I was a small kid with big dreams. Some time in 1962, when dad brought home a colourful catalog from Boon Siew Honda, my attention was drawn NOT to the cubby stuff, but a big stately majestic Benly Dream series. These machines came in two models, with twin-cylinder engines of 250cc and 350cc respectively.
I liked the squarish headlight, the beefy squarish-section front forks & solid-looking rear suspension arms, the sparkling chrome fuel tank, etc., and not the least of all, the whitewall tyres.
(By contrast, modern m-bikes all seem to resemble creepy bugs from outer space that appear in nightmares)
So, I told my dad, “Buy this one”. But Dollars & Sensibility sank in. We could only afford the 50cc Kap Chai, thus that big fella just remained the stuff of my dreams,….for a long time.
Anyone owned this machine before ?