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Honda D2-492-22-17
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Capacity : 800
Model : PC Pacific Coast
Production : 1989 - 1994
Category : (R) Street Bike


Pacific Coast – 1990

A coastal tourer

In the past half decade, the touring motorcyclists' love affair with Honda's Gold Wing and Silver Wing models has reached a high undreamed of in the past. The Gold Wing has come to symbolize a whole world of motorcycling, touring, and in fact, lifestyle. Little wonder then, that Honda would try to capitalize on its success by creating a modern sport-touring takeoff on the Gold Wing. Enter the Pacific Coast.

Touring From Coast to Coast

The most striking feature of the Pacific Coast was its flowing, full-enclosure bodywork that was designed to appeal to two different market sectors. On one hand, the bodywork covered all mechanicals, telling the new rider that here was a trustworthy motorcycle that never required you to get dirt under your fingernails. On the other hand, the faired body told tried-and-true riders that this was a sporting tourer – in the style of Honda's CBR Hurricane sportbike.

A Motorcycle Love Affair

Launched in 1988, the PC800, as it was coded, found a market but it was never as large as Honda had wished for. The 800cc engine was seen as too small for serious touring, although no one complained about the shaft drive and rear seat that tilted forward to reveal a hidden luggage compartment like the trunk of a car. Like licorice, those who liked their Pacific Coast, truly loved them.


Engine: 800cc liquid-cooled 45-degree V-twin

Transmission: 5-speed, shaft drive

Suspension: telescopic forks front, swing arm and coil springs rear

Chassis: steel tube

Brakes: disk (front); drum (rear)

Wheels: 4.00x8 inch

Weight: 549 lb

Maximum Speed: approx. 100 mph

The PC800's massive gas tank held a full 4.2 gallons of gasoline, enough to carry the faithful rider over miles of winding road.


Motorcycle encyclopedia Moto Passion, realised by François-Marie Dumas, include almost 2000 photos presented with an exhaustive history of the motorcycles exhibited.

This unique collection has been realised with the participation of many specialists. With many thanks in particular to Yves Campion, Michael Dregni, Didier Ganneau, Jean Goyard, Helmut Krackowizer, Michel Montange, Christian Rey, Bernard Salvat, Mick Woollett, etc

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