Product Type: Honda motorcycles
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The Honda Big one cb1000 - bit of a bully, but a superb ride !
Member Name: bighondaUK
Advantages: Fast , Big, Handsome head turner
Disadvantages: I'll let you know when i find any of significance
After reading many reviews and doing my research , i decided to look at the Triumph Speed Triple or the Honda cb1000 ( AKA the Big One). After test riding a few pigs of triples, and a couple of good ones, i came across two CB1000's. Both were beauties and it was a hard choice....between the Honda's. I was and still am smitten.
Its Mint and cost under 2k a year ago, Ive already been offered 2k for it, ( but there is no way its for sale!) , so i guess these bikes hold their money. Mine is a Uk bike, 1996 on an "N" 35k miles.
Dont knock it over tho, its very heavy, tho when riding it you dont notice the weight and its as smooth as silk. Very punchy machine that lives up to the "muscle bike "tag, in both looks and performance.
Top speed i have had out of it is 148mph on the track with no mods except for smaller indicators ( originals are like cricket bats) and an aftermarket belly pan. Bear in mind tho, that at that speed it was not at all comfertable, even with the small fly screen diverting more wind than it looks capable of. At 90mph, its comfy enough....but not as draught free as its brother the cbr obviously.
I have owned a CBR and a Firestorm , ( among other machines) and i have found the big1 by far the easyest to service , with no plastics to contend with you can save yourself a fortune . I would advise a good quality heavy duty chain and sprock tho.
It is far cheaper to run than the bike mags say, i get about 55mpg at normal speeds of between 60 to 90 mph, and apart from general service parts ( which are comparable in cost to any other bike ive owned), its cost me nothing in repairs .
Its never let me down, looks the part, great fun to ride, and very comfertable due to riding position and proper big bloke sized seat. great to throw around twisties, superb for touring (if you dont worry about a bit of high speed buffeting) with a tank range of 175 miles before you hit the reserve switch.
I was going to sell it after the year for something newer ( or that was the idea when i bought it) but i really dont think i'll bother.
In all.....a damned fine , good quality bike thats built to last!
Summary: TOP NOTCH !
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