Tanshanomi's Snap Judgments

Honda Hurricane 1000

Wed, June 9th, 2010

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1987-99 Honda CBR1000F Hurricane
The Hurricane was more powerful than the CB1000 naked version that shared its basic motor, but less satisfying overall thanks to its top-end power bias.
It was no shabby handler, but it was undeniably heavy, which in the end can never be completely compensated for. The later models have those awful interconnected brakes.
The original '87-'88 bodywork was cutting-edge at the time. Now it looks mild, yet utterly distinctive in a good way. Later revisions are forgettable looking.

Hurricanes were not exactly Swiss watches, but despite sometimes imprecise assembly, they held together well.
The 1000 Hurricane was one of the last supersports bikes that was comfortable enough for use as a long-distance tourer.
The 1000 Hurricane is like a friendly St. Bernard...Enjoyable to meet once in a while, but not something I want to own.
Good bike, but ultimately unexciting.