Randakk’s CB1123F Cafe Racer!
Extensive “Build” Photo Album (200+ photos)
“I am totally in love with this bike after completing the build about 5 years ago. It’s a blast to ride and handles the twistys like no GL1000 was ever expected to. The power increase from the 40mm Webers, the sound from the carbon fiber exhaust, the great braking all add to the experience. How well it takes the curves, was really a big surprise to me. I’ve been to the other side of 100mph (please don’t tell my wife) more times than I can count, and it’s rock stable at that speed.
How many million mile motorcycles are there? Answer below. Read on!
Allan Zahrt with his Million Mile GL1000!
In the early seventies Honda launched without fanfare an ambitious project. Internally, Honda had a bold plan: to build the world’s best motorcycle. Not just the best Japanese motorcycle – the best motorcycle available anywhere in the world. Period! The eventual result of this project was revealed to the world at the Cologne, Germany International Motorcycle Show (INTERMOT) in October, 1974 as the GL1000.
Note from Randakk:
Randakk customer Hervey Boucher and his companion Martine are currently on a great journey from Quebec to South America on his 1976 Honda GL1000!
He has limited access to email and the Internet, but here are some interesting dispatches. Pictures at top …narrative at the bottom.