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Old 05-10-2013, 08:50 AM   #3181
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Now that these bikes are actually being bought and ridden, does anyone have real world MPG figures?
Most are getting around 50 +/- a percent or two.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #3182
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Guth, I wonder if the extra cost of the 1100 over the 700's is a deciding factor for those looking for low cost/low expense transportation over a retro exclusive.
$2-3K is a lot of money in this economy, and the 700's are being sold as high mpg low investment motorcycles. I know that cost differences are major factors in what is purchased in my industry, today... tomp dd50
I can't say that I am realistically hoping to buy a new bike anytime soon, but dagnabbit! there sure are some bikes out there I would LOVE to have. Bikes like the CB1100, NC700X, CTX700, and the Bolt. The CB500X and the KLR650 interest me as well. So I guess that in a way, I am cross shopping the CB1100 with the less expensive bikes.

The NC700X is currently my top choice, and it has been for most (but not all) of the time since it's introduction. In comparing it to the CB1100, sure cost is a factor. I really think the CB1100 is very competitvely priced though, and easily worth it's asking price. It's drop dead gorgeous, no doubt about it. The NC700X scores with it's functionality and practicality. That highly usable storage area and the fantastic gas mileage really appeal to me. I would also like to have the DCT and ABS. It's the "new concept" that carries the day for me, more so than the price. I can't wait to see the CTX.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #3183
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Thus far, I've been averaging 36 mpg while commuting (all city, stop 'n go with no freeway time). On trips that are predominantly highway riding that figure bumps up to 53 mpg.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #3184
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Some folks here are wondering whether to buy new or save a lot with an older model.. I found this one, an 83 1100F for $7500. Nice looking, in great shape, but for a few more bucks a month, a 2013 1100 can be yours. Just sayin'...
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #3185
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I hope they offer a modern version of the CB 1100F. The chic design fairing is a pretty close match for the original.

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Old 05-10-2013, 07:59 PM   #3186
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Some folks here are wondering whether to buy new or save a lot with an older model.. I found this one, an 83 1100F for $7500. Nice looking, in great shape, but for a few more bucks a month, a 2013 1100 can be yours. Just sayin'...

Man, what a classic design, and $7500 is not a bad price these days. Wish I was rich.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #3187
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Honda knew how to paint back then. I had an 86 VF500, and besides being beautiful, it was a blast in the twists.... Those days are gone now. tp

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:47 AM   #3188
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Honda still knows how to paint, my last two have had impeccable paint.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:34 AM   #3189
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Honda still knows how to paint, my last two have had impeccable paint.
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I think he's talking design not quality of paint.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:42 AM   #3190
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Both, actually. Never had a poor paint job on any Honda I've owned, detail or finish.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:43 AM   #3191
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Finally had a look at one in person. It was WHITE! They only come in WHITE in Canada. Looked like a refrigerator. Or some large kitchen appliance. WHITE? R120GS's look Okay in WHITE. The CB1100? Not so great. The new 500's are way more impressive. Dealer still wants 13.8K before taxes???? You can have it! Kind of like a mid 80's bike that's been neutered. Gave me no wood. At all. Don't think it has more "jam" than my 650 Bandit. In two years, it'll be like the W650....everybody will say they wanted one, but nobody came forward with a wallet when they were here....or the Ducati GT1000...or that Harley XR(?)1200.....or the Harley 1200R.....face it....NA is all about cruisers. Ask Yamaha...they have NOTHING in the DS range anymore. All Stars. And that brand new POS, the BOLT......WTF?
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:29 AM   #3192
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skysailor is entitled to his opinion and might well be right about the market response when all is said and done.

Fortunately, I've never really given a shit about what anybody else thinks and that has served me well in life. I was one of those guys who fell into the "if they would just build a standard again" category. The CB1100 appeals to me like no other bike has in decades. So I bought one. Whether or not anyone else chooses to do so is beyond my control. I'm not thinking about any of that stuff when I'm out riding the CB. I'm just enjoying a great bike that looks more beautiful to my eye than any other new bike on the market.

I suppose at some subconscious level I'm simply more drawn to metal kitchen appliances than plastic children's transformer toys.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:11 PM   #3193
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From everything I've seen and heard they are selling well. The two my dealer received didn't even last one day. He's trying to get more. The CB forum that Guth started seems to be doing very well, with people joining daily that have picked up CBs. I'm loving mine. Very nice motorcycle. I also have an ST 1300, a gen 1 FZ-1 and a Majesty 400 scooter, but the CB is basically the only bike I've ridden since I brought it home the day before Easter. Think the FZ is going up for sale. Probably keep the ST for trips, and the Majesty for running errands.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #3194
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From everything I've seen and heard they are selling well. The two my dealer received didn't even last one day. He's trying to get more. The CB forum that Guth started seems to be doing very well, with people joining daily that have picked up CBs. I'm loving mine. Very nice motorcycle. I also have an ST 1300, a gen 1 FZ-1 and a Majesty 400 scooter, but the CB is basically the only bike I've ridden since I brought it home the day before Easter. Think the FZ is going up for sale. Probably keep the ST for trips, and the Majesty for running errands.
Good for you. Most of us can't afford a plethora of motorcycles to do different duties. I have 2 bikes. Most, I suspect have ONE bike. When all is said and done, for folks who can only have ONE bike, that bike has to be a "Swiss Army Knife". The CB1100 is not, and was never intended to be that. It's a nostalgic retro machine. I'm happy you enjoy yours. With your stable, the FZ is the one I'd "cut" as well, as it's a modern "standard", more or less the same mission capabilities as your CB1100?

Guth.....enjoy the snot out of your CB1100! If they stop importing them next year, you HAVE yours. That's kind of my point. I have a buddy with a W650. He loves it. It didn't sell. You and I can't buy one....but he HAS one...and he's really happy with it. Personally, I'm with you on "I ride what I want..." Sure wish Yamaha would bring in the SR400 and bring back the SX650 (standard, the custom sucked) A "new" Norton would be nice as well.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #3195
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Sadly, the bikes I have been drawn to have been sales failures for the most part. Amongst them, Honda's Hawk GT and CB-1 and kawasaki's W650.
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