Identify this tv bike...

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by glgarrett, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. glgarrett

    glgarrett Active Member

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    Anybody know what kind of bike the dude is riding in the health care commercial on tv? You know the one where a gray-haired, wrinkled ole guy (kind of like me) says he has "been riding flat out his whole life and wants to leave this life exhausted" but needs some health care outfit to help him manage his meds? I like the bike but can't identify it. :small3d031:
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Triumph Maybe? I have seen the commercial, never gave it too much thought:p
     
  3. glgarrett

    glgarrett Active Member

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    Thanks, I'll keep trying for a better look at it.

    I was just wondering. Funny how now that I am riding again my eye is drawn to bikes like never before. Took my Mom to the doctor and shopping today and there was a little Suzuki parked outside the store and I just had to go check it out. Guess once a biker, always a biker... :)
     
  4. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    Record the commercial, then play it back, frame-by-frame and you should be able to see a logo somewhere on the bike.
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/honda_cb550f.jpg
    http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/honda_gb500.jpg



    The consensus on cafe forums is that the basic bike is a Honda CB550 with wheels and other bits, etc. from some other models
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    My guess was a 750 honda because of the sound...

    Cochise Motor Sports in Sierra Vista, Az. has two (restored) up-stairs a 550 and 750.. The 550 was a sale from a friend of mine traded in for a New shadow and it was in MINT condition,,, the 750 has the more aggressive sound I think I hear when it rides off in the commercial... Other wise to me Both are Identical bike... Nice...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    is he wearing glasses? it doesn't look like it. ok I saw them in a later frame.
     
  8. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    Looks Like he has glasses on to me, but I'm blind! LOL
     
  9. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    I'd say the bike is a Norton.