1985 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk
One of my most favorite bikes to ride!
Nothing serious has gone wrong with this motorcycle.
The usual wear & tear items have been replaced, such as the battery, lights, tires, brakes and such.
The seat did split at the seams and the carbs were rebuilt at about 15 years old.
The chrome has held up well, as well as all of the aluminium parts.
This bike has been extremely reliable and easy to maintain.
Being of average height and weight, I found it maneuverable at low speeds.
Its seating position is comfortable and upright. Not tank hugging like a sportbike, not stretched out like a cruiser.
It is very quick & nimble. Well balanced, easy to toss thru the corners.
It handled 2 up riding with ease, with the 6 speed gearbox and a nice 2nd torque curve above 4500 RPM.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th November, 2014
31st Jul 2015, 00:22
So I am getting a Honda Nighthawk, a 1985. I haven't drove it yet, and I am just wondering how good the bikes are? Thanks.
7th Oct 2015, 22:40
I just bought an '85 650 NH a month ago. I love it; the only things I don't like about the bike are the front brakes and the gas tank size (too small). Other than that, it's really a great bike.