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Old 02-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #1591
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I read somewhere about a single TB too, but hopefully CW is correct with four...
I have not laid eyes on the bike yet, but I'm willing to go out on a limb that there's no way it has a single throttle body.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #1592
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I had a friend on another forum sit on the 1100 for me at the MC show in North Carolina, today. He said it was way too small and cramped for his liking. Of course, he is 6'4" and weighs 270lbs, with size 13 shoes, that did not fit on the mid pegs at all, he lamented.

Learning that, I bet it will fit my 5'10", 195lb and size 9 shoes frame, quite well. I guess it was designed for the average size rider, whatever that is. If there are any available around here not already pre-sold, I may have a chance to get one, too. tp
Many reviewers have commented that this bike will fit riders at 6'0" and under like a glove. Over 6 feet? You are going to have problems.

Your 6'4" friend is waaay too large for this bike. Remember, it was released in the japanese home market first. Now, they've put a higher seat and bars for the US/European Markets, but, 6 feet is still the optimum height, from what I've heard.

I'm 5'11" 175lbs, and the ergos fit me like a glove. I have a 33" inseam and wear a 16 1/2/34 shirt. I sat on the bike for an extended period of time and checked out all the controls. For me, very comfortable.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:21 PM   #1593
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I have not laid eyes on the bike yet, but I'm willing to go out on a limb that there's no way it has a single throttle body.
It has FOUR 32mm throttle bodies, with enrichment and altitude compensation, etc. 85 horsepower, beautifully sorted out.

No worries about that engine, Mateys!
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:57 PM   #1594
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sw Ohio east of Cincinnati. In a lot of the rural counties, many stations are just carrying regular.They mostly seem to be marathons, but they are the most prevalent stations out in these areas. Stations like BP and Sunoco still carry premium, but they can be difficult to find.
I'm in the same part of the state you are?.......I see everything from 87,89,91 & 93.......I understand if your talking about certain parts of Brown,Adams or Scioto?.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:15 PM   #1595
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First post...because after so long will reality meet expectations?.. or even exceed em? CB1100 arrived at local dealer but they may or may not put a demonstrator on the road!! do Honda dealers still want to sell some bikes?
very very nice bike ... not totally sure about silver engine finish... hopefully will convince em to give me a shot


Are you saying that england ( I see you're in scotland ) is only just getting these things ?


Shit , we've had them for a while ( two years ) . Not the sales success honda was hoping for.

Here's a link to a local bike sales site showing what they are selling for with only 130 km on the odo.


http://www.bikesales.com.au/dealer/d...9%204294964224




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Old 02-24-2013, 11:25 PM   #1596
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I don't know that I've read anything to the effect that Honda was envisioning this bike to become a big seller. I get the impression that they built this bike more as a tribute to their past and simply because they can.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:02 AM   #1597
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I don't know that I've read anything to the effect that Honda was envisioning this bike to become a big seller. I get the impression that they built this bike more as a tribute to their past and simply because they can.


No one said big seller.

Import X amount of bikes ... they don't sell as many as imported ... not the sales success honda envisaged

Honda like all the rest could care less about tributes to the past ... they build bikes to sell. They build bikes to pull at peoples heart strings and emotional buttons or pander to an image ... and label them retro.

Don't get me wrong , I like the bike from a visual standpoint.





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Old 02-25-2013, 01:24 AM   #1598
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I'm not so sure. I've seen all the video footage of the engineers talking about this bike. It almost seems as if they successfully snuck one past the bean counters. Or, some of these engineers had some dirt on the head guys, and made some kind of deal. I admit that my theories on this are somewhat speculative.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:56 AM   #1599
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Pretty sure this wasn't a Lee Iacocca moment


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Old 02-25-2013, 01:58 AM   #1600
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Import X amount of bikes ... they don't sell as many as imported ... not the sales success honda envisaged
Fair enough. I've been hoping someone from Australia might join in on this conversation. Trust me, as an owner of a Honda Hawk GT, I'm familiar with the story.

So have you any idea of just how many CB1100s has Honda imported there and how many have they sold to date? What would you have to pay for unsold 2011 or 2012 stock at nearby dealers now and what would they originally have sold for then?

Appreciate the information.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:21 AM   #1601
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Are you saying that england ( I see you're in scotland ) is only just getting these things ?


Shit , we've had them for a while ( two years ) . Not the sales success honda was hoping for.

Here's a link to a local bike sales site showing what they are selling for with only 130 km on the odo.


http://www.bikesales.com.au/dealer/d...9%204294964224




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Sooooo, what are you trying to say? I read the link, and it is for a 2011 cb1100 with an asking sales price of $12,490. A two year old bike selling for over the origional list price? Hardly a cut-and-run, just get me out from underneath this thing price.

This is good news. It means they hold their value well. Hell, it means they APPRECIATE in value.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:23 AM   #1602
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Pretty sure this wasn't a Lee Iacocca moment


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I don't get the tongue-in-cheek analogy. What do you mean?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:03 AM   #1603
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Sooooo, what are you trying to say? I read the link, and it is for a 2011 cb1100 with an asking sales price of $12,490. A two year old bike selling for over the origional list price? Hardly a cut-and-run, just get me out from underneath this thing price.

This is good news. It means they hold their value well. Hell, it means they APPRECIATE in value.

Try again buddy ... http://www.bikesales.com.au/showroom...dJAsAuw&Nne=15


... and even more shit to depress you http://www.bikesales.com.au/all-bike...1409178&Nne=15




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I don't get the tongue-in-cheek analogy. What do you mean?


You're young aren't you ?



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Old 02-25-2013, 05:17 AM   #1604
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Try again buddy ...


... and even more shit to depress you

You're young aren't you ?
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Im not and I don't get it. So the bikes down under are more money..not breaking news. Everything down under is over priced.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:21 AM   #1605
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Not sure I get it either. I have been around a while and seen the next big thing enough to know the patterns. Its as predictable as the sun coming up in the east. Im not familiar with Aussie prices but I know in the states you can buy a non abs 1100 for 8997 and its already advertised on cycle trader. This bike will not appreciate. Its going to drop like a rock but who cares? People buy them to ride and enjoy and not appreciate. Used values in the states will work from 8997 or the lowest price downward and thats a good thing for the consumer.

I personally think this will be an easy bike to buy. This wont be like fighting with a HD stealer 10 years ago. You can be sure Honda will build as many of these as they can sell so no worries. They are in business to make money.
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