1995 Honda CB250 Nighthawk from United Kingdom
Economical, light, reliable and comfortable, an easy bike to live with
Nothing much, header and silencer nuts vibrate loose.
The CB250 has exceeded my expectations. I bought it for a few hundred pounds with the idea of exploring local lanes and hamlets, as my other bike, a GSXR 1000, has the turning circle of a super tanker and is a pain to ride at low speed. The Honda meets my requirements as it has a low seat height, is light and very easy to handle. It is also very economical and cheap to insure.
Although I bought it mostly for pottering the local lanes, I thought I would try it out on a long day trip. The 270 mile journey consisted of a mixture of motorway and A and B roads. The bike cruised happily at between an indicated 65 to 80mph. The only real problem was not having a great deal of speed in hand when passing lorries on the motorway. The bike managed over 80mpg for the 270 miles, and it was only the last 50 that I found uncomfortable, but that may be related to my age (75). I am of average height and build (5ft 10in and 180lbs in full motorcycle kit). I fitted a louder horn particularly so I may be heard by oncoming white van man racing round the lanes. With the exception of an LE Velocette, it is the quietest bike I have ever ridden.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2020