i'll always have a soft spot for Magnas.
Thanks! I have several soft spots for them.
First 10 second production motorcycle. I have a 1983 painted Chrysler black crystal pearlcoat with 15,000 on the clock. Here's a before and after.
Looks great! This is my first black one. I think I've had every other
color. What windshield do you have?
Nice bike. My first brand new bike was a 1984 V65 Sabre. fastest color too. Red/black/silver. Paid less than the asking price for your bike! Enjoy! P.S. The Sabre was the faster bike.....
I've heard several Sabre owners claim that ... have yet to verify that information though. (I almost bought a Sabre, but chose this one instead.)
Nice catch. Those bikes bring back some great memories. I have never owned one though.
Enjoy the ride.
I shall. Those V-4 powerplants have a very special feel and sound to them. Can't wait to experience it again!
I had my new Honda Magna for 21 years and rode it almost daily. I still miss the Magna. Most people think of the Magna for its power, but for me, it was reliable and versatile transportation. That V4 engine and shaft drive were so smooth and easy to maintain compared with the chain drive Honda CB400F SuperSport that it replaced.
I enjoy my K1200GT, but its complexity, maintenance cost, and maintenance effort are far beyond the ol' Magna.
I enjoyed my K1200GT too ... but not enough to ever buy another one. I have a feeling I will always be buying V65s until the day I stop riding.
Good on ya! The V45 & V65 are two of my favorite old engine configurations. Powerful and reliable. Enjoy it! I still toy with buying an old V-Max from time to time, just never pulled the trigger. The old muscle bikes still got it!
I've ridden a V-Max and was surprised at what a torture chamber that thing was.
And that's coming from someone who rode a Ninja ZX-11, experiencing several 600-mile days on it. But, to each his own. You just might love a V-Max. You only live once.