Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird Reviews from United Kingdom

2000 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 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) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6100 miles
Most recent distance21500 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha YZF600R

Summary:

One of the best bikes ever made

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong, superb reliability.

General Comments:

Simply the best all round sports tourer.

Stunning performance, comfortable and thrilling to ride.

Nothing to touch it for speed on the road or in town.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2006

1999 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 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)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha YZF 1000

Summary:

The best all round superfast bike you can buy!

Faults:

Cam chain tensioner wore out at 15000 miles, but was quite cheap and very easy to replace.

Tyre pressures have to be maintained for perfect handling.

General Comments:

The best bike I have owned in 32 years biking. I also own a VTX1800 and an XR250.

The Blackbird is utterly fantastic and great for long distance fun, as well as a good thrash about.

The performance is awesome!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2005

7th Apr 2005, 07:08

I totally agree, a faultless, reliable, powerful cruiser, race bike (if you're getting on a bit!). I've taken mine 7000 miles around France in a week, been to snowy Norway, driven up & down length of UK to bike rallies & shows. And never once has it let me down!

I service it regular & the only "problem" was my own fault as I left the heated grips on while parked in Norway & flattened the battery (I tried to recharge too quickly & wrecked the battery- £90 Norwegian price).

Other than that, I agree keep tire pressures good for even tire wear & a good chain oiler.

An excellent bike. I have looked for alternatives now she is 5 years old, but nothing comes close for all round usage.

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews