Honda CB1000 Custom Review from Mexico

1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance92000 kilometres




Had to change the two transmission chains.

Will have clean the carters off of the metal chips.

Will to calibrate one of the valves; it's clicking.

Will have to change the valve over gaskets.

Will have to buy a new front fender.

The cat damaged the seat.

Found out it only has 4 shifts instead of five.

General Comments:

Regardless of all above, it's a very hot motorcycle.

The seat is uncomfortable, needs a lumbar support.

It's been modified to a very nice retro look.

It's a handsome machine heavy, but soft on the ride.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2010

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review