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Chris Harris Selling Some of His Toys to Fund Videos

As some of you have probably heard, Chris Harris, the popular auto jorno' who does entertaining common sense reviews of our favorite cars, is leaving /DRIVE to start his own project. Actually we should’ve said “kickstart”, as the journalist is currently selling some of his toys to fund videos.
Chris Harris' Honda SP-2 for sale 1 photo
The announcement was made on Twitter, where @harrismonkey, to use the man’s... real virtual name, advertised a Honda SP2, explaining exactly why he is selling it - “Selling some toys to fund videos.”

Now, before we venture further into this story, you might be wondering what Harris, a well-know car journalist, has to do with riding. Well, in case you didn’t know, the man got his first taste of the motorcycling life earlier this summer, when he learned to ride with some help from BMW. As usual, Harris did what common sense dictated - also being a biker only makes one a better driver, as you enrich the perception of the surrounding motoring world.

Returning to Chris Harris’ sale, we’re talking about a “mint Honda SP-2” with 3,200 miles (5,150 km) on its odo. The thing has an Akrapovic muffler, but the original cans are also offered. The price? GBP 9.5 grand (about EUR12,000 or US$15,300). That may sound like serious money, but they say properly-maintained SP-2s are sort of an investment nowadays.

We have to explain the Honda VTR SP-2, which has been built through 2006, is a road-going version of the origina SP-1 race-friendly machine.

The V Twin powering this thing is legendary - even though Honda stopped offering factory support for the WSBK and AMA series in 2003, later replacing the V bike with the CBR 1000RR Fireblade, which is still in production, many still love the bike for the unmistakable charcater of the engine. Hey and let’s not forget the current MotoGP bikes still use a V engine, albeit a V4.Why is Chris Harris self-funding?
Harris was part of the /DRIVE web series, one of the most popular car-related YouTube channels out there, but, as we reported, he left the project to start his own adventure. You’ll be able to see Chris Harris going all solo starting from November 12.

Here’s the man statement on leaving /DRIVE: “I’ll remain a close friend of the /DRIVE brand and involved in its future productions, but will be offering even more access to my content through the next phase of Chris Harris on Cars, which will launch its new YouTube channel, free to air, November 12.”

Truth be told, the British auto jorno was never a man of of a single brand. We’ll remind you that, before joining the /DRIVE team, he wrote for car mags such as Autocar UK and Evo. He’s not to shy when it comes to racing either, while he once managed to upset Ferrari really, really bad.

PS: yes, that's his 2CV in the background.


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