The Honda Super Blackbird
When it comes to top-of-the-line vehicles, the classics are often acclaimed more than newer models. Sometimes this is warranted, other times this is just rooted in nostalgia. You don’t always need to go far back in time to find an older model with a great reputation. The Honda Super Blackbird is a great example; it was only made from 1997 to 2003, but is still a great value today.
The Honda Super Blackbird is a great all-around motorcycle. It can reach 177mph and has fantastic handling and steering. From 1999 forward, the models had improved braking capabilities and suspension. Due to these features, many motorcycle enthusiasts hold the Blackbird in the highest regard.
Despite its almost legendary reputation, the Honda Super Blackbird is actually quite affordable on the secondary market (if you can find one for sale). It sold for $10,999 when first manufactured and now the Blue Book value ranges approximately $3,200 to $5,000. If you are in the market to buy your first motorcycle, this gives you good value for a used one. If you already have experience and are looking to add to an existing collection, it’s also a great pickup.
As an example of the kind of dedication this bike instills, there are still fan websites for the Honda Super Blackbird with everything from specs to pictures of high odometer counters included. If you can get your hands on one, take it for a ride and see if it can find a place in your garage.