Review on the Honda CBR-1000F, based upon my personal experience. — CBR…

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Honda CBR 1000 F






THE HONDA CBR-1000 F (from — till 2000)


Long before the CBR-1000RR was the and while the two may share the bulk of respective model denominations, was as far as the similarities went.

The CBR-1000F was for its day, and with acres of bodywork was a first-rate tool for slicing your way across the at a rapid old pace.


Launched in by today’s standards the bike is of any esthetically redeeming features. At the some people thought it was futuristic, others thought it had up in a forest of ugly trees.

It a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 998cc, 16-valve engine, which a claimed 130hp or thereabouts. A shaft kept things below 5000rpm, making it civilised until it got a decent up its skirt. The engine began housed in a steel perimeter and ended up in the same — a case of don’t fix what broke.

Suspension was by 41mm forks up front and a monoshock at the

The year 1989 saw modifications to the model’s cam chain tensioner, to try and the dreaded rattling that at disturbingly low kilometres, but really to nothing more than an rattle. Apart from the forks became more wheel sizes grew to radial tyres and it got heavier. importantly the bodywork underwent a change, which immediately it easier on the eye and lowered its seat at the same time.

The next of any significance came in late when the Dual Combined System (abbreviated as DBCS) This much-maligned attempt to the inept throwing themselves up the under brakes, was met with and sarcasm.

Briefly, the front brake operates the front calipers and proportionally applies the rear The back brake pedal the rear caliper and one piston of front brake caliper. it was an important step on the evolutionary in recognising that a good of riders are incapable of saving and DCBS has since evolved a sophisticated and worthwhile piece of

From there onwards the were small but aimed at the quality and appeal of the bike which it did. The CBR-1000F is rightly an icon, and even now 13 after my photo model Type of 1996) was produced, it an outstanding used bike


The CBR is a big motorbike in the old of long and stable. Actually, it big because it is big. This into a roomy ride allows the more generously among us to enjoy the scenery than worry about how to the pressure spots.

It’s very kind to pillions, a decent seat, low footrests and a rail.

Early models some speed before the really lightens up, but thankfully moving it steers fairly despite the weight of about 260 kg The downturned clip-on bars above the yokes are relatively and like all sports style improve the faster you go. The footrests are low and in concert with the soft do little for the cornering clearance.

The of a low seat (780 mm), a sporty riding position, fairing protection and a decent range of well over 300 km the 21 liter tank, make the CBR good at fast touring. if you like to up the pace you’ll the fuel consumption increases

Strangely even this to have been considered, as the tap is big and easy to find, even in gloves. The bike is covered in thoughtful details that are over time. Lights are big and the front giving a particularly spread.


The dashboard is of course dated now, but nevertheless and typically Honda, clearly that Honda also cars. It even has a centrestand an item that’s becoming an piece of standard equipment days.

Below 5000/rpm the is as close to a magic carpet as possible to get. It pulls nowhere with a purring that is as muscular as it is friendly, and the bottom end power isn’t it’s certainly enough.

plenty of muscular midrange builds in a nice, dependable but once the tacho needle seven thousand, the story as the engine boosts forward all the way to the redline and an indicated 250 km/h. So told.

Make no mistake, the CBR F is still a fast motorcycle.

in the twisty stuff is resolute and some shoulder work, and the larger bumps and holes can the plush but somewhat basic it rarely gets compromised.

may scrape, but the bike is enormously and is capable of being ridden by riders of all abilities. In the event things do get out of hand, the twin discs gripped by dual piston calipers still enough power to stop you in a short distance, regardless of from test ride Sure the DCBS linking a little time to get used to and may not everyone, but it works and works well.


Servicing can be kept low if you do the services yourself, but at a dealers is not prohibitively expensive, if you take off the fairing yourself.

so the CBR is pretty simple, with clearances being by simple adjuster. A basic service is every 6.000 km with a clearance check at every km.

The cost for the service comes in at — 140 for the minor and about 200 for a major, if no adjustments need to be


The is a very reliable motorcycle virtually no known problems.

bikes with more 60.000 km on the clock can get a little in the cam chain and alternator chain, as the and the chains themselves wear

However, it’s an easy fix won’t stress the bank unduly, and will give at another 60.000 clicks needing more attention.

If the of the bike is beautiful, just a bargain based on a mechanic a listen.

While on the subject of cam some owners report the carbs go out of balance quite which in turn causes the cam to clatter because of the uneven at idle.

Balancing the carbs a long way to improving things, but by now will be a bit of wear in the carbs, so up may well be not quite as good as it

The six-speed gearbox is typically by means of being a little bit and not without the odd false neutral, but to give trouble. In fact more likely to be problems the linkage getting gummed and leading to a doughy, stiff at the lever.

When buying, if it okay then it probably is. are stories of igniter boxes up but I don’t personally know of a case.

Always try to spend time checking out the things wear, such as bushes and and then the consumables that can add a amount to the purchase price if you to replace them.

Because of its and weight, chains, sprockets and can get a hard time if the rider is with the throttle.

However, the CBR tends to be the choice of more riders, it’s not unusual to that the bike will with all manner of ‘sensible’ like racks, panniers, oilers etc, which can offset the cost.

Always take care and carefully for accident damage. The CBR has little fairing protectors into the side of the fairing, are very effective at preserving the in the event of a drop, but they do for the mufflers. They are also cheap to replace should get marked.

Other indicators of may be found around the fairing holes. Look for crazing in the which shows that the has been stressed at some If nothing else it may give a to the type of Neanderthal that may been entrusted with the

Naturally the suspension will be way its best unless someone has money on it, and so will the brakes. So sure you check the forks and disc thickness. Once though, neither should put you just adjust the price


In my the advent of the linked braking in 1992 puts anything that out of the equation.

The year saw different carbies thrown on to better throttle response, a restyle that endured to the of the model in 2000.

In terms of would be the best, there’s not a lot to from between them; decision can safely be made to price, condition and what are likely to be thrown in.

Personally, for me the models got better looking, as looked classier than the

More particularly, I like the schemes, especially from the with the flamed design.

A set of 36 liter panniers from or the 30 liter units from own catalogue are essential for serious after the replacement has been of the original endpipes into a of LASER PROSTOCK mufflers, are lovely to look at and which produce a really beautiful, note.

Heated grips for year-round would also be a worthy if you live down south then just a freshen-up of brakes and suspension, some flatter handlebars and you can leave alone.


Honda CBR 1000 F


The HONDA CBR-1000F is refined and a truly great and it also represents everything Honda is reknowned for.

The that it is considered bland may in be its finest attribute, after all not everyone needs to make about themselves or their of mount.

As a used buy for a person who to ride for the sake of the ride, still one of the most relevant and bikes in the market place.


(Type built in 1996, with and 3-coloured flame scheme)

I my own CBR1000-F (1996) on 23/01/2009, at about 70.000 km (69.792 km to be on the clock, which is the start of a love affair.

I still back upon fondly the day of my hand) purchase in January As my first bought motorbike, a energetic and fast Kawasaki D-type (1994) is still on to courier on during the week, my CBR is my ride — the weekender, if you

Compared with the 149 HP powerful of my Kawa ZZR, my CBR’s 130 HP a big figure back, knowing on a relatively open, sweeping the Kawa ZZR is simply superb and fast and furious.

Though the CBR is a heavy beast to wheel the garage or thread through after building up only a speed, his weight (as only melts away, leaving a confidence-inspiring ride instead.

from regular servicing and the CBR never cost me a cent it is super reliable, even it had racked up well over km.


To an extremely deep sound while starting and accelerating and for the of a nicer sportslook, instead of the (black) pipes, my CBR now is equipped a goodlooking full inox PROSTOCK exhaust system, as an bonus, which produces a heavier deeptone sound, my motorbike a more agressive and an even more powerful

If you don’t mind the conservative and you’re after a fast machine whether you’re or two-up, the CBR-1000F is one of the utmost budget options, believe me!

to my personal experience, a Honda CBR itself from a lot of other by means of reliability, quality, and low fuel consumption (depending on the style).




Easy to with


Max power: 130 HP at

Max torque: 8,3 kg-m at 6.500/rpm

Model: 1996 Honda

Cheepest quote: — (12 months, in combination with a car


At about 45,00 (12 months, depending the city you live and the local


So dear Honda-lovers, I to be helpful with this detailed information, comments and reviews I just shared my personal knowledge and experience.

regards from a passionate CBR-driver.

Honda CBR 1000 F
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