Great commuter bike, excellent reliability, good gas mileage
Changed the oil recently, and it started to leak from the filter housing.
I would highly recommend this motorcycle to anybody. I started out on a 1982 Honda 450 CM Custom way back in the day. The Nighthawk was bought for the wife to get back into riding a motorcycle. This thing handles great around town, and I find myself driving it more than the three other bikes I have in the garage.
Great bike for zipping around town on, and it has some get up and go for a 450. Granted it's not going to win me any pink slips at the track, but it certainly has no issues on the highway or side streets.
Easy to maintain and very reliable thus far. I bought the bike recently; changed the oil, checked the plugs, and that has been it. Starts with just a quick hit of the starter switch. Needs about 3-5 minutes to get to operating temps and you're off.
I will keep this bike for a long time; will pass this on to the kids when they get old enough to drive.
Excellent product by Honda.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th June, 2013