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ADV VideosThought Gold Wing Motocross Would Never Happen? It Just Did!

Thought Gold Wing Motocross Would Never Happen? It Just Did!

 Watch Dos Honduros send it on Gold Wings at the motocross track.

Published on 08.02.2019

Dos Honduros are at it again, this time in a video braaaping their beater 80s Gold Wings around their very own backyard MX track on “Windjammer Ranch” in Western Washington. If you’re new to Zac and Kyle’s antics, they are a couple of fun-loving motorcycle geeks who rescued two castoff non-running 1980 Honda Gold Wings and wished them into enduro bikes. Get it, Honduros, as in Honda Enduros.

Their latest video begins with a quiet sunny day in the forest. Queue a cheesy John Farnham background track from the 1986 BMX flick “Rad” and then — Yes! Those are Gold Wings hucking and bucking and yard sale’ing for all they’re worth. It’s like watching elephants run a steeplechase, only these huge, Windjammer-faired touring bikes are strangely up to the task.


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“I built the motocross track on my property a couple years ago,” says Kyle, who has raced moto in the past, “but this was our first time taking the ‘Wings’ around it. We honestly had no idea how it would go, and before we knew it we were railing berms and clearing table tops.”

Honda Goldwing offroad

The two avid riders who own a variety of dual sport bikes had no idea how much they’d love their Gold Wings when they first rode them two years ago.

The friends got the bikes running the same morning they bought them and set out on a 1,200 mile trip to the Rocky Mountain Roll Moto Campout in Montana. “That trip showed us how much we like the bikes and now we own quite a few Gold Wings,” says Kyle.

Kyle says the bikes have held up amazingly well. Despite all the thrashing, he’s only broken off one footpeg, and out on the Washington BDR he had a highway peg go through a valve cover. “All easy fixes,” he says. When you watch the latest video you will find it totally unsurprising the most common issue the Dos Honduros suffer are broken luggage hinges.

Honda Gold Wing motocross

These guys have never had so much fun, and want to remind followers that it’s all about having a good time. “We don’t take ourselves seriously, we do this because it has always made us laugh. I laughed at Zac, Zac laughed at me. A friend talked us into making a social media account because she thought others would enjoy it. Now everybody gets to laugh at us.”

They also want people to know these bikes are not being destroyed for the sake of a few social media likes. Kyle says he’s read several comments from people who assume the bikes will go straight to the junkyard when they’ve finished making videos, when in truth Zac and Kyle have been riding the same bikes for years and want everyone to know they won’t give up on them.

Honda Goldwing jump

The two friends, Zac originally from Arkansas and Kyle from Montana, only started riding together a few years ago after learning they both enjoyed motorcycle shenanigans. “The Gold Wing stuff came naturally to us,” says Kyle. “We’ve both owned a lot of bikes but none have been as fun as these Gold Wings…because as it turns out, riding – at least for us – is more fun when you stop taking it seriously.”

Thanks for all the laughs guys. The badged up vests and 80’s background music make this new video extra awesome. And while we can’t imagine slogging vintage Gold Wings on a BDR , or even less, sending them off MX jumps with or without a trailer in tow, we appreciate your antics, and even more so, your constant reminder not to take ourselves — or our bike choices— too seriously.

Keep up with Dos Honduros on YouTube and Instagram.

Author: Jamie Elvidge

Jamie has been a motorcycle journalist for more than 30 years, testing the entire range of bikes for the major print magazines and specializing in adventure-travel related stories. To date she’s written and supplied photography for articles describing what it’s like to ride in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries, receiving two Lowell Thomas Society of American Travel Writer’s Awards along the way. Her most-challenging adventure yet has been riding in the 2018 GS Trophy in Mongolia as Team AusAmerica’s embedded journalist.

Author: Jamie Elvidge
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