1982 Honda CB450SC Nighthawk from United States of America
I would buy another one in a New York second!
Fork seals leaking, but that is a maintenance item. The bike IS 35 years old!
Ignition switch. Had to take it out, disassemble and clean. Now it works fine.
I absolutely love this motorcycle. The seat height is almost 31 inches, so good for me at 6'3". Wet it is just over 400 pounds, and even with me at 240 pounds, the wind can blow me around a bit. My legs are just a bit cramped with the mid-controls, but nothing horrible.
The handlebars are situated just perfect. I sit upright and it is a very comfortable motorcycle to ride. It accelerates well for being just a 450 too! I have learned to run the RPMs higher before I shift (red-lines at over 9,000).
Aside from normal maintenance like adjusting valves, cam chain, replacing chain and sprockets, fork seals, and clutch cable (all relatively easy to do for a mechanically inclined person), the only real expense was the rebuild of the 2 carbs. But again after 35 years, I can't complain! This is an all around GREAT commuter bike that I would absolutely buy again, and if you can find one in decent condition - buy it!!!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th June, 2017