Honda Super Blackbird For Sale

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Honda Super Blackbird
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Current Prices: £4,550–£1,950
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

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 1,137 cc inline four engine, producing 164 bhp at 10,000 rpm and maximum torque at 7,250 rpm. The engine has dual balancer shafts and is mounted directly to the frame.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 310 mm discs up front with three piston calipers
  • 256 mm disc at the rear with three piston caliper
  • Combined braking system
  • 43 mm 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 186 mph 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

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.

Updates

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.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Smooth power delivery
  • Build quality
  • Reliability
  • Comfort
  • Very fast

Any Downsides?

  • Budget for bar risers and a screen
  • Heavy
  • Large

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Specs

Launch RRP: £8,600

Capacity: 1,137 cc (high)

Power: 164 bhp / 122 kW (very high)

Red Line: 10,800 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 180 mph / 290 km/h (very high)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 180 miles / 290 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 23.0 litres / 5.1 gallons (very high)

Seat Height: 810 mm / 31.9 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 255 kg / 562 pounds (very heavy)

Dry Weight: 225 kg / 496 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.643 bhp/kg / 0.480 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1996
£2,400
£1,950
£1,700
27,300
1997
£2,650
£2,100
£1,850
27,100
1998
£2,750
£2,200
£1,900
26,800
1999
£2,850
£2,300
£2,000
26,400
2000
£2,950
£2,400
£2,100
26,000
2001
£3,100
£2,500
£2,200
25,500
2002
£3,300
£2,650
£2,300
24,900
2003
£3,450
£2,750
£2,450
24,300
2004
£3,650
£2,900
£2,550
23,500
2005
£3,850
£3,100
£2,700
22,600
2006
£4,100
£3,250
£2,850
21,700
2007
£4,300
£3,450
£3,050
20,600
2008
£4,550
£3,650
£3,200
19,500

Year shows signs of appreciation

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1996
141
135
276
Rarely
1997
450
489
939
53 / month
1998
449
476
925
82 / month
1999
678
586
1,264
120 / month
2000
434
402
836
71 / month
2001
488
367
855
71 / month
2002
265
211
476
63 / month
2003
240
173
413
56 / month
2004
321
199
520
55 / month
2005
323
176
499
41 / month
2006
253
128
381
52 / month
2007
282
126
408
30 / month
2008
84
36
120
Rarely

Source: DVLA