The Dream Machine

I was a small kid with big dreams then.  Some time in 1962, when dad brought home a colorful catalog from Boon Siew Honda, my attention was drawn NOT to the cubby stuff, but a big stately majestic 250cc model, called “Dream”.  I liked the squarish headlight, the squarish-section front forks & 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 that appear in nightmares)

Anyway, I told my dad “buy this one”.  But Dollars & Sensibility sank in.  We could only afford the 50cc Kap Chai, but that big fella remained the stuff of my dreams for a long time.

Anyone owned this machine before ?


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