Honda CBR600F4i Reviews

2002 Honda CBR600F4i from United Kingdom

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VFR750

Summary:

You can't get much better sports bike on the road

Faults:

Scraped it a bit when off-roading in a field in France.

Nothing.

General Comments:

This bike is easy to ride.

Fast, lightweight, therefore fun to ride. You can snap it through bends with ease.

The seat is uncomfortable after 100 miles, you can get aftermarket seats from USA (i.e. Corbin) which helps.

Looks good and futuristic 6 years on.

This bike was good for riding all over France, that's where the 'sports tourer' element comes in.. It is a bike that has a great riding position. It's just a top bike - ride one and see.

Gear changes seem to be more frequent on this 600 than my old VFR 750, which had more torque in all rev ranges, so you will have to change up and down more on the CBRf4i - then you get a bigger bike and it's heavier and less nimble - so it ain't that big a deal.. Get one, you will love it. Most 600's are similar unless you are Valentino Rossi or his mum or someone like that.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2008

2002 Honda CBR600F4i from United States of America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired3950 miles
Most recent distance11500 miles

Summary:

Everything you want in one bike

Faults:

Cam chain starting mildly slapping around 11,000 miles.

General Comments:

The perfect bike for any situation, the Honda CBR600F4I meets the needs of inexperienced and experienced riders a like. First bike? You'll be feeling like a super-hero in no time!

Don't worry about your neighbor, who has never ridden before, but just bought a brand new 1000, when he tells you that his bike is faster than yours. VERY few people actually use everything a 1000 has to offer, and when taking off at a red light - the better rider usually wins - not the faster bike. After effortlessly gliding your 600 through the first corner, things will start to come into much better perspective.

Most importantly, however - the 600 is hands DOWN the most comfortable rocket available! Just try to sit on a GXSR for two minutes, and your wrist will be killing you! I have ridden my F4I for hours without any discomfort at all - and I'm 6'3! So who cares if your neighbor's bike is a bike-length faster than yours - you're still faster than anything with 4 wheels! And when you get home - you won't have to wrap your wrist!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2006

2003 Honda CBR600F4i from Republic of Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CBR250R

Summary:

A fast and comfortable beauty

Faults:

No problems at all.

General Comments:

This is a great bike for someone who likes speed and power, but realises that most of the time you're just pottering along with traffic.

The big plus for this hog is its comfort and size. Your riding position is perfect for both cruising and getting your chin down. I ain't the tallest (5ft 8), but I could easily plant both feet on the road (more so with low profile tyres). Fast and comfy.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2006

2003 Honda CBR600F4i from Canada

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance9000 kilometres

Summary:

Fantastic bike!!!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong at all and it performs extremely well.

General Comments:

Great first bike (rocket ship). Will kill you though if you don't pay attention. Very, very fast and very agile.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2005

2003 Honda CBR600F4i from United Kingdom

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZX-6R

Summary:

Excellent build quality!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong at all. Excellent machine... unlike my ZX6R!

General Comments:

If you're thinking of getting a sports 600, then this is the only bike you will need. It isn't as mad looking or as racey as the latest tackle, but don't let this stop you from trying one. Some people say it's a 'Sports Tourer' now that the CBR600RR is available, but they are the type of riders that you can go around the outside of with your knee down, Sports Tourer indeed!!!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2005

11th Jul 2011, 10:26

Re: some comments on the CBR 600 F4i / F Sport. I bought mine in South Africa from the original owner. I saw the bike in the Honda workshop; the owner said it had a misfire on cylinder 2. Anyway, to cut a very long story short, the fault was traced to the fuel pressure regulator valve, which sits on the fuel injector rail and returns fuel to the petrol tank. It is a sealed unit, so it was replaced with a new one. On disassembly/uncrimping, there was no obvious hole or tear in the rubber diaphragm. I can only assume that the valve was sticking open and allowing fuel into cylinder 2, which eventually flooded. Cylinder 3 also over fueled.

I had been on chatrooms to try to resolve this, but it seems to be a unique problem.

CHRIS.

28th Dec 2012, 19:04

I have a CBR 600 F4i and it is misfiring. It doesn't do it when it's cold, but as it warms up it starts to misfire, and gets worse the warmer it gets, and only misses when I'm not getting on it. I pulled the spark plugs and it seems to be the number 2 and 3 that are having the problems. It sounds like I'm having the same problem you were having. Was your bike misfiring like I described?

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 5 reviews