Honda Pacific Coast (PC800)

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Honda PC 800

Honda Pacific Coast

Are you tempted by motorcycling, but intimidated by the of today’s bikes? How about a comfortable bike that is to ride and maintain, quick to be fun, but unlikely to scare The good news is that such a machine exists, the Pacific Coast that you see and it is absolutely superb.

The bad news is you have more chance of hit by lightning than finding as Honda do not sell it in this more’s the pity.

In the late the world’s biggest bike Honda, decided to design the bike for non-bikers, even so far as getting their car stylists to it. The result was the PC800, better as the Honda Pacific Coast, in to the Californians they hoped buy it. Honda shipped boatloads of to the States, but the car driving public it, and the traditionalist bikers didn’t it.

Honda had egg on their face, and a lot of bikes, and rather than further embarrassment by selling the world-wide, the whole project quietly onto the back The …-hards had won, and thus was the UK the pleasures of one of the most delightful 2 ever built.

So why have I enjoying this rarest of on a sunny morning in Perthshire? a bow Mr Sandy Bloy, a name known in Scottish motorcycle Sandy has been selling and bikes for more than a few now. Spotting a niche in the he has set up an outlet in Perth selling bikes imported direct Japan.

This may seem like to Newcastle, but there are all manner of bikes available in Japan but not here, so if you fancy something little bit more exclusive, Bloy is your man north of the for such bikes. This is the first one that even had seen, so rare are they and he kindly volunteered it to me for the day for evaluation.

At the of the bike is a V-twin 800cc which is a gem. It is quiet, and just brisk enough, and a Honda should last The bike is completely enclosed in just like a car, and it is quite heavy on paper, it is itself to move about, and unintimidating to ride. The seat is and comfy, and even a short like me can get both feet on the ground, a great confidence

But best of all is that all encompassing encloses a boot at the back, just like a car, and big for two helmets and a pile of groceries. The is entirely car-like, and the controls It is in truth the nearest thing to a small, two wheeled car, and of is sneered at by the motorcycle purists.

I am no purist!

Honda PC 800

Easing up the A9 to Pitlochry at the limit, the Pacific Coast is the friendliest bike I have yet It hums along with as much fuss as you would in a Honda Civic. Drop a few to overtake and it whips past ease, not that fast by the of other large bikes, but on a par with a Honda NSX in that all 40-70 mph range (and I have driven one), and settle back to cruise as as you would in a leather and wood Accord. No problems in the cruising and stakes then, but does it

I stop on the Pitnacree bridge to the photo above the river and head down one of my favourite the B898 past Kinnaird to Here the bike has another surprise, in that if you stay in 3rd and 4th it will swing cleanly and through the bends with a somewhere between a CRX and a Prelude, is high praise indeed. The may be a bike, but it manages to sum up all the best that Honda engineer their cars.

I am an avowed fan of Honda’s cars, so you perhaps understand why I am enjoying bike so much.

Quite this bike was ahead of its when it was first launched. It was too radical, not bike-ish enough, is why it failed commercially. The word the States is however that are finally beginning to appreciate the and sales are picking up, meanwhile has quietly slipped it onto the market too.

A handful of souls like Sandy ensure that a very supply is available in the UK, and Honda to have accepted this by spares parts available In my view the Pacific Coast better, and I think its time just have come. are now lots of people coming to biking, and if this bike was properly here I am sure it win lots of friends.

How about it Honda UK?

Honda PC 800


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