Honda Super Blackbird For Sale
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Current Prices: £4,000–£1,750
RRP At Launch: £8,600
Power: 164 bhp
Engine: 1,137 cc, 10,800 rpm red line, 180 mph top speed
Economy: 35 mpg
Range: 180 miles from the 23.0 litre tank
Seat Height: 810 mm
Weight: 255 kg (wet), 225 kg (dry)
What Is It?
The Honda Super Blackbird is a premium sports touring bike and is often called the Gentleman's Express. It's powered by a liquid cooled 1,137cc inline four engine, producing 164bhp at 10,000rpm and maximum torque at 7,250rpm. The engine has dual balancer shafts and is mounted directly to the frame.
- Aluminium frame and swingarm
- Dual 310mm discs up front with 3 piston calipers
- 256mm disc at the rear with 3 piston caliper
- Combined braking system
- 43mm fork with adjustable pre-load
- Adjustable rear shock
- 6 speed gearbox
The model is often praised for build quality, finish and riding comfort. It held the record for fastest production bike until it was toppled in 1999 by the GSX1300R Hayabusa, shortly before the gentleman's agreement between the main players to limit top speeds to 186mph in 2000.
The 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear.
Colours: Silver, blue, black, red, black/silver
1998: New cooling system and thermostat housing.
1999: Major re-design with fuel injection, larger fuel tank, HISS, tail light, ram air system, clutch, oil cooler and new combined brakes. A de-tuned version of the engine is used to power the CB1100 X11.
2001: Catalytic converter, new digital dash and taller screen.
2002: New EFI mapping to meet emission standards and improved throttle response at low speed.
Did You Know?
The CBR1100XX Super Blackbird is named after the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the US stealth reconnaissance plane first flown in 1964 and previous holder of the fastest plane in the world title.
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Popularity / How Many Left
|Year||On The Road||Off The Road||Total||For Sale|
|1996||138||135||273||30 / month|
|1997||484||464||948||20 / month|
|1998||473||467||940||190 / month|
|1999||715||581||1,296||140 / month|
|2000||468||382||850||150 / month|
|2001||516||356||872||120 / month|
|2002||288||187||475||34 / month|
|2003||256||165||421||51 / month|
|2004||331||192||523||35 / month|
|2005||351||153||504||74 / month|
|2006||269||120||389||62 / month|
|2007||303||120||423||11 / month|
Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA
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