Once all the modifications and updating were completed, the bike is quite enjoyable to own and ride
Real poorly engineered camshaft oiling system. Had to go to home made modifications to get it right.
The entire valve train design was a engineering disaster. HONDA was really asleep at the switch on this one. Honda got it right in 1986.
Ignition switch went bad @ 36,000 Miles. Had to buy after market as HONDA no longer stocks the switch.
Front and rear spring and damping rates are way too soft. I had to go to after market for the right parts.
Due to its age the bike is no ball of fire. However, it has still plenty of power and is quite comfortable to ride long distances. Will still keep up with newer bikes.
Overall a very fun bike and very well mannered; not spooky to drive like newer more powerful bikes.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th November, 2006