Product Type: Honda motorcycles
Newest Review: ... in town, mine is geared such that it jumps from the red lights like it is shot out of a slingshot. All the comments about not letting ... more
Member Name: FiscusFish
Date: 23/09/00, updated on 23/09/00 (12277 review reads)
Advantages: Comfortable and reliable
Disadvantages: Not really exciting enough for a bike with a 1 litre engine
Its a big old bruiser of a motorcycle. You could own one if you were small but it could prove to be hard work. Its a big bike basically for "big" people.
Its comfortable to ride if a little slow steering but again that's all to do with the size of it......The engine's plenty powerful enough with masses of torque and the '-1 moves at a fair old lick including showing 140mph + where "conditions allow.....". The engine itself is a detuned derivative of Honda's CBR1000, itself known to be fast, comfortable and dull as ditch water.
The Big One has certainly got more character than the sports bike, although its getting a little left behind by the competition now. Bikes like the Triumph T595. the Kawasaki ZRX1200 and even Honda's own X11 make the CB1000 really show its age. It has rarity in its favour and its a Honda so its reliable but you have to ask yourself is that enough?