Honda CM250C Review from Canada

1984 Honda CM250C

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 4 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 kilometres
Most recent distance37000 kilometres


Ideal bike to learn on safely


Nothing has gone wrong for the length of time that I have owned it.

General Comments:

My only complaint about this motorbike is that it seems nearly impossible to find parts for it. I've been to 4 different bike shops in the area, and a scrap yard, and no-one makes parts for my model year. I can find parts for '83 and '85, but for the most part neither year seems to have compatible parts to mine.

Aside from the above problem, the bike is excellent to learn on. It has a low enough centre of gravity that makes it very easy to maneuver at low speeds (perfect for your M1 exit test). The motor is easy to work on and pretty robust, I rode for my first summer unaware that one plug was not firing at all.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2006

12th Apr 2006, 19:59

I heard somewhere that Honda did not make a 1984 CM250C. Is that correct?

26th Jun 2006, 08:20

I believe they made them in 82 and 83, with the main difference being the 82 was chain driven, the 83 belt driven. I think the 84 model was similar, but differently named (Rebel perhaps?)

14th Jul 2006, 10:08

Great little bike - bought my one from the original owner with only 3200 miles on it.

Great bike to learn on, though you will quickly want more power.

Hard to start in colder weather, but a wonderful in-town runner - 60+ MPG.

Parts are hard to find...

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review