The road in front of Union Coffee Co. resembles a motocross course more than road at the moment, but that didn’t stop bikes of all kinds from braving the gravel and gathering out front. Although it’s a vintage group, everyone is welcome, no matter how new or old the bike. Though a 1998 bike isn’t exactly vintage, my PC800 caused a stir before I even had the kickstand down. One guy even proclaimed it “the best motorcycle ever made.” Clearly I was among friends.
Truth be told, my PC800 is actually the first non-vintage motorcycle I’ve ever owned. I’ve had a number of Suzuki GS models ranging from 250 to 1100cc, with a few Hondas sprinkled among them for good measure. On paper, I still legally own my 1982 Silverwing GL500i, mostly because I’ve completely failed to sell it at my friend’s shop for the past couple of years. So I’m a fan of the old UJMs like these.
It wasn’t just old UJMs, though. This Beemer looks ready to tackle a road trip right now. A couple of modern sport bikes joined us, too. They were as welcome as anyone.
This 1964 Honda Dream is in such good shape it looks like it leaped through a time warp into the future. It’s even wearing a proper license plate from 1964.
And then there’s this. I have no idea what it used to be. It may be tiny, but it’s crude, garish, and LOUD, just like a chopper is supposed to be.
It was a small, laid back, friendly gathering that was exactly as advertised. I definitely plan to go back to check out more vintage oddballs, as well as show off my not-so-vintage oddball. Check out the Northeast Moto Society on Facebook.