1976 Honda CB550 Four
Solid, bullet-proof motorcycle for the ages!
I'm lucky to own a 35 year old bike that the two previous owners loved. This bike looks as though it's been on the road about a year or so. The only issues I've had so far are:
** Carb float stuck for a day. It freed itself on the next ride.
** Starter solenoid just went bad. Thankfully, there are plenty of used parts around to fix inexpensively.
** Speedo gauge lights went out (old). I found OEM Stanley bulbs and fixed within 30 minutes.
I don't think you can find a more dependable, nimble, better handling, and mechanically engineered motorcycle than Honda. You might here it all the time, but this statement is true: Old CB Honda's are bullet-proof. To me, they are the best bikes I've ever owned.
These make fabulous starter bikes, too. Relatively inexpensive to purchase. Lots of used parts to fix yourself. Not extremely complicated with a Haynes or Clymer manual.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th November, 2011