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.