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    Modern Cafe Racer For Sale - Honda 996 SuperHawk!

    Bought this from a friend to get him out of a jam, need to get my cost back out. I'm making nothing, it's going for the price of the exhaust system...

    1998 Honda Super Hawk | eBay

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    these are great bikes and woefully underrated. Someone should pick this up, it looks like a steal.

    I don't think you are wrong in calling this a modern cafe racer either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    these are great bikes and woefully underrated. Someone should pick this up, it looks like a steal.

    I don't think you are wrong in calling this a modern cafe racer either.
    The Firestrom is a decent bike, and cheap to buy.
    Shame about the reliability though.
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    It's a SuperHawk.

    It's like new; I will ride it cross country to deliver it and prove it, if someone will send a deposit.

    So what about reliability?
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    They get a bit funky over here with our winters, there's also quite a few with camchain problems.
    They are very good bikes though if looked after.

    It's a Firestorm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyshep View Post
    It's a Firestorm.
    Says "SuperHawk" on the side of the bike from new... Honda U.S. had them listed only as SuperHawk, and this is definitely a U.S. bike.

    Camchain sounds nice and quiet.

    This one only needed the carb low speed jets cleared with a tiny wire, and runs fantastic.

    WAY too much bike for the average rider; easy way to get a very expensive traffic ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaul View Post
    It's a SuperHawk.

    It's like new; I will ride it cross country to deliver it and prove it, if someone will send a deposit.

    So what about reliability?
    I bought my first VTR 8 years ago. It was absolutely mint with 15000 on the clock.
    On the advice of a friend replaced the camchain tensioners.
    The bike had a few minor issues (Rectifier/starter motor) in the 14000 commuting miles that I put on it.
    Coming home from a night shift one morning I heard a rattle. At first I thought the noise was coming from the lorry that I was overtaking at the time.
    As I slowed for a roundabout it was obvious that the bike had a serious problem. I pulled over as soon as I could, but it was to late. The engine was toast.
    The front tensioner had failed with little/no warning, which isn't uncommon.
    The second one had run okay through the summer, but on the first icey morning it refused to start until it had very nearly drained the battery.
    As I couldn't find the cause I throw my rattle out the pram, and bought a BMW R1100RS which I still own.
    That said the VTR is a great bike to ride, and would have another, if I didn't have to rely on it to get to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    I bought my first VTR 8 years ago. It was absolutely mint with 15000 on the clock.
    On the advice of a friend replaced the camchain tensioners.
    What year model was the bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaul View Post
    What year model was the bike?
    Both were registered in 1998.
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    Here's a pic of the second one....
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