1982 Honda CX500
Rat bike for a dirty rat?
Hole in expansion chamber.
Clutch cable rubs against the frame and is wearing through.
Front brake was terrible at first, but it bedded in with use, and got better and passed an MOT.
The engine was running hot; as there was a hole in the expansion chamber, the radiator could not be topped up.
Shaft drive made a whining noise.
Rusty exhaust and radiator.
Performance is rather slow as most cars seem to be faster at the traffic light grand prix.
I took it up to 90mph once; that was enough.
Seat is not comfortable after about 50 miles, as then I had to get off to stretch my legs.
The noise it makes is rather feeble and annoying.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd August, 2010