Buying a Honda Track Bike – Looking at Track Bikes For Sale?

Track Bikes For Sale - Honda track Bikes  Looking for Track Bikes For sale ? If you are looking for a good solid reliable race or track bike in the UK then you should really consider a  Honda. While in recent years i’ve always raced Suzuki’s or Ducati’s (and KTM’s for supermoto) I’ve used several Honda’s as my Trackday  bike.

 

They have ranged from the sublime 1993 fireblade that I bought for £900 in 2000 and commuted on for 2 years then used on track days for another year,  To the ridiculous a 1998 VTR1000 wobbled like a jelly on a trampoline until i added fireblade forks. I between i had a sweet little NC 30 that i used at tracks like Lydden Hill and 3 sisters.

 

Hondas are generally bullet proof and take a lot of abuse before they fail. If they do happen to fail then parts are readily available. you’ll also never find a shortage of Honda track Bikes for sale due to their popularity.

One of the Honda’s that are often overlooked are the steel framed CBR 600’s also known lovingly as steelies. These can be bough up cheaply  and if you suddenly find yourself passing lots of people and decide to go racing then there is a championship for them.

 

When buying Bikes for track days i always looks at a number of things.

 

Cost: it has to be cheap, there is no point in buying a bike that less than a year old if it’s just for track days  so i tend to look for bikes that are past their Race by date 6-8 year old race bikes can be great bargains.

 

Maintenance. Will i need to rebuild it after a few track days . I used to only rebuild my race bikes every 6-8 races so for a track bikes i’d look for something that needs a refresh every 10 -12 Trackdays (I always change the oil after every race meeting or 2 track days)

 

Availability of Spares: there is no point in buying a bike that wasn’t sold in large numbers. The more bikes sold the more spares available

 

Handling. I love to be able to go around the outside of Johnny Flash Git on his new R1 on my 10 year old bike. the only way I’ll be able to do this is to be able to outride him in the corners as he’ll have the speed on the straight.  Handling will give you the edge.

 

Top Choices for Honda Track Bikes For sale:

 

Honda CBR 600 RR  (2004 -2005)  Look to spend under £2500

Honda CBR 1000 RR (2004 -2005) Look to Spend under £2008

 

If you have a smaller budget don’t forget to look at something like an VTR 1000 (look for fork swap) or the slightly better SP1 or and SP2 they should be available for under £2000 and will surprise many people.

 

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