The Blue Review: Honda Superhawk 996!
First of all, Thank you DaytonaBlue (Theo) for letting me borrow his ride until I got situated with a new one, even though in the end, I didn't even use it to get to work!! After getting the cooling situated, A week ago, I was off! and, by golly, it was a fun ride!
The Superhawk, where do I even start, its kinda of hard, being all I've rode was a GS500, FJR1300, Hardleys of all types, FZ8, V-star 1300, 636, R6, SV650, and a Ninja 650...
First thing that comes to mind, is Beast, Its my first actual liter-bike, so t was more than I'm used to.
Second thing that comes to mind is Pig. It runs, sounds, vibrates, and acts like a pissed off Boor. Its fast as fuck, almost unmanageable in traffic, and before you know it, your over 100 in 4th gear.
It handles great, you just need to man-handle it a bit.
It rides smooth, its like a Cadillac. Some may upgrade the suspension, but from my view, its just a big over-powered sport-touring bike with a little bit more aggressive riding position. Its comfortable to the point where I was cruising on 275, wondering why the cars next to me were going so slow, looking down and realizing I was going 100mph with one hand on my hip. Its too smooth, too fast, too powerful,and too comfortable to be a practical daily driver.
It's fun. If you want to, it'll carve up anything you throw at it, regardless of its mass. Its a big kid who acts like a little one. yea, its may not have modern suspension, etc. but, its FUN!
It's HOT! Man, doing 85 on the freeway, with the temp at 195, it felt like I was sitting on the sun. I think it was as hot, if not more so, than My GS500. I may just be a sensitive bitch (I am), but it was mighty toasty.
All in all, a fun bike, More than enough power and raw torque to make anyone grin (well, most people I know) and nimble enough for a beast to throw around. Just not very fun in town.
2005 Suzuki GS500 - Waffle machine - Fire-RIP
2005 Kawasaki 636 - Red Rocket -Traded
2012 FXDB -Thestral - Raped and put down in the back 40.