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