1998 Honda CBR600F3 Smokin Joe Edition from United States of America


Extremely sexy bike, I'm looking forward to owning and riding it for quite some time


It's has trouble starting and staying running. The guy I bought the bike from was selling it for that reason... I gave it a go on the side of the road and it fired right up, even shot some fire out of the exhaust, so it lead me to believe it was burning a little rich.

Now for a bike with only 20k on it, I thought picking it up for $500, I would be able to get it up and running correctly for nothing, giving me an amazing looking and riding bike for years to come. That has yet to be the case, and after reading other reviews, I feel as if it needs a tune-up and potentially a new regulator as well. I got the battery tested on it and that came back as a bad battery, so I bought a new one, but it still has starting issues.

Any advice so I can write an even better, happier, more in depth review, would be much appreciated.

General Comments:

Feels and looks great. I love the color of the bike, the deep purple and yellow contrast. I love the specs of the bike, it's HP and 0-60. When I can get it started and keep it running, it sounds mean as hell. Very marginal amount of rust, and 45 MPG? You cant ask for much better with its performance.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th June, 2016