1985 Honda XBR500 from United Kingdom
Buy one before the classic bike nuts discover just how good it is
After having to sell my Triumph Trident due to hip problems last year, I was looking for a fun light weight bike to use at weekends and trips to work.
I found this XBR in a small bike garage in Exmouth. I paid £650 for it with 12 month MOT. The bike was tidy but needed a good clean.
I can really recommend these bikes, as I don't think I've had so much fun on any bike I've ever owned, and I have had 15.
It can run rings around larger and newer bikes on A & B roads; just keep the revs up and your knee down.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2008
23rd Dec 2009, 06:59
XBR a classic? Surely not one of those huckery looking things with the comstar wheels and odd styling.
Why even bother when there are GB 500's out there?
4th Apr 2015, 21:53
Don't underestimate the XBR500 my friend; yes the GB500 will likely be more sought after, but that doesn't mean the XBR won't become a classic bike.
Look at any classic bike dealer and you'll see all manner of turnips rated as classic! The beauty is in the eye of the beholder; it may not be pretty to you, but I love the old thumper...
I agree with the original post, tuck one of these away now while they are cheap as chips :-)
22nd Jun 2015, 09:27
Not all had the lighter comstars. I'm lucky, I got both.
29th Aug 2016, 09:16
That's right, keep on talking, that way the prices will remain nice and affordable.