Before I even saw the ad for the Seca, I was trying to arrange a meeting to ride a Honda CX 500. Although I'd never actually rode one, the looks and basic concepts appealed to me--shaft drive, water cooled, pushrod 4 valve. Between weather and schedules I didn't get to ride the bike until today. It was still raining today and got worse the closer I got to the bike, but I decided to give it a shot anyway. This one isn't as nice as the Seca cosmetically, but everything works. Needs a new back tire, could use a seat and a side cover but basically sound.