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Honda prob­a­bly didn’t plan for their light­est, fastest, Hrc-in­spired Blade to be de­ployed as a com­muter and all­rounder, but that’s what mine mostly is.

It’s comfy, ag­ile, rel­a­tively fru­gal and, in ‘wet’ pre-set sus­pen­sion mode, as com­pli­ant as an FJR. But one lim­i­ta­tion is the ab­sence of bungee hooks (a Blade reg­u­lar since 1992), which makes tail­packs hard to mount se­curely. I re­moved the seat’s rear mount­ing bolts and re­placed them with Kr­iega Os-rack Loops (£29, www. kr­, which of­fer a solid an­chor point for my soft lug­gage. They worked per­fectly on my re­cent trip to Bel­gium.

New mount­ing bolts looks factory-fit­ted

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