My name is Mike and I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have a few bikes and currently have 2 Hondas, a '97 CBR1100XX and a '79 CBX1000. Kinda weird because I never was a honda fan.
Honda always seemed, to me anyway, to make fantastically engineered bikes but they lacked something. Except for the 2 I have and the RC51.
I've been lusting for a track bike for a long while and recently looked at a SP1. I will stop short of calling it a basket case but it needs a lot of work. Both forks have serious leaks, the fairings have some poor repair work, mirrors missing, some repair work to the clutch cover, the list goes on. On the plus side, the price is good (equivalent of less than 2000USD), the bike starts and runs well, sounds awesome.
I made a list of things I would need to get done to be able to ride it on track. Nothing competitive, just fun. Cost looked good. Problem is that the wife may not agree to another flipping bike!
So, please guys, talk me out of this
Anyway, happy to be a part of this forum and hope to learn more about this icon.