine Honda shop manual. This bike is a classic in North America with approx 2,000 being brought into the US during its two-year run from 1989-1990. Bike and owner are located in the Victoria area on Vancouver Island BC

 

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