MX Bob Bike History - Broken Circle 27
1985 Honda 650 Nitehawk
Roads to the Desert

This model used the old CB750, inline, four-cylinder engines, sleeved down to a 650. That engine was put into a different chassis. It had a six-speed transmission, a somewhat narrow powerband, and close gear ratios. It felt a bit like riding a 125 around town, with the constant shifting. It didn't really handle all that great because the chassis and suspension was quite spindly compared to a modern bike. The forks were about the same size as a KTM 50cc, and the shocks and swingarm proportionately sized.

The person who bought this was someone I knew from my BMX days. As he rode it away, I was now without a motorcycle completely.

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