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Old 11-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #329
zuma
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When some time back I heard that my local Honda dealer here in Oz had a CB1100 on the floor I couldn't get in there quick enough. I'd read up on all the specs, was disappointed by the fuel tank size but thought hell, I'll work something out.

But when I saw the bike in the metal I was dismayed; it's tiny. I'm 61yo and 187cm, when I sat on the bike that was the deal breaker. The seat to pegs distance was too short, I felt hunched over the bars and cramped for room. I haven't even bothered to chase up a test ride, I love the look of the CB, but I won't be buying one. A friend of mine who is 172cm loves the riding position, it's just right for him, that says it all.

I hope Honda sell heaps of 'em, but I doubt it. My local dealer still has that bike on the floor and I've yet to see one on the road.
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