1987 Honda CBR1000F Reviews

1987 Honda CBR1000F from United Kingdom

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha FZR1000

Summary:

A good, fine handling, powerful fast touring machine

Faults:

No faults at all with this bike in the time I have owned it.

General Comments:

I find the CBR 1000 an excellent all rounder. Maybe not quite as quick as an all out sports bike, but that's not what it was designed for. It's a fast tourer, and at that it excels.

It is a little on the heavy side, and I find that with a full tank of fuel, it tends to drop into corners at low speed. Other than that, the handling is fine for such a heavy machine.

Build quality is of the usual Honda high standard. My own bike is 23 years old and completely original, even down to the exhaust collector box.

All in all, an excellent all rounder that does exactly what is says on the tin..

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2010

1987 Honda CBR1000F from United States of America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1200 Aspencade

Summary:

Practical yet sport-worthy bike

Faults:

-- Oil pressure-powered cam chain tensioner is flaky near idle, but with the increase in oil pressure as you rev higher the tensioner does fine. Early oil changes help, too.

-- Previous owner destroyed original engine at 39k miles, purely due to abuse however.

General Comments:

The 600+ pound wet weight is actually wonderful for sweeping corners: the bike is very stable.

The factory rear tire size is far too narrow for serious racing application, but can save plenty of money on replacement. Don't look for a hot hole-shot or a nice wheelie with the weight/tire combination, but the bike will certainly not disappoint. Mine will, in fact, pull from 25mph to above 160mph in 6th gear, so bottom and mid-range is wonderful.

On cold days with short trips, mileage has never come below 38mpg, and on long, open road she has achieved a bit over 50mpg!!

So far, so good: this bike is built like a Honda. Better comfort than the average sport-bike, very excellent performance (3.0 second 0-60mph time is very attainable), good fuel economy, and extra-stable handling make this bike a jack of all trades, and a master of a few as well.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2007

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews