The birthday celebration of the 80s and 90s cars hit the Bay State and included motorcycles and cars.
Radwood, the party of the 1980s and Nineteen Nineties automobiles, costumes, and culture, has grown in recognition from an unmarried show to a series spreading all over the US. Saturday, October 12, marked the first time Radwood has visited the Boston location, taking up the lawn at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts.
While the sizeable majority of rad rides on display are automobiles, Radwood welcomes bikes from this era, and Bryan showed us the last iciness. My spouse and I hopped on my Rad-worth Honda Pacific Coast 800 and went to check it out.
It changed into dry whilst we left domestic, but as we approached the coast, the mist changed into a regular mild rain. We figured this would put a severe damper on attendance. I’m happy to have been validated incorrectly. Only seven bikes showed up, and 1/2 of those have been trailered in because of the weather, but the Radwood crew found themselves stashing motors in every nook of the ability they might find.
I had a blast finding out many vehicles I haven’t seen seeing that my adolescents, as well as a few I’ve never seen outside a sport of Gran Turismo 2. But because that is a motorbike internet site, I’ll get recognition on those.
We had been the first motorbike to arrive, and with the rain, I was questioning if we might turn out to be the best one— a shoo-in for the Raddest Motorcycle award. Fortunately, some others confirmed a couple of Honda Interceptors of the VFR and smaller VTR range. Later I saw a tiny Honda moped rolling in, who I invited to join us in our little Honda parking vicinity.
On the alternative facet of the V12 Mercedes parked next to us, another group of bikes rolled in, consisting of a Honda Magna, a Kawasaki Concours, and a Yamaha I couldn’t discover. I loved sorting out the Magna, which appeared similar to one I almost offered once, besides that it wasn’t all smashed up at the left aspect—the reason I failed to buy that Magna and were given a CB750 Custom alternatively.
I also appreciated finding out a Concours of comparable antique to my personal PC800. It became the Concours that drew most consumers away from the Pacific Coast, being each extra normal looking and much less highly-priced than my motorcycle at the time.
We wandered around all day and stuck around until the awards. The rain stopped mid-morning, making the rest of the day a pleasing if barely chilly revel in. The Raddest Motorcycle award went to the little Honda VTR250 parked in front of me, no question due to its totally rad white, toddler blue, and warm crimson color scheme. It’s without a doubt worthy of the award, each for its looks in addition to what it’s miles, the crucial access-stage sportbike of the time.
After the awards, we took off and enjoyed a far greater dry ride home. It changed into a brilliant time, especially for someone like me who grew up in the 80s and 90s (even though I changed into amused to see many humans there simply as into it as we were who hadn’t even been born yet at the time). Radwood assures us that it’ll go back to the Boston vicinity subsequent yr. Whether I nonetheless have a very rad motorbike to show or now not, I plan to be there.