Thursday, January 7, 2010

60's Style Honda Design

Honda motorcycles of the 1960's to me symbolized the style and technology of the decade. They seamlessly mixed old and new while perfectly maintaining that design across the entire product line. You have to understand that a large amount of the styling cue came directly from the Brits, but Honda took that style, improved it and added all the latest technology. I don't feel that any other manufacturer has been able to match that drive since. Think about it, electric start on all models, the beginnings of disc brakes, DOHC and 4 cylinder engines. In fact, Honda brought all of that to the world through low cost cycles. That was the bigining of the end for the British motorcycle industry.

My old 66' Black Bomber and me on a sweet 160 with clubmans...