Honda CBR1000F Review from United Kingdom

1987 Honda CBR1000F

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha FZR1000


A good, fine handling, powerful fast touring machine


No faults at all with this bike in the time I have owned it.

General Comments:

I find the CBR 1000 an excellent all rounder. Maybe not quite as quick as an all out sports bike, but that's not what it was designed for. It's a fast tourer, and at that it excels.

It is a little on the heavy side, and I find that with a full tank of fuel, it tends to drop into corners at low speed. Other than that, the handling is fine for such a heavy machine.

Build quality is of the usual Honda high standard. My own bike is 23 years old and completely original, even down to the exhaust collector box.

All in all, an excellent all rounder that does exactly what is says on the tin..

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2010

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