2002 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird from United States of America

Summary:

Great bike, more than meets the eye!

Faults:

I have had only one thing go wrong with this cycle; I had one wire on a pigtail break. I assumed it was a regulator and purchased it ($200). I properly fitted the 6 inches of wire for 19 cents and was back on the road.

Saved the regulator, so if Honda quits making them, I'll have one.

General Comments:

This bike makes big power, but you can hardly tell without look at the speedo.

I have had this bike 4 yrs now and do not notice the linked-brakes.

My longest trips have been around 150 miles each way; the comfort is excellent for me @ 5'10 and 200lb.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2010

22nd Jan 2011, 10:59

Currently have a mint 95 CBR1000f. Wish the pegs were a little lower. I'm 6'3". But I appreciate the bike's heft and stability for touring. Last summer my buddy and I traveled all day in the rain and strong wind. He, on his ZX-10, commented on how the wind pushed him around. Wasn't a problem for me!

Is there more leg room on CBR1100xx? Thanks all.

1998 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird from United States of America

Summary:

A great all-around bike with almost no faults

Faults:

Replaced the regulator/rectifier around 50K miles.

Replaced the front wheel bearings around 60K.

Replaced the battery around 50K.

Ummmmm, lets see... the rubber band around the tool kit broke in under 20K miles.

That's about it - dead reliable.

General Comments:

This is a great motorcycle. It tours, blasts, and commutes with equal aplomb.

I've ridden it across the country on a 6,000 mile, 12 day tour and loved almost every minute of it. The 11th & 12th days, my butt was getting a bit tired.

The fairing offers decent weather protection for my 6' frame.

It handles two-up riding as if there was still only one person on board.

My only complaint really is that it's a bit on the heavy side, but it's not designed to be a super-sport track burner, so I can live with the trade-off for high speed comfort and stability.

It's really not bad on tires if you're not a WFO-type of rider. I usually get 10-15K out of my sport-tourer type tires. Sure you can ride hard and have to change them every 5K if you want, but that's not for me.

It's not exactly a fuel miser - I get about 38MPG, but for 130 or so rear wheel HP, that's not too bad :-)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2006

20th Feb 2007, 11:41

It is one of the best bikes I've ever ridden. It has plenty of power, handles like a dream, and the braking is good.

1997 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird from United States of America

Summary:

Bliss

Faults:

Nothing wrong with this amazing machine.

General Comments:

At 150 km the bike begins to feel as if it were floating above the road and one reaches pure utopia at 175. Pure bliss. Like no other machine ever made. My frequent runs above 220 eventually landed me a few weeks in jail -- but the years of enjoyment were well worth it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2006

2000 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird from United Kingdom

Summary:

One of the best bikes ever made

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong, superb reliability.

General Comments:

Simply the best all round sports tourer.

Stunning performance, comfortable and thrilling to ride.

Nothing to touch it for speed on the road or in town.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2006

1999 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird from United Kingdom

Summary:

The best all round superfast bike you can buy!

Faults:

Cam chain tensioner wore out at 15000 miles, but was quite cheap and very easy to replace.

Tyre pressures have to be maintained for perfect handling.

General Comments:

The best bike I have owned in 32 years biking. I also own a VTX1800 and an XR250.

The Blackbird is utterly fantastic and great for long distance fun, as well as a good thrash about.

The performance is awesome!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2005

7th Apr 2005, 07:08

I totally agree, a faultless, reliable, powerful cruiser, race bike (if you're getting on a bit!). I've taken mine 7000 miles around France in a week, been to snowy Norway, driven up & down length of UK to bike rallies & shows. And never once has it let me down!

I service it regular & the only "problem" was my own fault as I left the heated grips on while parked in Norway & flattened the battery (I tried to recharge too quickly & wrecked the battery- £90 Norwegian price).

Other than that, I agree keep tire pressures good for even tire wear & a good chain oiler.

An excellent bike. I have looked for alternatives now she is 5 years old, but nothing comes close for all round usage.