Honda CB900F Hornet Review from United Kingdom

2006 Honda CB900F Hornet

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1700 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CBR600FY

Summary:

Next best thing to an aeroplane

Faults:

Rust!!!

General Comments:

A nice looking bike that drives beautifully and handles OK.

However my main gripe is that even though I've only ridden this once in wet weather, the brown stuff is starting to appear after only 8 months of ownership from new. The bike is garaged always, but I am bloody annoyed that I am now chasing rust like I used to do on machines 10 years and older. This says something about the finish to me.

I purchased a new Honda because everyone seems to applaud their build quality over other makes. But I have to disagree, as with everything now, things are built to a price and this Hornet is losing credibility with me just on this one fault.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th March, 2007

24th Nov 2010, 20:26

Maybe you have it in a damp environment. Or are you storing it near chemicals. Some chemicals just by being near things can cause a problem such as yours. Chlorine is one example.

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 1 review