My favorite motorcycle of all time
I have owned 4, yes 4 FT500 Ascots over the past 25 years.
One had the starter solenoid fail. One had a starter that was inconsistent.
Right side panel / covers fall off. Use a zip tie.
I really like light weight standards. I have owned over 60 motorcycles. In my garage I have a DR350, GR650 Twin and a ST1100 V4. The Honda FT500 single cylinder, is such a good bike that I buy every one I can get a good deal on.
At 6' 3" I did have a saddle maker take the hump out of the saddle for me.
Flat smooth power.
Will go 70 mph up hill and against the wind.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th April, 2012