1981 Honda XL250
Owner: Andrew French, Hitchin, Hertfordshire Owned for: 25 years So far: did a full nut and bolt resto 6-7 years back What’s next? make sure it gets used
Iwas given this Honda XL250 by a friend about 25 years ago, to use as a winter hack. Time went by until eventually he said, ‘just keep it’. So I used it for a bit, then it got put into storage where it was laid up for a few years.
Then eventually I got hacked off with it sitting there doing nothing, so I took the whole thing apart. A whole five years then drifted by until I eventually restored it to how it looks now. It’s not entirely nut and bolt original, but it shines well, always seems to attract attention, and I still enjoy riding it.
And that’s surely the whole point of the thing, isn’t it?
Andrew’s led his XL250 up the garden path