17th Aug 2008, 11:28

Some very nice comments above.

I used to ride nearly 20 years ago and saw a 92 model the other day which has made me wonder about buying it, I need something for work which is about a 70 mile roundtrip.

Do people think a CBR 1000 F would be a reasonable purchase or not a good idea for a returning old biker?

I've also a seemingly stupid question I'd like to ask: Do any of you leave your bike outside, ie at the mercy of the heavens and so on?

Despite my best efforts I can't find anywhere that'd let me leave it under cover, it's gone a bit like this:

Me and bloke looking at empty space in a communal garage and he, straight faced, turning to me and saying:

'Nah, no space sorry mate, and no parking spots going either') so I'm stuck with leaving it outside, theft I'll accept as going with the territory but I'd like to think the Honda would last the winter etc, at least as well as any other?

I know it's silly but my old XJ seemed to survive OK-ish over 4 years, was a shaftie and back in the early 90s though.

Any comments would be appreciated.


17th Aug 2008, 21:50

I bought my 1993 CBR1000F new; circumstances kept her in the back of the garage for all but 1,675 miles. I brought her back to the dealership for a full run through and had to replace the tank since she was sitting so long (corrosion). Just picked her up yesterday -- WOW! I simply forgot how much fun it is to right this amazing machine. It's like new with only 1,700 miles and I'm having a blast riding again. Can't say enough about this machine.

11th Sep 2008, 06:19

Have just purchased a trade in CBR1000F from a dealer who sold it to me trade for £1000... he's my brother. I've had a Hyabusa, 1200 Bandit, GSX 1400... a lot of big powerful bikes.

This bike is so far the most fun I've had since the late 70's.

Other comments say that the bike is very forgiving, I completely agree. I took it out yesterday, and at 120mph it was like doing 70 behind the screen. What a fantastic bike.. Got a noise from the top end mind..


12th Sep 2008, 20:26

Howdy all.

I live in South Australia and have owned a 1991 CBR100F Super Sports for about a year now with only 30,000 on the clock.

Has anyone out there put a cam in these bikes, as I am looking to do it shortly, and would appreciate any feedback I can get?

I see from some of these previous posts that people are saying they are pretty quick, but I tend to disagree, as I seem to get blown off the road by just about everything that is 1990's up (yes, I know it is only classed as a tourer).

I have to admit these bikes are one comfortable tourer, which is why I am thinking of doing her up a little.

My brother has a 2001 Yamaha R1, which has been bored out e.t.c. and it is absolutely terrible, compared to my bike; it is like a 50cc scooter versus a 1000cc bike. But saying that, it is the most uncomfortable ride out, around corners you just can't fault it, but on a long distance my CBR1000F is just some much more comfortable, and seems to sit to the road better, especially as previously said when the wind picks up in Aus, you need something with a bit of weight just to stop that bloody wind factor.

Anyway, I have ridden most new bikes that will blow my CBR1000F of the road, but none of them feel anywhere near as comfortable to ride though.

So if anyone has cammed or big bore kitted a CBR 1000F, I would like to know what sort of difference it made in power, take off e.t.c.

My email address is breaker1@internode.on.net

9th Feb 2009, 11:55

Hey all.. I ride a 95 black and yellow model with Krauser Panniers and double bubble screen.. Bikes in immaculate condition in every way... so well put together and comfy... I have seen bikes quarter of its age falling apart and looking quite tacky..

My bikes done 97000k's with no problems what so ever.. fires up first time.. smooth and a joy to ride, carries my girlfriend and I every weekend for as far as we feel like going in comfort, free of anything breaking down..

Had Michelin Pilots {180 rear}.. but decided to downsize to a 170 rear with Dunlops D209 sportmax, made a huge difference and prefer the 170 to 180 rear tire, great tire with loads of feedback and grip..

Amazing machines these..don't make em like this no more..Cheers.

25th Feb 2010, 15:39

I have a 90 CBR1000f, red, white and blue, it's a bad dude, I will have this bike forever. It's beautiful, fast, and just the coolest bike on the road. I have 37000 miles on it now, and have not done anything to it but keep it super clean.

I will buy another one just to have, keep on riding!!

22nd May 2010, 21:06

I used to own a 1991 EURO version in Spain. I bought a 1993 US version in great condition with 73,000 miles. I just turned 75,632 miles, just purchased a new set of Bridgestone Battlax 021 tires. I love the bike, she runs great. I am planning to keep her for a long time. With both of my bikes ownership, they've been very reliable, just changing the oil.

Highly recommended for a comfortable sports tourer with Honda's reputation of reliability.

29th Dec 2010, 05:17

I too had a 1991 1000f. I wish I had never sold the bike. I now have a 2004 Yamaha FZ1000. The Yamaha does not even compare to the 1000f. The speed of the 1000f was a lot better, and the handling was better. I do wish I could buy that bike back.

Bottom line, is that if you want a good all around bike, that looks different and can hang around with the big boys, the 1000f is the bike for you. I could do stunts and corners very easy. I took my bike to the drag strip and could run in the low 10's high 9's. And I even took it to Mid Ohio track, and could hang with all the bikes there. If you know how to ride, you can do what you want on the bike.

Oh, and by the way, my Yamaha even has the R1 engine with the big cams. So if you have a chance to buy a 1000f, any year, GET IT!!!

Everyone keep the shiny side up and rudder side down, unless you're doing a wheelie..

E-mail me if you want brucewilliams777@yahoo.com..

4th Mar 2011, 03:07

Not much more I can say, I have had a 95 CBR1000f, and kicked myself everyday for selling it, and I have now just bought a 91 model CBR1000f, and am expecting delivery first thing in the morning, and I can't wait!!! If you want a good reliable quick bike that's also great to tour with your bird, grab a CBR1000f, you won't regret it. They are ultra reliable and still look the goods twenty years on... I won't be selling this one!!!


Tasmania Australia.