Quick Stats

1994 on, 499cc w/c DOHC twin, 60hp 115mph 55mpg 375lb

What to Expect

Belated attempt by Honda to catch up with the modern technology of the GPZ500S, works better up to 80mph but not so good for high speed work. A nicely practical bike for the UK, with drum rear brake, twin shocks and sensible riding position. Engine has good build quality and quite sophisticated for a vertical twin. The finish resists a British winter better than GPZ.