Every biker will have their own opinion as to which bikes should feature in the top 10 Hondas of all time. For generations, Honda bikes have set increasingly high standards for motorcycle manufacturers worldwide. But if you were asked to name the best of all time, what would it be? At the risk of being controversial, what follows is a brief rundown of 10 of the best Honda motorcycles in history to date:
Speaking of controversial, the NR750 was so incredibly expensive and overcomplicated it was something of a failure. Nevertheless, it represented an ambitious and impressive feat of engineering the likes of which paved the way for many of Honda’s most legendary bikes.
Even today, it’s hard not to be impressed by the Goldwing. Even when kitted out with weird and wonderful unofficial Honda motorcycle parts by their wild and wacky owners, the Goldwing remains a game changer of epic proportions.
8: CBR1100XX Super Blackbird
The Blackbird earns a spot in our list due to its prowess as a brilliant all-rounder. Not to mention, its super-low purchase price leaving plenty of money available for that essential Honda motorcycle apparel from aftermarket brands!
It may have only been out and about for a while, but the RC213V-S is well on its way to becoming an all-time classic. While it’s true to say that the stock version isn’t particularly powerful for its price, bring a few mods into the equation and you’re looking at something truly spectacular.
Three decades on, the RC30 remains as impressive as it was when it first rolled off the production lines. Particularly for its extraordinary tension, which was simply unstoppable on the track and surprisingly practical for everyday use alike.
5: CBR900RR Fireblade
You really couldn’t have a list like this without including the iconic Fireblade. One of the most celebrated and important superbikes of our time, the sheer power and performance of the Fireblade was and is no less than astonishing.
Though typically considered more of a workhorse than an exotic powerhouse, the VFR750 is nonetheless an extremely impressive and capable piece of engineering. It also delivered the kind of comfort and reliability that went over and above any superbike on the market.
The release of the CB750 marked the first time Honda began bringing its racing prowess over to the everyday showroom. There were barely any four-cylinder bikes on public roads at the time – the CB750 changing this with gusto!
2: Super Cub
It might not be particularly powerful or pretty, but the Super Cub is nonetheless the most astonishing success story in the company’s history. To date, more than 60 million of these little guys have been sold, making them the most common Honda you’re likely to see in countless countries.
Last but not least, the CBR600F was designed to become the kind of all-rounder the late eighties market hadn’t so far seen. Despite being surprisingly affordable, the CBR600F would go on to win countless national and international titles against seemingly superior bikes from competing manufacturers worldwide.