Honda CBR1000F Reviews from United States of America - Page 2 of 2

1993 Honda CBR1000F

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX750F

Summary:

Great sport motorcycle for two up riding

Faults:

Cam chain tensioner getting louder at 65000 miles.

General Comments:

Great motorcycle for someone who wants a great sport bike and a great comfortable bike. Fast; very fast.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2008

1991 Honda CBR1000F

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired14364 miles
Most recent distance21412 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda 750 Custom

Summary:

The best motorcycle I've ever owned hands down

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

A great bike all around, very fun to ride on long trips and just around town. Handles great too!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd May, 2007

1987 Honda CBR1000F

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1200 Aspencade

Summary:

Practical yet sport-worthy bike

Faults:

-- Oil pressure-powered cam chain tensioner is flaky near idle, but with the increase in oil pressure as you rev higher the tensioner does fine. Early oil changes help, too.

-- Previous owner destroyed original engine at 39k miles, purely due to abuse however.

General Comments:

The 600+ pound wet weight is actually wonderful for sweeping corners: the bike is very stable.

The factory rear tire size is far too narrow for serious racing application, but can save plenty of money on replacement. Don't look for a hot hole-shot or a nice wheelie with the weight/tire combination, but the bike will certainly not disappoint. Mine will, in fact, pull from 25mph to above 160mph in 6th gear, so bottom and mid-range is wonderful.

On cold days with short trips, mileage has never come below 38mpg, and on long, open road she has achieved a bit over 50mpg!!

So far, so good: this bike is built like a Honda. Better comfort than the average sport-bike, very excellent performance (3.0 second 0-60mph time is very attainable), good fuel economy, and extra-stable handling make this bike a jack of all trades, and a master of a few as well.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2007

1990 Honda CBR1000F

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles

Summary:

Highly recommended!

Faults:

The gas tank leaks a bit if you fill it up all the way. The plastics are pretty much completely gone.

Bike is picky about what oil you put in her.

General Comments:

This bike is completely fun fast and underestimated. I can more than keep up with guys on more modern machinery. My bike is the classic beat up rat bike which runs 100% and has sticky tires on it. It's fun for people to look at you like why are you riding that? But when it gets twisty, all you see is them in your rear view!

I'm not really sure about the mileage - the cable broke at 65000 miles. The motor has never been opened up - this think is ultra reliable. It's only gone through tires, carb adjustments and oil. The clutch is original as well and I don't ride it gently! I wish it had a 6th gear!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2006

11th Jan 2007, 10:58

Well I don't know about your bike, but mine have all 6 gears :D.

21st Feb 2007, 08:53

I'm wondering what year yours is? I have ridden a few 1990's with only 5 gears.

13th May 2007, 12:23

Mine's good, and is a 1990 with 6 gears.

27th May 2007, 01:46

My bike sucks on corners. It's hard to turn, and RLs and GSXRs kill me... What are you people talking about?

1993 Honda CBR1000F

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance22500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Hurricane 600

Summary:

Definitely recommend buying one

Faults:

Alternator was very expensive.

General Comments:

Being a sport touring bike, it's very comfortable on long rides.

1000cc is a lot of power. Loads of torque.

Ultra reliable and reasonable to maintain.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2006

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 10 reviews