Honda Nighthawk, she was my first

I didn’t go looking for a Honda as my first motorcycle. I didn’t do research or talk to someone who knew a guy who had one and loved it.

It was just the first one I had. Maybe part of the reason I love it so much is because it’s my first. But more than that, there is a sense of pride that I have in owning a 1985 craft, in good condition (considering) that is still just a red as the day it came out of the factory.

Now none of that is my doing. I’ve only had her for a year and a half. But I had never ridden a motorcycle before this one, and I didn’t even know how to drive standard yet. People were telling me I should start out smaller, or that I wouldn’t like it because the 650cc engine would be too much power for me.

But I took the leap, and I learned, and I love it, and I’m never going back.


One thought on “Honda Nighthawk, she was my first

  1. Great to hear that there is another Honda rider out there. My first bike was also a plucky little Honda, back in high school. I’m now onto my second Honda, a ’87 VFR 400cc. They sure don’t make them like they used to.

    650cc is quite a leap for a starter bike, but it doesn’t mean it is impossible. I hope you share more stories from aboard that 650cc, and I wish you a safe ride and many enjoyable journeys.


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