Posting this to show you a Honda that never made it to this continent: cbf600n.
For those that insist on naked bikes, possibly the best solo sport tourer of its day. Very relaxed, upright riding position, easy to ride for hours on end (quite unlike Hornet, with which it shares the mill), enough power for unavoidable sections where you have to fight local suburban traffic, and more than sufficiently maneuverable for spirited filtering in downtown traffic. Produced by Honda's plant in Italy, yet as reliable as any Honda ever made.
Most European countries were (and still are!) full of them. Produced from 2004 until 2015 (iirc). It's successor is a similar in-line four cb650f. I inquired with Honda Canada corporate rep a month or so ago at a show if that one has any chance to make it across the Pond? "Nah, North Americans don't like naked bikes" was his response. Me mentioning Jay Leno ("...one must be able to see through the bike..." left him unconvinced.
The picture is from a Mediterranean tour some 10 years ago, from that part of the world where a motorcycle tour that does not include a couple of ferry rides is not really worth taking. (I took the bike from south of France to Greece, the owner rode it back. One of those tuf gigs, but someone's got to do it).
Last edited by Hannibal; 02-11-2017 at 05:46 PM.