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2007 Honda CBX250 from South Africa

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha YBR125

Summary:

It's an excellent vehicle, and is really worth the money I paid for it

Faults:

Since bought new during June 2007, nothing has gone wrong with the motorcycle.

General Comments:

Since new, I made an effort not to strain the engine, either by letting it labour in too high a gear, or by over- revving it in any gear. For approximately 500 kilometers, I took care not to exceed 100 km/hour in 6th gear.

This paid off, and the engine never over-heated or used any oil, and now it goes 120 to 130 km/hour easily.

I drive 90 kilometers a day, 5 days per week, of which 30 kilometers is high-way driving where my speed averages 110 - 120 km/hour, and I keep ahead of many vehicles (speed limit is 120 km/hour).

I live in South Africa (Paarl), and commute to Cape Town and back every day, as said, 5 days per week, and I find the fuel consumption excellent (33 kilometers per liter, doing 110 - 120 km/hour). If driven slower, the fuel consumption will be much better, of course.

I fitted a small windscreen, and this really helps a lot with the "wind factor", as by driving above 90 km/hour, the wind really is a factor to consider. The bike really "drives on rails" in the known Cape South Easter, and keeps its speed even in these terrible conditions. I'm doing a lot of driving in rain too and the bike never "died on me".

I "look after" my vehicles and strictly adhere to the manufacturer's service intervals etc., and this really pays off.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2007

19th May 2008, 02:37

I found this to be a great review. The person told all that I wanted to know and I have a similar situation (distance, area and weather conditions). I would have liked to have the person's contact details though as I have one more question namely, where he got the windscreen for the bike. Great review.

1987 Honda CBX250 from Canada

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance38500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CB1000 Custom

Summary:

Awesome little thumper

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

Most fun per dollar spent I think I've ever had. This bike tries so damn hard and has lots of soul; sure it doesn't go fast and you have to constantly wring its neck, but that sure makes things fun. Raking the gear box through twisties while getting 55 mpg rules.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2007

1987 Honda CBX250 from Canada

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 2 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 3 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.7 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 kilometres
Most recent distance26000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KLR650

Summary:

A ton of fun to rip around on

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

What a hoot to drive. The bike is underpowered, but what do you expect for a single cylinder 250? Don't let this fool you, it is still a bunch of fun to ride.

I actually bought this for my wife, it's her first bike. Light weight, easy to ride. What more could you ask for?

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2006

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 12 reviews