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Memorable Motorcycles: Honda Rune Photo Gallery

This month our Memorable Motorcycles man looks back at Honda’s monstrous Flat Six-powered cruiser flop, the short-lived Honda Rune. Check out the Rune in our Memorable Motorcycles: Honda Rune.

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The Rune proved to be a challenge for the Honda engineers who had an interesting set of requirements and full plate when it came to turn this style based concept in to a functioning bike.
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Memorable Motorcycles: Honda Rune
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Handling is what you might expect from an 850lb bike, its no easy task!
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Honda went all out offering high quality paint and chrome rarely seen on a production motorcycle.
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Memorable Motorcycles: Honda Rune
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The trailing link front suspension gives the illusion of the raked chopper style front suspension while maintaining its steering geometry.
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Honda attempted to push the Cruiser market in a different direction with a monster power motorcycle called the Rune. Carrying a Goldwing 1832cc engine, it definitely wasn't lacking in the power department.
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It may not be the most logical bike to ride but the Rune represents Honda's technical and engineering ability to turn a beast on paper in to a beauty on the street.
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Pictured is the Hot-Rod T4 concept for the Honda Rune. A barebones drag racer that I’m sure a few folks would love to put down the 1/4 mile.
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Riding Honda's power cruiser felt more stretch limo than motorcycle.