1989 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy 4,615 miles. Collector quality. An appreciating classic. $9,299 HO89KK000657
The Honda GB500 ‘Tourist Trophy’ (or TT) is an air-cooled single cylinder solo café racer motorcycle. It was first marketed in Japan in 1985 in two 400 cc and one 500 cc versions. In 1989 Honda introduced a third 400 cc version for Japan; and in 1989 and 1990 a 500 cc version was available in the USA. The motorcycle was also sold unofficially on the grey market in a number of countries.
The GB500 TT’s design, mechanical configuration and café racer styling hark back British 500 cc singles of the 1950s, such as the BSA Gold Star. The pinstriping on the TT’s tank is particularly reminiscent of Velocettes and Manx Nortons. The GB500 TT derives its name from “Great Britain and from the Tourist Trophy (or TT), a classic 37-mile road circuit on the Isle of Man.