1982 Honda CB900C
I just love this old bike
New tank fitted by the previous owner after the old one rusted out a bit (tank, not owner).
Replaced front discs after the old (original) ones warped a bit, and it felt like full time ABS.
Replaced rear pads and serviced brakes, as they started to get sticky and would jam on from time to time.
Seat has minor tears around the edges, but I haven't gotten around to recovering it yet. I can get a re-pro for about $120, but then I'd lose the Honda on the back of the seat; decisions, decisions!
Chrome parts starting to peel or wear away. Not sure if I should replace them, re-chrome them, or paint them matte black or gunmetal grey.
I think it's a one-of-a-kind in Australia. At least I have not been able to find another '82 here.
I like to describe it as a sports tourer, and as such it is a very quick machine, especially (0-60), and handles very well, considering its size.
Braking could be better for such a heavy bike, but it is 30 years old.
I dreamt of this bike when I was riding about 28 years ago, but then it wasn't available in Australia. Now someone has imported it, converted the speedo to kph (from a CB900F), and I'm the next proud owner.
Would love to hear from any other CB900C owners in Australia, so please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2012
29th Jun 2014, 03:47
I have one too. I have had it since 1994. I bought it off an American guy who imported it and had owned it from new. When I got it, it only had 18000 miles on the clock. Since then I have done about the same. It is a great bike, and turns a lot of heads when I give the wrist a twist. For a cruiser it goes like a rocket. The factory top speed is listed as 214.7 km/h. That's fast enough for me.