it seems it has gotten very quite on this forum, so I have this idea that may cause some controversy or just some raised eyebrows.
So here it goes,
I ride dual sport, race desert, race & street ride SuperMoto, & race & ride SportBikes. so I was staring @ my 89 Hawk the other day after cleaning it up (I was selling it), & then this Idea hit me
Why not keep it & modify it to be like the Ducati's HyperMotard ????????
I can change the upper triple clamp out to a regular bar mount, & have it milled to run fatty MX bars.
re-build the front shocks for SM type of riding & tracks (asphalt only).
re-build or buy the rear shock, & make or find some different linkage for the rear suspension to get a 1" to 1.5" taller suspension (mod swing if have to, but hope not).
swap out the rear sub-frame for the racing one & mount a new rear cowling, seat, & under tail exhaust.
paint it it's stock bright red Honda color with factory insignias.
Mount up the Pirelli 120/70R17TL 58Vcorsa MT60F tyre in the front & the 160/60R17Tl 69V MT60RS Corsa Rear.
I think it will make a fun little DualSport/SuperMoto/Sport tourer to play on.
I know there was the transalp with the same, but 600cc motor(I used to own one), but I like the idea of the SSSA to make it stand out differently, & it will have 2 things different than the Duc's HyperMotard -
1st it's a reliable low maintenance Honda
2nd it is water cooled
Your thoughts, Flames, or ?
Made the best rated track in the world for me (OK coincidentally built just as I moved here
Riding & racing for 39 years Street, MX, Desert, TT, sportbikes, Drag, Dual Sport, & SM.
currently racing SM & Sportbike racing @ MMP.
Bikes I own currently-too many to list.
currently racing my '05 RC51 & my '06 KTM 625smc, XR 650R SM, & pitster 125 SM.