COM­MUTER CLAS­SIC 1

Real Classic - - Letters -

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.

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