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One-Owner Survivor: ’87 Honda CBR600 Hurricane

Bradley, IL – 8,149mi — $3,550 No Reserve


Long before the days of bikes and cars only being identified by alphanumeric codes and acronyms, there was the CBR600 Hurricane. The name just makes it sound awesome, and it is kind of sad that U.S. doesn’t have the Fireblade name for our 1000RR. Only a couple years after its introduction, Honda dropped the stormy moniker in favor for some numbers and letters.


Obviously, this bike isn’t going to compete with today’s 600 supersport class, but that isn’t how you should think about this bike. For the same price as a new 250cc from Honda you can have this inline-4 rocket. Also, if you wanted one of these so bad back in the day, but there weren’t enough lawns to mow to cover the cost, now is your chance.

From the seller:

NO RESERVE !!!!! 1987 Honda CBR 600 Hurricane.Only produced 2 yrs with the Hurricane script on the tank. I am the original owner of this bike . Always stored in inside, covered and meticulously maintained. Never raced or dropped and dusted, debugged ,and waxed after every ride. Has never been in the rain. The bike is completely stock with the exception of a few things that I will elaborate on. The F1 all-aluminum silencer is probably the first thing that will be noticed. I do not have the original silencer anymore. Tires have been changed only once since the removal of the stock rubber and Pirelli Sport Demons were installed which now have approx 500 miles on them. Photos will show the manufacturing cast tips on the tires to give you an idea of how new they really are.

The stock air filter has been replaced with a K & N product. Passenger footrests were removed shortly after the purchase of the bike to streamline the look in the rear. The original brackets that supported the foot rests were taken to a body shop and a friend of mine at the time did the work himself by cutting them off and smoothed all the roughness away and repainted both with a high gloss black finish. The end result is a look that turned out factory perfect. The front fairing has a small crack directly to the lower right of the headlight as you face the front of the bike. (See photo of headlight area) This crack is a factory defect and it was on the bike when it sat on the showroom floor. The seat is in perfect condition without a single flaw.

The tank has not a scratch or dent in it. All of the bodywork pieces have the original fasteners that secure it to the frame All bodywork and paint is ORIGINAL. Absolutly no scratches.No key fobs or other matter were attached to the starter key so as not to scratch the top clamp,If that will give you an indication on how picky i am.The actual mileage is 8149. Every gauge on the dash works perfectly including speedometer and tachometer. All lights work and switches too. There has never been any electrical issues. Brakes and calipers are in perfect working order . Last year I installed new float bowl gaskets; OEM float valves and an OEM petcock. Absolutely no oil or radiator leaks. Shocks and forks are original equipment and never an issue with either.

Also note; the plastic housing on the rear view mirrors has discolored slightly simply due to age and the inevitable breakdown in plastic properties through the years, which is, sadly, unavoidable.Not a showstopper but it still needs to be mentioned because the photos won’t be able to show the hue difference compared to the color of the fairing they’re attached to.The rear 42-tooth sprocket was replaced with a 44-tooth sprocket and I still have the original. Chain is original too.Original owners manual and Honda Service manual is also included with the bike and yes, all pieces in the tool kit are also intact. Swing arm stand included with the sale of the bike.

This one was featured on the site back in 2011 with a premium starting price. It didn’t sell back then, but it is going to sell now. This is probably the cleanest Hurricane 600 I have seen and being a one-owner bike, it is clear someone has loved this bike it’s entire life. I know a certain RSBFS author that is going to be pissed that this bike isn’t closer to his location… If you want to take home is super clean survivor, you can check out the auction here!



  • Nice bike ! What a festidious owner ! Shame he is selling it . I had one in 1987 , same color bought it with a mere 1500 miles on it for 1/2 price . I really enjoyed it . It was my first pure sports bike when I was 18 years old .

  • wow… if this bike was local, i think that i’d have to buy it, just for the sake of buying such a great example of this f1. very impressed.

  • Yea, the F1 was way ahead of it’s time…I loved the engine heat management…it worked very well. I owned the 89 model. We called this one the “Coca Cola” model.

  • I just sold my all original ’89 for $2800 with 14k miles. This is a screaming deal!!!

  • That sure brings back memories! I had one, raced and had it for the street. I learned the most about riding on that bike.

  • Yep, me too, I had that exact bike. Love it, but if I were going to relive the bikes of my youth, I think I’d rather have my ’86 Ninja 600, blue/red/white, back again. As much as I liked the Hurricane, the Ninja had more personality to me.

  • Sold for $3,950. -JS

  • WHAT A GEM !!!!! i love the old school bikes, now they’re like mosquitoes w/ a sponge for a seat.

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