Honda CB-1 Review from United States of America

1990 Honda CB-1

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired5990 miles
Most recent distance34730 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha FJ1200


If I had to own just one, this would be it


This was my track bike and street bike for years, so it spent most of its time bouncing off redline. It developed a tiny head gasket leak (to the environment, not into the oil) around 31k miles. No other faults.

General Comments:

Handling is incredible from the factory, but is much improved with upgraded suspension front and back.

Braking is superb and only gets better with a stainless line up front.

Comfort is sufficient, but seat height is low, so seat to peg distance is small.

Technology is great with gear driven cams and liquid cooling, and the whine from the intakes is sublime.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2009

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 1 review