Honda Super Blackbird Motorbikes For Sale

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Honda Super Blackbird
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Current Prices: £4,650–£2,550
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Real World Review

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.

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)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 35 mpg, 8.1 l/100km, 12.4 km/l (poor)

Range: 180 miles, 290 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 23.0 litres, 6.1 US 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

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)

Road tax and VED guide

Model History & 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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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2008
£4,650
£3,700
£3,250
19,400
2007
£4,450
£3,550
£3,100
20,600
2006
£4,250
£3,400
£2,950
21,600
2005
£4,050
£3,250
£2,850
22,500
2004
£3,900
£3,100
£2,750
23,300
2003
£3,750
£3,000
£2,650
24,000
2002
£3,650
£2,900
£2,550
24,600
2001
£3,500
£2,800
£2,450
25,200
2000
£3,400
£2,750
£2,400
25,600
1999
£3,350
£2,650
£2,350
26,000
1998
£3,250
£2,600
£2,300
26,300
1997
£3,200
£2,550
£2,250
26,500
1996
£3,150
£2,550
£2,250
26,600

Year shows signs of appreciation

Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2008
84
36
120
4 / month
2007
282
126
408
160 / month
2006
253
128
381
89 / month
2005
323
176
499
210 / month
2004
321
199
520
100 / month
2003
240
173
413
16 / month
2002
265
211
476
38 / month
2001
488
367
855
54 / month
2000
434
402
836
67 / month
1999
678
586
1,264
150 / month
1998
449
476
925
180 / month
1997
450
489
939
35 / month
1996
141
135
276
30 / month

Source: DVLA

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