1996 Honda CB750 Nighthawk Review

1996 Honda CB750 Nighthawk from United States of America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired11300 miles
Most recent distance14400 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda ST1100


The Nighthawk 750 is an all around fun reliable bike, with all the power you need (under 200#s)


I let the bike sit outside for a long time in the rain, and the ignition switch failed.

General Comments:

I thoroughly enjoy the Nighthawk 750.

The later model 91-03 is easy to work on (oil changes, farkling) and a blast to ride.

My previous bike was an ST1100 (not sure why it wasn't listed here).

For me the 750 provides all the power I care to use - it goes plenty fast, and is responsive.

My first bike was a GS425 Suzuki - it was gutless on the highway, though it vibrated pretty bad at higher speeds. By comparison, the Nighthawk CB750 eats up the highway no problem, and doesn't shake you up.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2012

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review