Honda CT90 Review from Australia

1984 Honda CT90

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership1990
Acceleration marks 1 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 1 / 10
Handling marks 1 / 10
Braking marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous motorcycleMZ ETZ 250

Summary:

Cheap, but nasty transport

Faults:

Nothing went wrong while I owned it.

General Comments:

An uncomfortable bike that was so slow that it was almost dangerous in unexperienced hands.

Had a lousy riding position for a 5 foot 8 guy. Unstable at any speed above 40 MPH.

The economy was its saving grace and the fact that nothing went wrong with it.

I had a step thru C70 later on and that was a much better bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2004

28th Jun 2005, 22:29

Well put, however way too harsh on the dear old girl.

I own the CT90 and the C70 mentioned, both in excellent shape and ridden every day, alternatingly. The c70 IS the more comfortable and seems to have been engineered with the adult frame in mind. It can carry two adults safely and with style.

Too bad it only has three gears though. The ct90 goes real FAST! (in comparison) 4gears+90cc's =P-O-W-E-R! God it is a bit unbalanced with that massive "slain deer carrier" on the back and the gallon spare tank of gas. Don't carry passengers.

They are both terrific and historical motor footnotes, that live in the present with one foot in the past.

Average review marks: 4.0 / 10, based on 1 review