One-Owner 1990 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy

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This 1990 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy shows just over 5,600 miles and was purchased new by the seller as a dealer leftover in 1994. Designed to pay homage to British bikes from the 1950s and 60s, the GB500 is equipped with a 498cc SOHC air-cooled single and a five-speed gearbox. This example remains stock aside from a Supertrapp silencer and a painted rear fender. It has been serviced by the seller during his ownership and recently received a pair of Bridgestone BT45s and a Shorai battery. This example is now being offered with the original fender and exhaust, factory tool kit, and a clean Kansas title in the seller’s name. Initially offered in Japan and then parts of Europe shortly thereafter, the GB500 was only sold in the US between 1989-1990 in one color scheme. This example retains the original black-green finish, and the seller has replaced the chrome rear fender with a NOS unit that has been de-chromed, finished to match, and fitted with a smaller rear tail lamp. Dry-weight is just under 350 pounds, and the steel frame uses a traditional twin-shock and telescopic fork arrangements. The bike also features 18″ D.I.D polished-aluminum wheels along with a front disc brake and a rear drum. A pair of Bridgestone Battlax BT45s were recently installed by the seller. The 498cc single is derived from the XL600 engine and was factory rated at 38 hp and 26 lb-ft of torque when new. It uses a gear mounted balance shaft to help keep vibration down, a dry-sump oiling system, and a wet-plate clutch with a five-speed gearbox. The seller has replaced the original silencer with Supertrapp unit. The original exhaust, rear fender, tail light, and under-seat tool kit are included with the sale. A video taken by the seller can be seen below.

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