Sunny days are here again! Well, at least this weekend they were and I hate to waste a day inside when the sun is out.
Saturday was the first that we have had a mild, sunny day in awhile. It was too nice of a day to not go on a quick ride, so I hopped on my 1983 Kawasaki GPZ 750. It was great to get her back on the road, but too nice to ride just the one bike. So I thought it was time to exercise my old 1979 Honda CBX 1100 too! It had actually been quite awhile since I had taken it out for a spin. What a blast from the past that was.
Both bikes are not only different in style and vintage. They both have their own unique set of attributes; least of which is how each rides. The GPZ rides like a quarterhorse; while the CBX is a bull. The GPZ handles really well; it was designed to take corners. To me, it is the grandfather of the modern sport bike. Whereas, the CBX is a pure acceleration machine. It has a huge engine and the output can be described as too much too fast. Unlike the GPZ, it is a really heavy bike; so cannot turn or stop on a dime.
Bottom line is the GPZ and the CBX are completely different bikes with completely different riding experiences. So depending on the day or my mood, both suit me just fine.