Honda CT90 Review from United Kingdom

1980 Honda CT90

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1989
Acceleration marks 1 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 1 / 10
Handling marks 0 / 10
Braking marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.7 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles


A cheap thrash bike


Nothing, but it did blow up less than one week after I sold it for twenty five pounds.

General Comments:

This bike was reliable.

The brakes were horrific, very dangerous having the front wheel rise up as you brake.

I rebuilt the motor and threw it some tyres and some brakes.

I completely redlined this bike every day for over one year and it took all the abuse.

Being air cooled it would idle lumpy when it really had a good thrashing.

I used to love thrashing this thing down the road and seeing peoples faces shocked at how loud and how fast I was going.

I fell off it twice, a little too drunk from the previous night out!

Still I would just pick it up and ride off again.

The handling bordered on dangerous, very under engineered.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2004

21st Dec 2004, 17:01

Good one mate. You are bang on, these bikes are built to be dropped!

Average review marks: 2.7 / 10, based on 1 review