Written on: 08/06/2012
I bought a 2004 model from new. At first I had it serviced where I purchased it (no problems), only to find out about 4 years later the dealer stopped being a Honda specialist. Then I used a local Honda garage - where it generally came out worse after a service than it went in. Around 50K it was breaking down and the Honda garage could only guess the fault. A passing motorcyclist recommended a local back street garage. They immediately recognised the problem (fuel pump issue) fixed it, and now service it all the time. Since that episode it runs like a dream. Done over 73K Miles and running like new. The back street dealer and I are confident it will easily do 100K miles plus. Great bike, just a shame about the Honda Service. If you find a decent garage (Honda or otherwise) to service the bike, it will run forever. Real workhorse.