BASHED, smashed and trashed as it may be, the "postie" bike keeps on ticking.
Honda's famous CT110 has not only been delivering the mail to millions of Australians each week, it's also been ferrying farmers around paddocks for years.
With its clutchless transmission, large cushion-like seat and "luggage rack", the postie bike provided a touch of comfort to traversing the farm.
For the frugal-minded hobby farmer that managed to snatch one up, the postie bike often punched above its weight (with little regard for safety) carrying square bales of hay, powering through pelting rain or, dare it be said, giving a ride to a dog or child on the back.
Honda has now re-released the postie bike as the revamped, CT125, even making it available in perhaps the more ag-friendly "matte fresco brown" colour.
But surely there are still some of the old jobs out there, tucked away up the back of sheds, left to rot where they stopped in the paddock, or maybe even in full service?
We want to see the best of Australia's longserving farm postie bikes.
Send in or post a photograph of your Honda postie bike, or one you've seen, and we'll pull together a gallery, paying tribute to this unsung workhorse of Aussie ag.
- E-mail photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org or pop them in the comments on Facebook:
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