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Don't forget the Honda CX500. A great bike but tricky in the corners.
There were at least 3 local bikers killed on them in the 80s.
I had one, it was a frankenstein of engineering. Chain off crank to cams midway up and finish with pushrods, add shaft drive and shake not stir in corners.

The H2 was a point and shoot, but not near as bad as my 87 CR500..that bitch was vengeful, mean spirited and bereft of manners.

Now the Suzuki Rg500 was a grin machine, angry but with sophistication at the time...so frickin angry.
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I remember the Suzy RG 500 gamma...
angry is the correct term...
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One of the weirdest bikes that almost killed me was an 80s era Honda CX 650-T
We had it out on the track tuning and it would lean funny when the turbo started pulling and would squat at same time .. was insane how it pulled but scary as hell how it handled with the transverse engine and shaft drive hooked up to the twin turbos..
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I can remember being very cautious the times I rode a shaft drive bike (BMW R75 & Moto Guzzi Le Mans).
I'd been riding around 4 &1/2 years when I swapped bikes with a guy at work in our lunch break. He had a BMW R75 with screen crash bars & panniers, I had an export triumph Bonneville T140. The shaft drive wasn't scary, the side wind that caught the screen was!
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