My boss wants to sell me his mint condition 1984 Nighthawk 700S w/28000 miles for $1800
whats the consensus on these hondas, i rode it, its fast, loves the high rev shifts, kinda doggish if you dont shift near the redline though
Re: My boss wants to sell me his mint condition 1984 Nighthawk 700S w/28000 miles for $1800
They are good bikes, they aren't high performance bikes so I'm not sure what you consider "doggish." I think they are great value bikes too. You can always seem to pick them up for a good price and basically turn around and sell it in a year for the same amount.
I think they make great starter bikes too because of how they ride, That one looks really nice from the pic, very clean.
This would be a great introduction into the classics. Don't expect it to be like a modern sport bike though. I absolutely love classic Hondas, so they always get my approval... however, at that price unless you plan to keep it pristine as the collector that it is, I would move on and find like a cheap CB750 or KnightHawk. If you can locate a CB900F, pick one up; powerful, smooth and beautiful looks.
Joey T is dead on, the bike is pretty damn turn-key. And the doggy issue is a tuning problem. These bikes have 4 carbs so syncing and tuning are extremely important.
If you get it her, change the plugs and wire caps, re-sync the carbs and clean em and she should pull much harder.
Good luck sir
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