Never did ride one of these, but other than the looks, I suspect it was a more enjoyable ride than the BMW (beautiful as it was). I had a CB350 and it was a delightful little thing. I should have really kept it (and the NX650 I had). Honda made some wonderful machines in the past (they might still do, I have not ridden a modern Honda or almost any modern motorcycle to be fair).
That image is just fantastic. Composition, color. Well done.