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Old 11-28-2012, 06:01 AM   #391
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Cool video I found... Talks about the development of the bike a little bit.

http://www.honda.co.jp/CB1100/impres...ish/index.html
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:54 AM   #392
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That vid is not doing me any good regarding my not lusting for one even more. The only bike I ever bought brand new was a 1972 CB750 in Wisconsin as an MP serving at Camp McCoy.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:55 AM   #393
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Cool Video

That was a great video. This is the bike for me. Linda and I had a new 1969 K0 which cost $1495 out the door. I'm ready for this new CB1100.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:04 AM   #394
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140 MPH on a public road? Or a track?

If on a public road, I'm damn glad you don't live near me.
Said the guy who owns an '09 Honda CBF1000. I bet you've been going at least that fast on the street.

:-) It's all in good fun.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:35 AM   #395
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Cool video I found... Talks about the development of the bike a little bit.

http://www.honda.co.jp/CB1100/impres...ish/index.html
Are there more video's like this about the new 500 and 700 series of Honda?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #396
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Who on earth needs something that goes 140 mph? Thats stupid.
Its not an everyday occurrence,sometimes out in the middle of nowhere and everything lines up its fun to spin the thing up a little.
At 140 with the fairing on the 1200 it is oddly smooth and turbulence free,gets all quiet. The Germans and their Autobahn have the right idea. Nothing wrong with a little sporting spirit.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:54 AM   #397
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I never owned a Trophy 1200, but I rode a few. That motor is all you say it is and more. I actually preferred the '95 model, before they went to the more aerodynamic body style. I hemmed and hawed and kicked tires until suddenly they were all gone.
I found my 1999 1200 on craigslist about 80 miles from home,I rode it a little and didnt know what to think,seemed kinda big. I bought it anyway for 3000.00

I did some catch up maintenance as it had been sitting awhile,only had 14000 miles on it with hardly a scuff.
Ive grown to like it alot,big/smooth/comfy with the Corbin seat anyway. I usually just cruise around enjoying the nice midrange and low end,doesnt need to be revved to go places. With the stock rear luggage and top box it holds plenty of stuff for camping then plays sportbike on Sunday rides. Triumph builds some nice bikes.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:13 AM   #398
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Liked the video quite a bit. I may ride a bit more than their targeted buyer but the type of riding I mostly do really fits this bike. Reminds me of when I had an accessory laden CB900. Nice bike to just cruise and eat up the countryside.

Makes me wish it wasn't 15 degrees outside...

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Old 11-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #399
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"Please enjoy your bike life."

Sounds like these guys get it...
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #400
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Said the guy who owns an '09 Honda CBF1000. I bet you've been going at least that fast on the street.

:-) It's all in good fun.
Well don't tell the law, but I have had it up to 160.

Of course that is in kilometers/hour
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:26 PM   #401
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That vid is not doing me any good regarding my not lusting for one even more. The only bike I ever bought brand new was a 1972 CB750 in Wisconsin as an MP serving at Camp McCoy.
Obviously, you are doomed. Do not resist!

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That was a great video. This is the bike for me. Linda and I had a new 1969 K0 which cost $1495 out the door. I'm ready for this new CB1100.
From "Inflation Calculator" at http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

What cost $1495 in 1969 would cost $9043.79 in 2011.

Not out of line, especially considering the $9300 price some of us have been quoted.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #402
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I'm researching luggage options.... Anyone have experience with Hepco & Becker??
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #403
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I've seen them on Guzzi's and heard they are quite sturdy and protective from the elements.

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:29 AM   #404
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I'm researching luggage options.... Anyone have experience with Hepco & Becker??
I use H&B gear. It is expensive but the racks are solid and the cases are watertight. The locks are far better than the Givi junk. (You can lock them or not, unlike the Givis which need to be unlocked to open. Similar to the old BMW Krauser gear, and it wouldn't surprise me if Krauser bags fitted on the racks.) The only downside is that the lids are hinged with a plastic ridge between the cases, and that will eventually fail I suppose - but it's very easy to fit strong metal hinges on it afterwards. The top boxes are great as they are rectangular unlike the curved Givi and similar so they fit a lot of stuff without losing space due to the odd shape.





Notice the water seal around the inner edge of the lid:

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:33 AM   #405
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Yeah, H&B make good stuff.

A set of aluminum boxes on one of these would be... thrilling and disappointing all at once.
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