1994 Honda CB1000

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Post Listing Update: This CB did not meet reserve despite 28 bids up to $2,985.


11-3-18 Update: This CB1000 is back up for sale with bidding up to $1,225 and the reserve not yet met

Post Listing Update: This CB did not meet reserve despite 26 bids up to $3,035.

In the early 90s, Suzuki and Kawasaki both had large-displacement naked standard bikes for riders that wanted decent ergos with reasonable power, and Honda had nothing to compete with. The story is that a few engineers at Honda thought they could compete something they called “Project Big 1”, a smooth rider with retro superbike styling. The project name stuck around as a nickname, which is why you’ll occasionally hear this bike referred to as “The Big One”. Unfortunately for Honda, big was not the word you could use for the sales numbers, and the bike was only offered in the US in 1994 and 1995 – the rest of the world had it between 1992 and 1996.

The production version used a detuned engine from the CBR1000, producing just 97 horsepower. “Just” is a relative word, but reviewers back in the day though the acceleration was disappointing. But everything else about the bike was absolutely excellent, especially for someone looking for a daily rider. Want to learn more? Check out this “Smart Money” review on why the Honda CB1000 is such a great used bike value from Motorcyclist.

This specific Honda CB1000 (VIN: JH2SC300XRM000358) has 7,962 miles and it’s claimed to be nearly flawless. The only non-OEM part is the Micron slipon exhaust (original is included). As you may have seen in my CB300R review, Honda’s about to release a new bike that reminds me of the Big One – meet the new CB1000R:

Find this CB for sale in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin with bidding up to $2,635 and the reserve not yet met

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