COMMUTER CLASSIC 1
This is ‘Old Red’, a Honda CB250RSA, my main ride, photographed outside my workplace this morning. Old Red hasn’t always been red. It started as black back in 1981 when bought new and has gone through other colours. Since then it’s been getting me to and from work and has just clicked around to over 70,000 miles. Some people remember a 250RS being parked outside Lings Honda (my previous employers) for years – it’s the same one although most of that time it was pale blue. The 250RS shares commuting duties with another RS, Old Blue, of same age; a 1979 CB250N which I call the slug for maybe obvious reasons, and my one shiny bike, my Canadian-market VT500FT Ascot from 1984.
So all my commuters are 30 years old – as are my other two project Hondas, although the newest dates from 1987 so it only just counts.