At 84-years-old, Maryland-native Harry Adler has owned a lot of motorcycles – and 54 of them were Hondas. American Honda Finance Corporation took notice, and wanted to honor Adler for such loyalty.How? American Honda Finance Corporation Senior Vice President Davide W. Paul headed to Horner Honda in Salisbury, Md., where Adler bought 48 of those Hondas, and handed Adler the key to a 2015 Honda CB300F.
The CB became the 55th Honda that Adler has owned. With the CB300F, Adler now owns eight Honda motorcycles, along with two Honda generators.“Over the years, my number-one form of recreation has been motorcycle riding, and based on my experience, Honda is the best,” said Adler, who has ridden motorcycles since 1963. “They make a great product, and the people that represent the company are wonderful.“The dealers that I’ve been in contact with over the years have always been very responsive and taken really good care of me, especially Horner Honda, which I’ve used for the last 20 years. The CB300F was sort of the one bike that I was missing in my portfolio, and this gift was quite a surprise. I look forward to riding the bike.”Adler has owned various Hondas throughout his life, including a Grom, CRF230M, CBR250R, VT600CD, VTX1300, VTX1800C and a Helix scooter. Thirty-eight of Adler’s Hondas were purchased through Honda Financial Services.“It’s rare that a company gets the chance to honor an outstanding customer like Harry Adler, who’s shown unsurpassed loyalty,” David W. Paul said. “We’re thrilled to be able to recognize Harry’s longstanding commitment to both the Honda brand and Honda Financial Services.“It’s truly a pleasure for us to be able to present Harry with his 55th motorcycle, a new Honda CB300F. We hope his new bike brings him years of riding pleasure and adds to the enjoyment Honda products have already given him over the years. We love having Harry as part of the Honda family.”For additional information on Honda products, visit Honda.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!