According to everybody who was there, dealers couldn’t give either of these away when they were new. Both were, of course, Japanese homages to the great British Singles of yore and both were functionally much better motorcycles than their inspirations. But in that time frame, the Japanese sportbike war was just heating up. For the price of an SRX you could have a four-cylinder FZ600 covered in racy plastic bodywork! Take this test: On the Cycle World official command key rack, the GB key is hanging next to the new CBR600F2. Which one will you have for the weekend? As a result, not many of either of these bikes were sold in the U.S. Not surprisingly, it’s now easier to find a clean SRX or GB than an original clean FZ600 or CBR-F2. How’s that work?