|The Concours, not nearly so precious
with its kintsugi gold filled cracks…
Another idyllic night ride home this evening. On the way in I saw an older Honda on the side of the road with a for-sale sign on it, so I made a point of stopping on the way home in the dark to have a look.
It’s a 1974 Honda XL175. It looks like the owner is asking almost two thousand dollars for it, which seems a bit precious. I suppose this is officially a classic now, and with nostalgic Boomers wrestling with Hipsters to snap them up, a couple of grand may very well be possible. It has less than three thousand miles on it and looks like it’s been well loved.
I think I’ll save my money for something a bit less ‘just so’. I’m not interested in getting a dual sport bike so I can rub it with a diaper. Having said that, Mars Orange sure is a striking colour!
|For a 1974 (41 year old!) motorbike, it’s obviously led a charmed life.
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