The Seca II isn’t talked about on this page because it is too old for most people to find. And beyond even finding one, maintaining an old bike can be a lot of trouble. If you are mechanically inclined and have access to spare parts, an old bike is a great way to go, but for joe average, I would NOT recommend an older bike. I owned a 1984 Interceptor, and it was destroyed by a shop technician who wasn’t familiar with bikes that old. One Honda dealership asked me NOT to bring the bike to them since they didn’t have any mechanics with any experience on bikes that old.
The Seca II isn’t that old, and it doesn’t have the issues that made the VF500F such a pain to work on, but, if nothing else, parts are limited.
So, why recommend it when a Ninja 500 or GS500 can be found more easily, but have current dealer support?
(The Seca II competed pretty much head to head with these and the Bandit 600 – despite being a 600, it is not like a current 600cc sport bike).
Glad to hear you are enjoying your new ride. I *almost* got a Seca II as my first bike, but it was sold out from under me
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”