I've always liked the looks of those older Hondas.
Our local dealer has been in business shortly after the Ark landed and has a private collection of old motorcycles of all types. I really like seeing those when they have an open house and roll some out.
That also was my first bike. Same color, same year. It was between that or the Goldwing, but in my simple mind the Goldwing was for old people. Keep in mind that I was only 27. But two yearslater I was ready for the 83 Standard. The 500 was great but just not enough for two people.
Paid a nice guy in Ohio 1200 for this one 3 years ago. 7,000 miles. Runs great and my son loves it. It's now his first "new" bike. 7,000 miles on a 25 year old bike has to be considered "new". Easily does 70-75 mph on the open road. Consistently does 60-65 mpg (Imp), 50+ U.S.
My first new bike was a C110 Super Cub, bought in April 1963, rode to school every day. Weekends would get together with other kids on 50's and ride the foothills around Oroville for hours on end. :waving: