The Power of Dreams: off-road

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Today’s selection of advertising by Honda is in honor of Malcolm Smith’s defiant selling of CPSIA-banned motorcycles at his dealership in Riverside, California. We can’t think of anyone else more than Malcolm who embodies the themes of outdoor freedom, individual courage and pure fun put forth in each of these images.


  • Sasha Pave

    Woo hoo! Reflex! But what’s the FT500 doing in the dirt?

    • Grant Ray

      As the title implies, Sasha, being a hoon. It may not be a dual-sport or pure mx, but the spirit of off-road riding the image conveys absolutely is.

  • Tanshanomi

    Oh man, I am realizing how much joy Honda’s given me. The other day I was fondly remembering my CB350F, and today you show me an FT. I LOVED my Ascot — especially once it got a White Brothers cam, carb kit and pipe. (Alas, the love affair was cut short when a quorum of my brain cells locked up and I launched it off a freeway embankment a few months later, but that’s another story…)

  • DoctorNine

    Malcolm is the rightful king, despite the threats of economic death from the usurper, Nancy Nord. Long Live King Malcolm!

  • Troy Smith

    What’s an MTX? And is that like a 26″ front wheel? It looks huge for some reason.

  • Tanshanomi

    The MTX series was a lineup of dual-sport two-strokes we never got in the States. If I recall, they had 50, 80, 125 and 200cc models (but that’s just from off my head, I could be wrong)

    And I doubt that’s Honda’s infamous 23″ front wheel. This bike looks to be from the mid to late ’80s from the style and colors, and the 23-incher went away after the 1981 model year. That’s the 80cc model, so I am sure that’s just a 21″ on a rather small bike. With maybe a bit of camera lens distortion increasing that perception.

  • Core

    “Honda ATC200 enjoys flipping you over and crushing you”

    This brought back memories, because well I am still alive after my little crash … which it’s been years since it happened.

    But I still have a nice pretty scar on my right inner thigh where the motor melted off some skin..

    Anyways, I laughed because it’s true! lol.