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Old 01-27-2014, 06:20 AM   #3871
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That I6 motor may not be real but this one is.

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Old 01-28-2014, 04:23 PM   #3872
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I'm not seeing what you're seeing. They look identical to me and the part that is clearly visible - the valve cover - has all the same bolt patterns, indentations, etc. This source has a gallery of the Suzuki Stratosphere concept bike with both of the pictures in question.

http://www.gizmag.com/go/4770/picture/30779/

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Old 01-28-2014, 04:31 PM   #3873
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Not for the first time…I stand corrected.
Nor I. No big deal. Cool engine, wish it had seen light of day. But the BMW six is pretty cool.

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Old 01-28-2014, 06:06 PM   #3874
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someone should make a small displacement 6 like a 400 or a 600 screamer..... if it was halfway good it would be an instant hit
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:24 PM   #3875
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someone should make a small displacement 6 like a 400 or a 600 screamer..... if it was halfway good it would be an instant hit
It probably wouldn't be a hit with what it would end up costing OTD. More parts = more money.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:59 PM   #3876
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someone should make a small displacement 6 like a 400 or a 600 screamer..... if it was halfway good it would be an instant hit
it would be cool....but underpowered and expensive.

I remember when Honda brought out the jewel-like CB350 Four.
The CB350 twin made more power and was cheaper - the 350 Four didn't last long.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:01 AM   #3877
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someone should make a small displacement 6 like a 400 or a 600 screamer..... if it was halfway good it would be an instant hit
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It probably wouldn't be a hit with what it would end up costing OTD. More parts = more money.
Yup. This is the dilemma of the US motorcycle market. In countries with graduated licensing systems, where you have to start off on a <500cc bike no matter how much money you have, they can make an "expensive" 400 and people will buy it.

But in the US where a MC license qualifies you to ride everything from a Honda Trail 90 to a Boss Hoss with a 500 Cubic Inch V8, nobody's going to pay the cost of an 800cc bike to buy a 400cc bike. It just doesn't make sense.

It's like when you go to the movies and order a medium popcorn. "But for only 50 cents more you can get a large with twice as much." A 400cc "screamer" that sold for $5500 would get slaughtered by a 650 or 700 that sold for $6500 for that very reason.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:41 PM   #3878
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it would be cool....but underpowered and expensive.

I remember when Honda brought out the jewel-like CB350 Four.
The CB350 twin made more power and was cheaper - the 350 Four didn't last long.

I agree…I owned the twin back then. I once saw a 350 four motor apart on a bench. The pistons were the size of shot glasses. A real "swiss watch" of a mill. Hardly a sales success, but it evolved into the 400 four F, just about as close as you can get to the "perfect" bike. (IMHO) Spare, clean, elegant, every bit of frippery stripped away. I lusted after one then, & still do today.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:18 PM   #3879
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it would be cool....but underpowered and expensive.

I remember when Honda brought out the jewel-like CB350 Four.
The CB350 twin made more power and was cheaper - the 350 Four didn't last long.
Honda can be like Chevy at times. If it's too good they stop making it.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:07 AM   #3880
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2014's online now:

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/cb1100.aspx

6-speed and mags on both models.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:09 AM   #3881
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No wire wheels is a letdown.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #3882
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Nice and thank you Honda but how about some more colors?
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:04 AM   #3883
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I liked the blacked out motor, too bad that isn't available with the ABS and bigger tank and dual exhaust. Still, if I could afford to buy one right now, I would go for the black. I don't want wire wheels.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:24 PM   #3884
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I like the DLX. Sure I wish it came in the white (I have heard it is a common trait of us Americans to whine about the lack of color choice), but the larger tank, the mag wheels, the abs, the 4 into 2 exhaust, I like it all. The only thing that will keep me from buying one will be whether or not I can afford it come July.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:49 PM   #3885
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American Honda did what I was hoping with the DLX..... got all the good stuff, rounded off the styling corners, and kept the tubeless. The $900 price hike is unfortunate though. I may have to get one of these.

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