Honda CB1100F Super Bol d`Or Review from Norway

1985 Honda CB1100F Super Bol d`Or

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1989
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired7200 kilometres
Most recent distance20000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZX 11 / ZZR 1100


The Honda CB1100F was beautiful, very reliable and fast for its time


One of the rear shocks had to be replaced. That was the only fault during 13 000 kilometers.

General Comments:

The Honda CB1100F was by far the most reliable of the 5 bikes I have had. Therefore the running costs were low compared too many other big bikes.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2005

4th Mar 2007, 20:20

I had a CB1100F from 1983 till 1991 and I put 31000 freeway miles in California on it. I had more fun on that bike --- it would do 0-150-0 mph in 30 seconds. Did this many times. Also got 35 mpg.

14th Oct 2013, 16:07

I am the owner that wrote the "Norwegian" review above. I unfortunately sold my CB 1100 F in 1989, and really started to miss it some years ago. So, I ended up buying another CB 1100 F (produced in '83) in April this year. I still find it a surprisingly quick and also beautiful bike.

Maybe one always will prefer the bikes from one's youth, just like with the music...

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review