YEAR/MODEL: 2002 Honda ST1100
OWNER: Clement Salvadori
HOMETOWN: Atascadero, California
Back in the late 1980s, the European market was as important to Honda as the American one. And motorcycles were popular, as cars and car insurance were more expensive than they were here. The demand was quite different, with Yanks liking big cruisers and narrowly focused sporting machines, while those east of the Atlantic had more of a practical approach, favoring motorcycles that could be used to commute on workdays, and then go two-up on a vacation.
Each motorcycle company is constantly looking around to see what the competition