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Honda Motorcycles Voted Best Built Bikes

3rd February 2010

Honda has once again dominated a motorcycle rider survey – this time to find the UK’s best-built motorcycles – with Honda machines taking the first eight positions in the top ten.

In first place was the Honda CBR600RR from ’03-on with a build-quality satisfaction rating of 93%, while second was the CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (’97-on), heralded the ultimate sports-tourer of its day. The legendary VFR800 (’98-‘01) and VFR800 V-TEC (’01-on) took third and fourth places respectively and both achieved 91% build quality satisfaction. Fifth place was scooped by the legendary Fireblade, but in its initial 900cc model guises from ’92-’03, with the 1000cc Fireblade from ’04 onwards placed next in sixth. The much-loved and versatile CB600F Hornet (’98-’06 model) followed in seventh with an 88% rating and the CBR600F model rounded off the Honda strong-hold in eighth for the ’00-’07 model, also having an 88% build quality review.

The Motor Cycle News reader surveys regularly question more than 12,000 readers as part of its ‘MCN Biking Britain Survey’. A total of 1.5 million questions have been answered in total since the surveys began, with each reader answering 100 questions about their motorcycle covering such diverse characteristics as rider comfort, build quality, reliability, handling, as well as style, running costs, engine and braking performance.

This survey success echoes the recent victory for the CBR600F/RR in the British Dealer News Industry Awards, where the venerable machine scooped ‘Used Machine of 2009’ - as voted for by more than 500 motorcycle dealers around the UK - as well as backing up Honda machines recently being voted a staggering 25 out of the top 100 ‘best bikes’ by UK motorcyclists.

Steve Martindale, General Manager of Honda (UK) Motorcycles commented, “We know that Honda machines have a good reputation for reliability and quality, but it’s great to have this reconfirmed and recognised by the people who are really important to us – our customers. An incredible amount of research, development, passion and effort goes into every single Honda machine so it’s extra-special to know that this is reflected in the British motorcycling community’s belief that Hondas are the best-built bikes. It also proves that new or used, there’s even more reason to buy a Honda.”

The latest range of Honda machines can be seen and test ridden at Honda motorcycle dealers across the UK on Valentine’s weekend, for the official launch of the 2010 model line-up, to include the much anticipated VFR1200F, head turning VT1300CX Fury and stylish VT750 Black Spirit.

For further information about Honda’s great range of scooters and motorcycles, genuine parts, accessories, latest offers and forthcoming events, visit, visit your local dealer who can be found using the ‘Dealer Search’ facility within the motorcycles section of, or call 0845 200 8000.