Honda CB550 Four Review from United Kingdom

1979 Honda CB550 Four

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB200

Summary:

A typical classic Honda

Faults:

Head gasket needed replacing on purchase.

New batteries and bulbs occasionally, rear sprocket shock rubbers, rear suspension renewed, tyres and a horn.

General Comments:

A nice relatively comfortable bike, which has been very reliable.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2007

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review