Best of both worlds
The left-side mirror broke off while I was adjusting it.
Charging system is a bit weak; the 84 and 85 models being BETTER than the 83 model.
Nice power due to a new Honda engine design.
The 83-85 Nighthawk 650s really are nice bikes. 6 speeds. Shaft drive, self adjusting valves, maintenance free.
50 mpg even when cruising at 80 mph.
I got a "motorcycle collector" plate since this bike is over 25 years old.
Center stand for winter storage.
Overall, I would say this is great bike to have. It is perfect to learn on and has enough power to hit the highways without any stress. I've laid mine down while learning and was able to easily find simple replacement parts to get her up and running again without any problems. Plus, this is a "sport cruiser", so you get an upright riding position and cruiser appeal with the power-plant and high-revving zip of a sport bike. Cool.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd May, 2010