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

Summary:

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

Faults:

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