Blackbird is a SICK MACHINE!!!
At high speeds the Blackbird is like Fort Knox!!!! SOLID! STABLE! PREDICTABLE! Real confidence booster FOR EXPERIENCED RIDERS!!! Bought my 2000 BB at the end of 2018 summer after a "Hit & Run" at he start of the 2017 riding season... The BB had only 30K for $4K with some high performance parts to boot! In AMAZING condition. I am it's third owner... The BB is a SICK MACHINE!! Love it's power delivery, comfort, build quality... Can't say enuff! Been riding for just over 30yrs always Honda's from ol CB750F 77(Ex cop special, white), CB750F 81(Blac...k & orange), CB900F 82(Black & orange), CBR1000F 94(Black/white/red). Also ridden Suzie's, Kawa's, Yammies and Harleys! NOTHING comes close to the BLACBIRD!!! Well a honorable mention and deservedly so in my humble opinion goes to the CBR1000F! Very smooth albeit heavy as a elephant! BUT also very comfortable and and STABLE... at 260KPH! Again in my opinion the Blackbird is just a much better and refined version of the CBR1000F! BUY THIS BIKE!!!! YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!!!! Oh! and for those few who have concerns over the dual braking system! IT IS A NON ISSUE!!!! PLEASE don't be creeped out by it! Worse case you can alway DE-LINK your brakes! RIDE SAFE ALL!!!!
Purchased in September 2018 for $3,200.00.
Best Honda Ever
Bought my 2005 model in Feb 2006 brand new. Use it almost every day for work and pleasure. Never had a problem with it mechanically just the usual maintenance issues, brake pads, tyres, chains, sprockets, etc.
Now done over 217,000 Kms, still rides like new. Woudn't trade up for anything else. Maybe a newer model Blackbird.
Love the Birds
I'm on my 4th Blackbird, and love them all to bits. From 02 models through to 05 and in between, they are just awesome. I have been riding in excess of 30 years and many years ago circumnaviated Oz on an old shaft drive Suzuki, have had numerous others in between, however the Birds are keepers for me. Look pretty cool also in the Blue :)
From 2 up touring ( came across from Perth to Bris 2 years previous loaded with wife and luggage and she never missed a beat, to zooming up the Sunshine Coast and beyond for the weekend - its a powerfull...
Got my 2006 Blackbird a few months back with 27k on the clock. So lucky it rides like a new bike. I have owned many bikes but this one has to be up in my top five. This bike is completely unflustered taking everything in stride with power and grace. Smooth at any speed, it gobbles up miles with ease on long hauls with no complaints. Fuel economy around town is okay but on the open road it shines with the motor revving at 3.5 K at around 100km/h. It took me a while to get my head around it in terms of cornering, there is no escaping its a heavy ...bike. But after a few weeks learned to trust it. Handling is reasonable for its size. Holds corner lines well and very stable as long as entry speed is right. You need to be on top of your game and plan your corners. There are no modern rider aids. Many people improve suspension components but I have found standard suspension is quite good if you are a lighter rider ( I am 70kg). Been running Pirelli Angel GT tyres and grip is excellent - really impressed. Will move to more sportier Pirelli Rosso Corsa in future and try these. Had no issues with the bike. Gearbox is very smooth with good clutch. I was very happy with the linked brake system - braking is strong stable and predictable from my experience. Scratching around town, sport riding in the hills, or two up on tour the Bird flies with power to spare all the time. Lots of low down torque. Power is linear and always there. At around $3 to $6,000 its a lot of bike for the money. Update : I have now done more than 10k on the bike. I did the shim mod on the rear shock which everyone does. That's is put 5mm of shim on the mounting between the frame and shock on the rear. I found this 5$ mod raises the rear about 15 mm at the back wheel and sharpens the handling some. Also hardened up the rear dampener adjustment alsmost to full. This is the only adjustment available on the bike. I found hardening the rear had the effect of putting more weight on the front fork shocks which stiffens them a little which I liked - since they have no preload adjusters themselves. Handling is noticeably better in my humble opinion. Although I think the front end could be stiffened more. Maybe stiffer springs required in future but that’s a personal preference. I'm okay linked brakes, the back end remains stable on corner entry and tries to prevent the bike getting tangled up on itself under heavy braking.
Excellent fun bike.
I purchased my 2006 bird a few years ago on the recommendation from 2 workmates because my previous 09 CB400 didn't quite cut it on the highway and I must say what a brilliant machine the bird is, beautifully balanced, awesome acceleration, fantastic brakes, comfortable to ride and sounds great with the staintune pipes I added. It starts first time, every time and I have no intentions whatsoever to upgrade to a newer bike, Honda has smashed it out of the ballpark here but it will eat your license in second gear if not careful.
One of the best bikes ever to grace the road
I've been riding for a little over 10 years, and I'm on my second Blackbird. My first was a 2005 model that I bought with 30,000KM's on the clock from Sydney City Motorcycles in Lane Cove. I loved it, and it remains my absolute favorite bike ever.
The Blackbird looks amazing. The motor is incredibly smooth (smoother than any other bike I have ridden), and it has bucket loads of power. Acceleration and top speed is nothing short of exhilarating, and its sweet spot is high speed sweeping turns; speeds in excess of 200KM/h in a sweeper whilst ...rolling on the throttle hard is no sweat for this bike. Its length and weight keep it right on line, making it incredibly stable at speed, and the smooth action of the throttle allow you to get on the power at lean without breaking traction. Tight twisty roads aren't forgotten either. You are always aware that it is a big heavy bike, but it is definitely on the sporting end of the spectrum. Think of it is a big comfy Fireblade. It doesn't have the agility, brakes, or ground clearance of a Fireblade, but you can still throw it through corners. The Blackbird is a very well behaved and well sorted machine. I also used the bike for everything. I commuted, toured, scratched, and did track days. I even did all those things with a pillion (except for track days), and although acceleration, braking, and overall agility was a little slower with a pillion, it was still an awesome ride. I would normally have my Mrs with me even on twisty rides with my mates, and I was always either at the front of the group, or near the front. The bike is also a great lane splitter. Its not narrow like a proper sports bike, but its width rarely stops me from splitting or filtering. Its well behaved at low speeds, and the worst thing is that I have to fold the mirrors in so that I can fit through some gaps.
2nd Blackbird,the perfect bike
Wrote my first 2006 Blackbird in black off. Bought the second 2006 bird in black again two years later, this one with genuine Honda panniers. No other new bike interest's me, but would love Honda to make a 1400cc bird.
These bikes are a pleasure to ride. Also fitted a taller screen and a throttle lock, the rest is original.
An engineering classic
I have a '97 Blackbird and can't praise it enough. My previous bike was a brand new fuel injected Bandit 1250 and although the BB was over a decade older, it's a much better bike. The BB has an astounding range. Around town it operates calmly responding well at low revs and is a pleasant commute. Out on the highway, however, it soars, with awesome top end power and speed with as smooth a ride as you could hope for. A true sports tourer that looks classy with a design and build that has few to match it for performance and reliability. If you fin...d one even with 90,000 kms on board, don't hesitate, just buy it because they don't make them anymore. The BB is one of the best production motorcycles ever conceived for the public just ask anyone who rides one.
My first superbike what a thrill!
Bought new in 2004 when on special for 15990 and never happier for the purchase.The last of the all blue blackbirds before Honda tried the two tone paint scheme.Now nudging 90000 km without a single issue .Would suggest the use of Pirelli angel dual compound tyres which are a harder compound and wear more evenly.Have contemplated selling/changing brands but the return to the bike after the demo ride proves how good the Blackbird really is.As sedate or as fast as you want but always comfortable and with excellent road manners.
The new agressive price reduction of the VFR1200F has me interested though.
I picked up a 99 1100xx with 100k miles. FLAWLESS and insane. I've since put another 15k on it. By far the most amazing bike I've touched. Rides like new. Smmoootthh, powerful, and addictive. Only only only only negative is the motor gets hot in traffic. These bikes want to stay moving
I love my Blackbird
Best bike I have owned, a 2006 Blackbird in black. I wrote my first one off then bought another. It is comfortable with risers. My wife loves going on the back. I commute every day and I still love riding it on weekends. Summer and winter. Some say it is heavy but I've never noticed that. I also like the linked brakes but be aware brake pad changes are expensive because they have to bleed the whole system. For a great touring machine nothing else compares.
very fast, reliable, beautiful, smooth
can get hot when idling a lot in summer (but the fan kicks in to cool it down)
Speed, Comfort, Looks - and did I mention Speed?
Awesome bike in every way. Comfortable, very quick and not too bad to look at either. Have owned mine for about 6 years now and still love it! Not made new any more but if you can get a good/honest second hand one then go for it. For a looks 'upgrade' try changing the front indicators to clear lens units and the rear tail light to an LED one.
Acceleration, comfort, speed.
Non-adjustable front suspension.
The Crow, what a great surprise
I bought an 01 Redbird to replace a Daytona 955 as medical issues dictated a bit more room. 1000k plus days, mucking around with mates on sportbikes it did it all. Reasonably comfortable for a big bloke. When I wrote it off ( my fault) I didn't hesitate to buy another one.
Smooth, fast comfortable, easy to live with, reliable.
Placement of some things is a bit fiddly for the home mechanic. Can find yourself at "go directly to jail" ph if you don't keep and eye on it!
freakin fantastic bike
Best sports tourer of all time, reliable, and goes as hard as you want, or can cruise effortlessly too, very smooth power delivery, great fuel economy, heaps of after market bits on the net if you want to customise, plus really good support forum in cbrxx.com, cant' praise it enough... love my XX
it's just a great bike!! you'll know what I mean when you get one...
Best bike I've owned
I bought a 2000 model Blackbird 3 years ago from its original owner - he was very reluctant to sell it but was forced to do so due to arthritis and the insistence of his wife!
I had wanted one of these bikes since they came out and I have not been disappointed, it is a fantastic machine. The engine is tremendous, the suspension is a perfect balance of sportiness and cruising comfort, the riding position is relaxed enough for my tall frame to ride it all day, but sporty enough to be able to shuffle through the windy stuff without a problem..., it can commute around town with no issues, or cover long distances in a very short time (police permitting...). I've owned other bikes of similar size (GSXR-1100, FJR-1200, ZX-11) but they don't even come near this in terms of refinement, build quality, and sheer excitement. And despite its age, don't be fooled - these bikes demand respect and go like the absolute clappers. I've lost track of how many times fellow riders have commented on my bike, reminiscing about their former Blackbird and how they never should have sold it, or just asking if it is as good as everyone says. I can honestly say it is the best bike I have ever owned (and I've owned quite a few), and I hope I never have to sell this one, I would be just as sad to see it go as the poor bloke I bought it from! Performance, comfort, reliability, build quality, price. It can overheat when idling for a long time or crawling in heavy traffic
Questions & Answers
i was riding my bird a all of a sudden she shut down and when i press the starter button i can bareley hear a click i checked all fuses none were bad is it my fuel pump linked to my starter button?
Well it could be a number of things... But the fact yu don't hear a click OR once you turn on the ignition you should hear the fuel pump spool up... If after the spooling is done and you hit the start and get a click or no click at all means bat is toast! So next question will be was the bat fully charged? Is the bat being charged through my stator? If not stator is taost! So on a full charge yur bike will run for 30, 40 mile and die... Because it's running a bat power only. Quick test! Fully charge the bat then install back in bike then start it. Have the bike facing a wall if possible so you can see your light reflecting on something. From idle rev to about 4K, 5K rpm AND LOOK AT LIGHT TO SEE IF IT GETS BRIGHTER WHEN YOU REV. If your headlight does NOT get a little brighter when you rev then that means your stator is toast and yur running stright from the bat! Hope that helps! By the way you should come and join the cbrxx.com forum! Great bunch of guys chalk FULL of info! I go by the name "Lovinmycbr1000f" Check it out! Cheers!
I got new bat same when it shut down on me I was doing 90 and it just died now when it hit start nothing happened but I can short it out an it will turn over but no sound
Like it's not getting fuel or something an thanks for helping me I'm lost on it now
Hi there I have a 1999 honda blackbird 1100xx and I have just done the cam chain. timming is spot on but won't start unless I give full throttle and pretty much just idles any help would be great thank you
Knowing Blackbirds fairly well it’s a carby engine and Not Fuel injection. If the engine ran before the cam chain was replaced then it can really only be related to valve timing or spark timing. The valve timing is usually the fault due to the difficulty in observing the correct location of the Mark’s on the cam sprockets as I have replaced quite a few of these. If all checks out ok then a compression test/ leak down test etc as it’s back to basics I would suggest. If the valve timing is out one tooth then it really plays havoc with ignition timing as the sensor is out of wack.
MMMmmmm... That's a good one! Oh! And 1999 was the first year FI was introduced. Ben yur best bet to get a QUALIFIED answer would be to join the site I'm on! If you haven't already.... Great bunch of guys and chalk FULL of tech advice, best techniques, best products, anything and everything ya needs to know can be found on that forum etc... cbrxx.com Good luck and maybe I'll see ya on cbrxx!
My blackbird 1100xxsuper won’t start it was stopping when it was going but now it won’t start it back fires when you keep the starter going. any ideas?
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|Release date||May 2007|
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