I bought the PC800 for touring and traveled 800 miles round trip to get it, rode 400 miles back and found it very comfortable and smooth.
The tank range is only 100 miles.
The standard screen directs wind into your face,
the engine ran happiest at 60 mph; this is no road rocket, but purred all day and didn't use any oil or water.
On close inspection I found the head race bearings needed replacement and a more serious problem which was..
The rear swing arm rusted through.
These bikes need the correct tyres and Honda recommend Dunlop k555 tyres, which do make a difference.
An aftermarket high screen is a vast improvement,
hydraulic valves, shaft drive, CBR front brakes, drum rear.
The PC is a comfortable mild mannered, gentleman's ride.
Encased in plastic this bike offers exceptional weather protection. However, pay close attention to the frame which can get neglected.
The inbuilt rear panniers or trunk is very useful,
but make the bike look like a maxi scooter from the rear.
The ride is very smooth and the engine will pull to 100mph if that's your thing, but I select chill mode, sit back and arrive at my destination without feeling tired or irritable.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2009