Posts by tag: CBR1000F

Honda September 22, 2017 posted by

All the Fairing: Clean Tri-Color 1990 Honda CBR1000F

Honda’s biggest CBR from the late ’80s through the mid-’90s, the CBR1000F rather quickly got a reputation as a solid, if a bit boring, sport touring rig. Where its smaller stable mates made prodigious power in sprightly packages, the 600-pound 1000F was praised mostly for its long-distance ability and comfy riding position.

1990 Honda CBR1000F for sale on eBay

Though it gave up grunt to its competitors, it still pushed out more than 130 horses at the crank, and would shed a quarter mile in a hair over 11 seconds. Despite its weight and soft suspension, the big Honda did a surprisingly admirable job on twisty roads, as well. Those factors, and Honda’s renowned bank-vault reliability, combined to give the Honda CBR1000F an insane decade-long shelf life with just minor changes along the way.

The 1990 CBR1000F you see here was built after the model’s first refresh, which gave the bike slightly more power, slightly more weight and bigger tires to handle the increases. It is in excellent shape for its years, with just a few small scratches showing on the handsome red, white and blue fairings that cover almost the entire machine. This bike appears to come from the same Long Island, NY seller whose 1990 CBR600F we showcased last month.

From the eBay listing:

I’ve had this motorcycle about 7 years. I bought her with about 18,000 miles. Dealer maintained with new tires last year. The 998cc motor pulls strong at the low end with 110 HP and a top speed of 146 MPH. Pretty easy to get a speeding ticket as she’s very comfortable at 95 MPH. Reliable, fast, nimble, comfortable, and draws a crowd. Fun in the twisties for a big bike.

I’d love to keep her but it’s time to make room in the garage. I have 18 motorcycles.

The bike has some nicks and chips from driveway tipover and one at the local gas station…but overall in very good shape. Check out the photos and my EBAY rating. Low reserve and below book value. If you win it, you own it, and you won’t be sorry.
Make sure you are aware of shipping costs before you bid. Nobody likes to come to LONG ISLAND

The seller clearly subscribes to the N+1 formula for bike ownership, as this one shares garage space with, ahem, 18 others. The auction has not yet met reserve with an already-active corps of bidders.

All the Fairing: Clean Tri-Color 1990 Honda CBR1000F
Honda January 29, 2017 posted by

Hello Beastie: 1991 Honda CBR1000F

1991 Honda CBR1000F on eBay

In the late 1980’s/early 1990’s the major Japanese motorcycle manufactures all seemed to follow the same 3-level market segment philosophy.  At the bottom end were the learner bikes of 125cc or 250cc,  in the middle were the 750cc machines including Limited Edition repli-racers that could go to the track with a few modifications.  Finally in the top segment were 1000cc machines, big bikes that could do both big speed and big distances in comfort.   In this 1000cc (and up!) segment the results included machines such as the Kawasaki ZZR1100/ZX11 and our featured bike, a CBR1000F.

The CBR1000F actually launched in 1987 and originally followed the Honda “Hurricane” naming convention.   A redesign came in 1989 with improved bodywork including a much improved front fairing.   At the same time the Hurricane moniker was was dropped and the big beastie became known simply as the CBR1000F.

For anyone interested in the details of the changes, click here.

The big Honda wasn’t designed to win any awards for feather touch handling, and at nearly 500 pounds wet you weren’t going to pick it up by yourself if it tipped over.  But it would track straight and true against crosswinds that would blow smaller bikes around.   Basically it was exactly as advertised; a big bike that could do big miles smoothly via big speed.

This particular CBR1000F looks to be in excellent shape.   The OEM seat, already quite comfortable, has been upgraded to a Corbin unit and the front windscreen looks to be non-OEM but otherwise everything looks to be stock and in good condition.   The seller indicates the bike has recently come out of storage and has been refreshed but does have a few light scratches and is in need of fresh rubber.  The only issue I can see i some damage t0 the riders left exhaust which might mean the bike has gone down once but no damage is apparent in the bodywork.

Here is what the seller has to say:

  • Only 16,500 miles
  • New fork seals
  • New battery
  • Been in storage for over a decade, just taken out and reconditioned by Honda technician.
  • Carbs taken apart cleaned and adjusted to factory specs
  • Tires are in decent shape but would replace 
  • Bike does have numerous scratches/scuffs…all small scratches/scuffs and might be able to buff out but wanted to disclose all flaws.

So what is this bike beastie worth?   Is it worth more than its current no-reserve Ebay price of $1,326 USD?  Before you do a double take on that price, based on ebay recent sales history, this does seem to be about the current asking price for the early 1990’s CBR1000F.  But those bikes don’t look as good as this one, so I would expect this price to move up a bit.

While the Honda CBR1000F probably won’t ever appreciate in value, its still a very good bike with the bulletproof Honda reliability that was common of the early 1990’s.  The condition and low price of this one seems like a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to keep their main bike for the track but add something a bit more “grown up” to their garage and at a very, very good price.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Post Script – the same seller is also offering a 1986 Kawasaki 1000R in that’s more appealing, click here for details.

Hello Beastie:  1991 Honda CBR1000F
Honda July 9, 2012 posted by

Clean ’91 Honda CBR1000F (Hurricane!)

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Mileage: 16,513

Price: Auction, $3,600 BIN

Before the introduction of the legendary CBR900RR, the liter bike option from Honda was the CBR1000, or the Hurricane 1000 before Honda got all wussie about calling their sportbikes by cool names. Anyway, the CBR1000F is not the track ready, lightweight machines that the 900RR is, but it was a great all around liter bike if you wanted one that went fast and was comfortable. And also looked good.

This looks to be a clean bike with little in the way of any modifications and shiny paint. Here’s what the seller has to say:

For sale is my 1991 CBR1000F.  I’m the second owner of this bike and have had it since 1996. 

The mileage is low because I’ve always owned at least three bikes and rotate time on each, plus I don’t get to ride as much as I’d like. 

If you’re not familiar with the CBR1000, it has a great reputation for reliability and comfort.  It’s no light-weight, but the upside is it’s rock steady on the super slab and, if you take a passenger, you’ll barely notice.  It’s also fast, not Hayabusa fast, but it’ll get your attention when the tach gets above 6,000.  At 90mph it’s feels like smaller bikes at 60. 

It’s been well cared for with proper maintenance and winter storage, never abused and always garaged since it was new.  It is stock with the exception of stainless lines on the front brakes and the leather Corbin seat. (The Laminar Lip wind deflector is easily removed – and will be included with the sale.)  The carbs were serviced two years ago and the battery was replaced at that time.  The only cosmetic issue is seen in the photo of the left exhaust pipe. The original owner had dropped the bike on gravel and I never bothered to fix it. (I’m superstitious that way.) 

I would not hesitate to take this bike any distance as it sits right now.  It’s never let me down.  I’m north of 60 now and, quite frankly, it’s more motorcycle than I need these days.  I’d love to see it go to a rider who’d enjoy it as much as I have.  If kept in good condition, I can’t imagine that’s it’s value would do anything but go up as the years go by, but I’ll leave that to collectors to decide. 

I’m so sure you’ll like this bike, if you win the bid and come to pick it up and don’t like it, I’ll refund your money minus any fees.  Winning bidder is required to deposit $100 in my PayPal account within 24 hours of sale.  Full payment can be cash or certified check – which must clear before delivery.  Any shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer.

And the photos-

The seller describes the bike in good condition and with only minor modifications. The mileage is certainly low for the age and the only real cosmetic issue is the damage on the one pipe. It sounds like the bike has been well maintained and cared for, and that the seller simply wants to find it a new home.

The seller is looking for $3600, in order to take it home right now. Seems like a fair price to me. You could spend your days cruising on a nice piece of Honda history. If the new home the seller seeks is yours, then check this bike out!

-RN

Honda September 2, 2011 posted by

Red, Silver and Bitchin’- Another Clean ’93 CBR1000F!

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Mileage: 9,994
Price: Auction, $3,600 BIN

Well, another clean CBR1000F has popped up (that’ll make two this week) and I just had to write this one up too. Again, very clean, low mileage and looks original. And as mentioned in the previous post, this bike wasn’t the edgiest machine available at the time but still made for a potent ride. While not as potent as the game changing CBR900RR early released in ’93, the CBR1000F returned to the Honda lineup in ’93 after its brief absence in ’92. The bike would eventually leave the Honda line for good in ’96. However, for its years of production, the CBR’s 130 bhp 1000cc in-line four and 160 mph top speeds made for some good times.

Here’s the information from the seller-

AMAZING CONDITION 1993 HONDA CBR 1000F.  THIS BIKE WAS PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY A FRIEND OF MINE WHO IS 47 YEARS OLD AND OBVIOULSY METICULOUSY MAINTAINED THIS MOTORYCYCLE.  I AM THE SECOND OWNER (51 YEARS OLD) AND I HAVE CONTINUED THE MAINTANENCE AND ADDED SOME EXTRA’S.  THIS BIKE HAS LESS THAN 10,000 MILES AND RIDES AND PERFORMS BETTER THAN NEW.  SINCE I HAVE OWNED IT, I HAVE ADDED A VERY COMFORTABLE CORBIN SEAT, NEW VANCE AND HINES EXHAUST, NEW JET KIT, RECENTLY TUNED, TOP GRADE SYNTHETIC OIL, CHANGED ALL FLUIDS, FLUSHED AND FILLED RADIATOR, NEW TIRES, 2000 MILES AGO, NEW BATTERY IN 2008.

THIS BIKE IS AWESOME, VERY FAST, EXCELLANT HANDLING, AND IS LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME WITH SOMEONE WHO WILL CARRY ON THE TRADITION OF TOP NOTCH CARE AND RIDING ENJOYMENT.  GOOD LUCK.  THIS BIKE IS ALSO FOR SALE LOCALLY SO I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THIS AUCTION AT ANY TIME. 

YOU CAN PICKUP THE BIKE AFTER ALL SALE FUNDS CLEAR.  DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

GOOD LUCK.

This bike looks clean. Check the photos-

For a bike that’s almost 20 years old this thing looks to be in great shape. Appears that maintenance has been taken care of and upgrades (again the Corbin seat) are solid. The mileage is pretty low considering the age and if well maintained the bike should run for years to come. And I think the looks of the CBR1000F are timeless.

At $3,600 or maybe even less, I think any potential buyer will be getting a lot of bike for a reasonable amount of cash. And while this might not be the sportiest sportbike on the planet, I think it offers plenty for most of us (certainly me). Agree? Check it out!

-RN

Honda August 31, 2011 posted by

Red, White and Bitchin’- 1990 Honda CBR1000F

Location: Saltville, Virginia

Mileage: 33,000

Price: Auction, BIN $4,000

In the 1990 liter-bike world the CBR1000F (or Hurricane until Honda pulled the name) wasn’t the most aggressive model on the market. The GSX-R 1100 and FZR 1000 were more track focused, edgy machines. However, the CBR brought a lot of things to the table that made it appealing to many riders. Honda build quality, still serious liter bike power and ergonomics that would’t pretzel you meant a pretty solid choice for many everyday riders. I also happen to think the bike looks good, even today. I stood in awe of many a CBR1000 as a younger man. That awe still sticks with me.

Only a few more picks of this one-

Info from the seller-

FOR SALE

1990 HONDA CBR1000F ‘Hurricane’

33K miles

Red/White/Blue Color Code: NH193K

Excellent Condition – 9

Superb Build Quality, Fit, and Finish!

All Decals/Stickers as from factory.

PRICE: $4, 000

Mods/Upgrades

Corbin Gunfighter in Royal Blue Connelly Leather

Second Look Tank Bra

Throttlemeister

K&N Airbox Filter

Fresh Michelin Pilot Roads

New Sprockets/Gold Chain

Carbs Rebuilt/Synced

New Battery

All work done by Atlas Honda of Bristol, Virginia.  Sale includes original owners manual, tool kit, and navy blue seat.  More pictures available upon request.

Buyer responsible for shipping arrangements.

The seller highlights some modifications (the Corbin I’m sure is an upgrade from stock, but the original is included if desired). The rest looks to be good modifications and maintenance. The overall condition looks good too for a 21 year old bike, a testament to the quality Honda consistently puts out.

So, the question here is the price. The seller is looking for $4000 BIN. That’s quite a bit for this bike considering there’s 33,000 miles on the clock. Granted, clean versions of these bikes are not really around anymore. And this bike, if it has a solid maintenance history, should run for many, many more miles. I will also say again, I think this bike looks as good today as back when it was new.

But still, I think you should ask yourself if this bike is worth $4,000 to you. If you have decided it is, make the jump.

-RN

Honda August 3, 2010 posted by

Hurricane Season: Clean 1990 Honda CBR CBR1000F

Hurricane Season:  Clean 1990 Honda CBR CBR1000F

I love it when ordinary bikes survive the years like this one.  It makes an otherwise basic bike very appealing.  This one reminds a lot of 1994 GSXR750 we had posted on RSBFS recently.  They are both in absolutely mint condition.  Everyone expects a, insert any Italian bike here, to be in great shape and well cared for but no so for average Japanese bike.  It’s kind of funny what time has done to the styling of the CBR.  Doesn’t it have kind of a futuristic sport touring aspect to it now?  Time has treated the styling pretty well.   The Hurricane also takes you back to the time of fun monikers for bikes.   No more hyper sports or neon ninjas splashed across fairings.

Here is some info from the auction:

Own a piece of Honda Hurricane history with this beautiful extremely low mile Honda CBR1000F.  With only 4,701 babied miles, this is the one you have been searching for.  The 1990 edition was the only Hurricane produced with this stunning All-American Red, White, and Blue trim.  This machine is all original with the exception of new Michelin Pilot tires and a new battery.  

As you can see from all the pictures, this 1990 Hurricane is a gorgeous machine.  The engine has tens of thousands of miles left in it.  Most Hurricanes I have seen on various sites are newer models and still have over 30,000 miles on them….and their owners still rave about them!!!  This one has only 4,701!!!  They are great machines and look better than most brand new cycles.  Honda did something right when they wrapped this engine in a rocket-fairing!!!  It’s nice to own something this classic and have heads turn asking if it’s brand new.  Fuel efficient, lightening-bolt fast, and a classic in every sense, don’t let this low-mile missile pass you by!

This machine is being listed locally as well as in other publications.  I reserve the right to end the auction early for that reason.  Good luck bidding and feel free to contact me with any and all questions.  Clear title in hand ready for transfer to new owner.  Our feedback is impeccable!  I won’t waste your time.  I am only selling my Hurricane because my flight schedules keep me “on the road” too much and riding is becoming more time constraining.  Take care.     
 
With the Buy It Now price, I will include my two HJC AC-12 El Diablo Metallic Red, White, Silver, and Blue matching helmets with the mirror shades (only worn a handful of times by my wife and me).  I will also include the black tank bra, Joe Rocket magnetic tank travel bag, two new clear original helmet face shields, and two helmet bag sleeves!!!

 

I condensed what the seller had written about the bike so be sure to check out the auction for more info on the bike.  Of course the $4800 buy it now price  is way above book value for the bike.  As with most bikes we post here you have to throw out the book values because of the bikes condition.   You are basically paying for the opportunity to buy the bike you missed out on years ago in new condition.  If you’ve been waiting for a super clean CBR1000 from the early 90’s it is .

IK

Yamaha November 3, 2008 posted by

Yamaha Thunderace Market Update

After spotting the Yamaha YZF1000R for sale right here in town, I got curious about how rare this model is today. Turns out, I can’t find many available to evaluate! The few I spotted were actually outdated ads that had sold already. Most were a bit cheaper, but not by a great deal.

Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace

I guess what makes me believe that I could even contemplate a bike like this is that I have a very vivid recollection of riding shotgun back in college on my buddy Jay Johansen’s CBR1000F. While it was exhilarating, it certainly didn’t seem like the crazy, uncontrollable power that the CBR’s 135hp would suggest. Although this could be due to the additional weight: the CBR1000F weighs in at over 500 pounds, while the Yamaha tips the scale at 430 pounds. And the Thunderace certainly has more sporting intentions with more aggressive stance, bodywork, and another 10hp. But in conservative hands, surely it couldn’t be too much right? Maybe it is. Here’s a quote from Nigel Wines writing for Motorcycle.com on the YZF1000R:

The YZF1000 is a bike that only skilled, competent, experienced riders can enjoy — anything less, and you’ll just scare yourself silly. Or worse. If you haven’t got experience on big bikes and raced a bit, go for something else.

Well that pretty much rules me out as I’m only qualified to drive Miss Daisy compared to most sport riders. Or maybe that ride 15 years ago, when I was pretty young and naive, was faster than I recall.

Even though the motor is a bit outdated in this bike, basically lifted from the FZR1000, it is a 5 valve per cylinder, EXUP equipped, Yamaha motor. And damn they’re sharp looking motorcycles. I’ve been right-clicking-save-as like a madman on these articles!

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