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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-06-2006, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Honda CBR600 hurricane

Does anyone have much info on this model bike from 1987? I remember having one, and knowing only that it was quite fast.

I miss that bike, a lot. it was a fun machine to ride on, considering the age, it was pretty close I think to what a new 600 in power.

anyone know someone selling one? or looking to trade for one perhaps? I'd love to get another.
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anyone else got some info on these bikes?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-08-2006, 11:53 PM
 
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When the Hurricane first came out, it shook the motorcycle world. The only problem with the 88's and 89's (both the 600 and 1000) was the skinny bias-ply tires. The 1990's and on had wider wheels, wider tires, and radials.

The new RR's and all the modern 600's are strictly race bikes. The F2 and F3 CBR's were great all-around streetbikes. Just look for a clean one. I have a fast and comfortable 1990 CBR 1000. I think it's better (not faster) than any of the new liter bikes.
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+ U can't go wrong with a Honda......except 4 a dead battery........
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yeah, I hear dead batteries dont work too well. God I miss the old CBR I used to ride.
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I used to have an '89 CBR600. It had been beaten like a rented mule when I got it but still held up great. It had 20K+ miles on it and the CCT rattled like crazy.

I totalled it once, got the forks straightened out and replaced everything that was bent/broken, put on some radial tires, and took it out to Portland International Raceway for a season. Every single gear on the track I tagged the rev limiter and it begged for more. I ended up selling it for $1100 and buying an F3.
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I used to have an '89 CBR600. It had been beaten like a rented mule when I got it but still held up great. It had 20K+ miles on it and the CCT rattled like crazy.

I totalled it once, got the forks straightened out and replaced everything that was bent/broken, put on some radial tires, and took it out to Portland International Raceway for a season. Every single gear on the track I tagged the rev limiter and it begged for more. I ended up selling it for $1100 and buying an F3.
honda's are rock solid....in everything they make. I like the honda sportbikes, but they don't fit me well.
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If one does not fit well on it, one should not ride upon it. the 600 hurricane fit me like a glove, and I like that feeling. plus they're not incredibly heavy.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2006, 08:26 AM
 
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I myself have a 89 CB-1 (400 F) ( https://www.twowheelforum.com/showthread.php?t=9608 ) and it has some decent balls when you twist the throttle. I just wish that it was fuel injected cause it really sucks starting when its cold.
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