Friday Forum Foraging: The Honda Blackbird Sport-Tourer
This Blackbird is ready to take you anywhere. Fast.
If it weren't for the Suzuki Hayabusa, the Honda Blackbird would be far better known. A case of bad timing, I guess. Still, that doesn't take away from the fact the Blackbird was, and still is, one fast motorcycle. And much like the 'Busa, with the right accessories, it makes for one hell of a sport-touring rig, too. This is the perfect example.
As you can see in the photos, this 1999 'Bird has been tastefully modded to get you from one coast to the other super comfortably. And quickly, too. The tall touring screen will deflect a lot of the air away from you (though it might be a little hard to see through at night), while the saddlebags and top case will haul all your stuff. Plus, you can ride in comfort thanks to that plush seat. It seems like the total package, and it only has 37,000 miles. That's nothing for a Honda. At $4,800, if you're looking for a capable sport-touring rig, this might be your ride. Below is a copy of the seller's ad. To see the full listing, go to our sister site cbrxx.com, where you can also reach out to the seller.
Legendary Honda Blackbird in the best color... BLACK! Silky smooth power modded to be a comfortable hyper-tourer. Throttle is directly connected to the smile on your face! I wouldn't hesitate to ride this bike anywhere. Clutch friction and steel plates replaced 1 month ago. Clutch slave cylinder rebuilt at the same time. Fluids changed regularly. Bike is perfect mechanically and good condition cosmetically. Nicks and rubs here and there.
I've ridden mostly in NC...mountains to coast. Commute on it often. Thinning the herd.
Greensboro, NC (Fly and ride, GSO or RDU airport)
Lowered foot pegs front and rear
Two brothers exhaust
Zero gravity touring windscreen
Corbin seat with backrest
SW Motech racks with Givi top and side bags (Bags and racks come off in seconds!)
Convertibars handlebar risers
Extra length control cables
Rear tire hugger
Front fender extender
Ohlins rear shock
Manual cam chain tensioner