Honda CB1000 Custom Reviews from Canada

1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance11500 miles
Previous motorcycleBMW K 1200LT SE

Summary:

Fun to ride, plan to keep it for a long time

Faults:

Little hard to start when cold outside.

I have had no problems with this bike.

General Comments:

I really enjoy this bike.

Like the 10 speed transmission - great range.

The bike is nice and quick - runs really well.

Unique bike - stands out in a crowd.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2011

1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership1983
Previous motorcycleHonda CB1000 Custom

Summary:

Awesome bike, original owner, now own 2

Faults:

I've had cam chain issues with this bike, some other minor issues after 24 years, not bad at all. I own 2.

General Comments:

Beside the cam chains, which I've addressed with Honda in 1984, there were some valve issues that they told me about... need to use high octane gas.

Hard to find OEM exhaust now as corrosion takes a toll.

Driven lots of bikes... dual tranny, lots of low end torque, high gear RPM's nice and low, can take a little while to wind her out, but hang on tight, a sleeper.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th May, 2008

1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB900 Custom

Summary:

One of Honda's best motorcycles

Faults:

Carburetor jets needed replacing,

General Comments:

Wonderfully reliable motorcycle.

Extremely good touring machine with Honda-line fairing.

Acceptable brakes and handling for such a large machine.

Quick acceleration, lots of top end.

High range cuts rpm on highway dramatically.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2005

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews