Honda CB900C Reviews from Australia

1982 Honda CB900C

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 kilometres
Most recent distance29000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GZ250

Summary:

I just love this old bike

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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 cb900c@exemail.com.au.

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.

1980 Honda CB900C

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2500 miles
Most recent distance3025 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB900F

Summary:

Great bike all round

Faults:

Replaced tyres.

Needed a tune up.

General Comments:

Have owned this motorcycle for many years, it has very low mileage on it & have just put it back on the road after sitting in the shed for considerable time. Thought I would rego it just as a conversation piece, as I have only seen one other in Australia.

I was told I wouldn't be able to rego her, but she went through rego in NSW with no problem. A smooth ride for pillion as well, & very much an eye catcher.

I find this a great bike to ride & a ripper of a conversation piece. If anyone else has got one in Australia, I'd love to hear from you. I can be contacted through my email randcwhitton@hotmail.com

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2010

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews