Nicely styled, reliable, fun ride - a good beginner bike without looking like a 250cc (wide rear tyre for a 250cc).
Unfaired standard road bike, launched in 1996, predating the CB600. A smooth, quiet inline 4-cylinder with a distinct whine at higher revs from the gear-driven cams (no cam chain so low maintenance). Neutral riding position, higher footpeg setup and low seat will make taller riders and pillion cramped for longer rides.
Same engine as CBR250 (maybe de-tuned), redlines at 16,000RPM. 16litre tank. Good low-end power bias but no real low spots, good cornering (16" front wheel) and general hanndling. Max speed of 180 (190km/h if you're lucky). Good brakes, but can be expensive to replace. Single rear shock (watch the speed bumps). Need to keep up regular maintenance (eg oil chains important). No centre stand. Grey import into UK and as always that can mean more expensive spares.
All up, a recommended ride for new riders and anyone who wants a good all-rounder.
Other models with similarities to: 6-speed, Chain drive, Electric, Four-stroke, Road, Standard, Liquid cooled, 4 cyl
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