1986 Honda XBR500
A cheap, fun, 80s classic that's rewarding to own and ride. Great little bike :-)
Silencers were pretty shot when I bought the bike, so fitted a 2>1 Predator stainless system.
Side panels re-sprayed, otherwise a smart bike.
Recently failed it M.O.T. on the rear brake - wheel spun up on a lathe and lightly skimmed the hub braking surface, new shoes fitted, and passed its re-test.
A fairly simple 500 thumper that is great fun to ride on sunny Sunday mornings. Long journeys are probably not that comfortable, and with stock bars and mirrors, the rear view is hopeless.
The bike has much charm and character - I'll not be parting company with it in the foreseeable future...
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2015