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1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk from Romania

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 kilometres
Most recent distance23000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha RD 350

Summary:

Nearly perfect

Faults:

I encountered some electrical problems with the starter one year ago, finally it was nothing really serious, but it happened in a moment when I didn't have much time to fix it, and I really wanted to take a ride; whatever...

It is not very easy to find accessories for this model.

General Comments:

It is the most extraordinary bike regarding the mechanical reliability.

In fact the manufacturer designed and engineered the engine (and the mechanical parts) like a car one; basically there's no need to repair or service it never ever (of course, you need to take care a little bit, by changing the oil, brake pads, etc... when required and ensuring correct - minimal - maintenance).

It is quite comfortable, easy to handle, it doesn't vibrate and it isn't noisy (for a motorcycle)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2008

1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk from United States of America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CM450 Custom

Summary:

The Nighthawk 750 is all the bike you'll ever need

Faults:

-- Tachometer broke at 25,000, replaced it, the replacement broke at 40,000. This is a known fault on 90s NH's and very expensive to replace. Used ones go on eBay for $300!

-- Tach instrument light out (Other lights in the same shell work).

-- Didn't come with a center-stand. You can add one for about $100 and you need it.

That's it! Normal replacement of tires, chain, battery, oil and filter every 3K miles. Spin-on automotive oil filter easy to change out.

General Comments:

Fantastically reliable, as it should be, with an air-cooled 4 that has 30+ years of development in it.

Hydraulic valves need no adjustment ever... a big plus.

Performance in all aspects is middle-of-the-road, but plenty good enough for commuting, sport or touring.

"Standard" riding position lets you sit like a human being. No extreme lean either direction. You can't find this anymore. Very comfortable, even after hours in the saddle.

These bikes are cheap! You can get a great one for about $2500.

Other bikes are faster and more stylish (and way more expensive), but this is all the bike you'll ever need. Those who "trade up" from the Nighthawk later regret it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2006

19th Sep 2006, 16:04

You got totally nailed with the tacho repair guy. Yes you are correct they go out often. I have fixed mine by simply removing the cable at the tacho head and giving it a good lashing of brake cleaner. I have now done this twice over 35k miles. I say you got ripped, this is a well known fix. I suggest you find you another mechanic.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 6 reviews