Honda Super Blackbird For Sale
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.
- 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/silverDid 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.
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
Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)
Review In A Few
- Smooth power delivery
- Build quality
- Very fast
- Budget for bar risers and a screen
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.
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