‘I KNEW I WAS GOING TO CRASH'
‘The CB500 was my first big bike,’ said reader Alvarro Barroso Gonzalez, who lived in the UK for 10 years but is now in Biarritz, France. He told MCN: ‘I wanted either a single or a twin cylinder bike and something that was cheap (as I was expecting to crash a bit). It cost under 800 quid, was A2 limited (that alone cost 300 quid) and was poorly kept. Even so, I loved it and still miss it now. I travelled all over with her, it had a nice kick after 6000rpm and I even managed to sell it for the same money!’