1992 Honda CBR1000F Project

1992 Honda CBR1000F Project

Honda spent much of the 1980s developing the V4 engine architecture through all their model range. But in 1987, they returned to the straight four across-the-frame design that put them on the superbike map way back in 1969.

The 1-liter CBR featured a narrow 16-valve, water-cooled ‘4’ beneath the all-encompassing bodywork. Not quite a supersports machine at a weighty 500lbs, the 140bhp and superb handling and brakes, the bike started a new category and coined the phrase “sports tourer”. A major success for Honda, the wonderfully smooth, couch-like CBR1000 remained in production until 1997.

The motorbike offered

The 1992 Honda CBR1000F on offer here was imported from Europe about a year ago. Sold on a clean, clear title, the bike is in need of servicing and recommissioning of the fuel and spark systems before returning to fast, ultimately smooth mile-crunching duties. Please note damage around the right mirror to the fairing caused in transit.