Honda CB900F Reviews from United Kingdom

1979 Honda CB900F

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership1987
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha RS100

Summary:

Beautiful but flawed early super-bike

Faults:

I broke it badly! I managed to bend the crank shaft!

This bike was too powerful for its own parts! Apart from breaking the engine, nothing went wrong.

General Comments:

My first BIG bike. A beefed up CB750 and much, much bigger brother to the brilliant but lardy CB250 Superdream, the commuter bike God would build.

The performance was fantastic, the 95bhp engine was as smooth as silk, and the power spooled up from almost stand still.

Beautiful looks and comfortable riding position meant you could ride all day. The addition of a faring on later models undoubtedly added to the comfort.

Being a 1970s machine, the frame was a feeble and if pushed, flexed rather disturbingly. Grip was an issue too, the tyres could have been better and fatter, and the brakes should have had more pots and the discs ventilated, but a wonderful, outrageously heavy, early super-bike none the less. A classic from Honda's list of Classics.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2008

1979 Honda CB900F

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1990
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB250N

Summary:

Underrated bruiser

Faults:

Warped rear disc.

Corroded front forks.

Rattly clutch basket.

Rattly main drive chain (not camchain).

General Comments:

A good, fast, relaible bike, was a revelation as they are normally slagged off for being unreliable.

Handled well with the aftermarket Konis on the rear.

As fast (albeit not in the twisties) as my mates then new CBR600 - a result as it only cost me £475.00.

Was good on tyres and the previous owner had plastic coated the frame & wheels, so easy to look after.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2005

13th May 2005, 16:53

The review was clear and gave some very good information, thanx!!! Now a question, where can I get side covers for the 1979 CB900F, help!? My e-mail is kdlkn@hotmail.com

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews