2002 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird


Great bike, more than meets the eye!


I have had only one thing go wrong with this cycle; I had one wire on a pigtail break. I assumed it was a regulator and purchased it ($200). I properly fitted the 6 inches of wire for 19 cents and was back on the road.

Saved the regulator, so if Honda quits making them, I'll have one.

General Comments:

This bike makes big power, but you can hardly tell without look at the speedo.

I have had this bike 4 yrs now and do not notice the linked-brakes.

My longest trips have been around 150 miles each way; the comfort is excellent for me @ 5'10 and 200lb.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2010

22nd Jan 2011, 10:59

Currently have a mint 95 CBR1000f. Wish the pegs were a little lower. I'm 6'3". But I appreciate the bike's heft and stability for touring. Last summer my buddy and I traveled all day in the rain and strong wind. He, on his ZX-10, commented on how the wind pushed him around. Wasn't a problem for me!

Is there more leg room on CBR1100xx? Thanks all.

1998 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird


A great all-around bike with almost no faults


Replaced the regulator/rectifier around 50K miles.

Replaced the front wheel bearings around 60K.

Replaced the battery around 50K.

Ummmmm, lets see... the rubber band around the tool kit broke in under 20K miles.

That's about it - dead reliable.

General Comments:

This is a great motorcycle. It tours, blasts, and commutes with equal aplomb.

I've ridden it across the country on a 6,000 mile, 12 day tour and loved almost every minute of it. The 11th & 12th days, my butt was getting a bit tired.

The fairing offers decent weather protection for my 6' frame.

It handles two-up riding as if there was still only one person on board.

My only complaint really is that it's a bit on the heavy side, but it's not designed to be a super-sport track burner, so I can live with the trade-off for high speed comfort and stability.

It's really not bad on tires if you're not a WFO-type of rider. I usually get 10-15K out of my sport-tourer type tires. Sure you can ride hard and have to change them every 5K if you want, but that's not for me.

It's not exactly a fuel miser - I get about 38MPG, but for 130 or so rear wheel HP, that's not too bad :-)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2006

20th Feb 2007, 11:41

It is one of the best bikes I've ever ridden. It has plenty of power, handles like a dream, and the braking is good.

1997 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird




Nothing wrong with this amazing machine.

General Comments:

At 150 km the bike begins to feel as if it were floating above the road and one reaches pure utopia at 175. Pure bliss. Like no other machine ever made. My frequent runs above 220 eventually landed me a few weeks in jail -- but the years of enjoyment were well worth it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2006