Honda Super Blackbird For Sale

Honda Super Blackbird
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Current Prices: £3,850–£1,850

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

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.

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
  • Large
  • Heavy

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Specs

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

Launch RRP: £8,600

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1996 £2,300 £1,850 £1,600 28,400
1997 £2,500 £2,000 £1,750 28,000
1998 £2,700 £2,150 £1,900 27,400
1999 £2,850 £2,300 £2,000 26,800
2000 £3,000 £2,400 £2,100 26,100
2001 £3,150 £2,550 £2,250 25,300
2002 £3,300 £2,650 £2,350 24,500
2003 £3,450 £2,750 £2,400 23,600
2004 £3,550 £2,850 £2,500 22,600
2005 £3,700 £2,950 £2,600 21,600
2006 £3,800 £3,050 £2,650 20,400
2007 £3,850 £3,100 £2,700 19,200
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
1996 138 135 273 10 / month
1997 484 464 948 12 / month
1998 473 467 940 180 / month
1999 715 581 1,296 190 / month
2000 468 382 850 71 / month
2001 516 356 872 120 / month
2002 288 187 475 66 / month
2003 256 165 421 79 / month
2004 331 192 523 47 / month
2005 351 153 504 120 / month
2006 269 120 389 55 / month
2007 303 120 423 80 / month

Source: DVLA

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