Thursday, 4 October 2012
HONDA CT110 - THE BIKES THEY COULDN'T ROOT, SHOOT OR ELECTROCUTE . . . . I'VE GOT A MASSIVE SOFTSPOT FOR BABY HONDAS . . . . NONE MORESO THAN THE ULTIMATELY UTILITARIAN CT110 . . . . THESE LITTLE FUCKERS ARE INDESTRUCTABLY BULLETPROOF, EVEN IDIOTPROOF . . . . AUSSIE POSTAL WORKERS FLOG THEM INTO THE GROUND ON A DAILY BASIS . . . . THEY JUST KEEP COMIN BACK FOR MORE !!!!
Being the proud, long-term owner of one of the coolest little four strokes ever made, a '68 Honda SS125, I carry a fairly big flame for all their baby bikes, step throughs, monkey bikes, the ungainly Dax, and especially the much maligned, pedestrian by design, CT110 and its wee brother, the CT90 . . . . my passionate love for these fugly wee beasts was only strengthened by my six year stint at Classic Bike Tune where we had the 'privilege', even though we all took the piss out of them, of servicing them for the Australia Post depot across the way . . . . clutch plates, cush drive rubbers, spokes and selector drums thingies were generally the only parts that needed replacing, despite the best attempts by their riders to kill the bastard things, totally fucking bombproof, rider, sixty to seventy kilo of mail . . . . yeah, bring it on humans . . . . I'll shove it up your sweaty arse, I am CT110, hear me roar !!!!
I've noticed a bunch of folk checking out the post I put up featuring one of Aussie Post's chopper elite stunt team doing a brilliant endo with full mail baggage on board and I figured I'd throw the above video up taken from a charity event out here exclusively for CT110's and their thrillseeking peddlers . . . . it takes place over approximately 1200 klms of moderately harsh terrain in the heartland of the Sunburnt Country, if ever there was a testament to just how tough the Flying Wing's ute bike really is, then this is that event . . . . some really good footage from the Go-Pro doodad on one of the entrant's lid as he hooks along quite nicely on his trusty Shetland desert sled in hot pursuit of fame and glory . . . . that cunning Soichiro Honda san, he sure got the concept nailed . . . . performance, reliability, ease of maintenance and, of course . . . . meeting the nicest people.