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    Comparable to a Hawk GT

    I was in the garage tonight, wondering to myself, what other older, rare, niche bike has the "cult" following of the Hawk. It seems the community, per bike, is huge...

    Anyone have any instite here???
    whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

    #2
    The CX500 has a cult following, though I'm not sure I'd call it a niche bike, at least not as it was marketed. It sure is now.
    '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
    '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

    '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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      #3
      GB500
      CB1
      SRX6

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        #4
        There's the Ascot, too.

        Hmmm....
        http://100megsfree4.com/honda/h0500/tourist.htm
        Wow, those were nice looking thumpers!
        1988 "BlackHawk" project
        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
        People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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          #5
          Yeah the gb500 is awesome, terribly expensive though...
          whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

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            #6
            RZ350's come the closest.Relatively rare,rabid following,tons of them have had a mint spent modding them.Still cool as hell.

            GB500's seem to mostly be ridden on Sunday morning twice a year by old duffers and if you want to see something funny,suggest doing any mod's - like stuffing in an XR650 motor and better forks - to GB guys and watch them have a meltdown and get accused of wanting to ruin the bike.Wierdness-I wanted one but they're really not a very good bike to actually ride.They not only look old,they go old.

            CB-1's are pretty cool but most that wanted a 400 to mod and go fast on got a Fizzer.They look freakin sweet with F2/3 forks and wheels but overall they aren't nearly as nice looking as the little Bandit-pity the Suzuki isn't built 1/2 as well as the CB-1 though.

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              #7
              Not quite as rare, but a huge following are Kawasaki Concours owners.
              I'd add the Ninja250 as well.
              Mark
              88 HawkGT (original owner)
              99 Concours
              02 VFR800

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                #8
                Yep Ninja 250 has a good following. Ask Dick Wolcott.

                The EX500 is another newer niche bike (at leat at the track) and of course the SV650's have their crowd.

                I had an oppourtunity this summer to buy a GB500 for like $1000. I did research and found out that they are heavy POS and were consider such back in their day.

                I don't see them as being expensive. I wish I could find the link to that seller.
                BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                  #9
                  Kawi Connies are nice. Reminds me of Big Red's Pacific Coast (check this out: http://userwww.service.emory.edu/~libssd/Alaska2006/ -- Selden Deemer is my 'effing hero).

                  Have you seen the new Connie?!?! Gawgeous...
                  1988 "BlackHawk" project
                  1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                  1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                  I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                  People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
                    There's the Ascot, too.

                    Hmmm....
                    http://100megsfree4.com/honda/h0500/tourist.htm
                    Wow, those were nice looking thumpers!

                    I have a 1984 Ascot! Anyone want it?
                    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                      #11
                      The gs500 was my first thought... Would like to find one for the little lady...
                      whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

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                        #12
                        KTM Duke's
                        CVMA Expert 434
                        LD Designs :: Pirelli :: Racer's Edge :: Woodcraft :: Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

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