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Old 12-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #421
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Here's a version with a different set of panniers. Looks pretty good! This bike also has a 4-2 exhaust.

That bike is going to be a hit. That headlight shroud and the exhaust note are wicked.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #422
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Release date

Talked to my dealer today. Says the Honda Rep says March or April. When will it actually be?
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:45 PM   #423
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I traded a bike in today on a CB1100. My sales contract says "to be delivered April/May 2013"

but I can only hope it will be sooner
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:57 PM   #424
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I traded a bike in today on a CB1100. My sales contract says "to be delivered April/May 2013"

but I can only hope it will be sooner
What dealer did you get it from?
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:09 AM   #425
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Hope its sooner.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:25 AM   #426
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So, how dinky is this fuel tank?
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:05 AM   #427
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So, how dinky is this fuel tank?
3.9 US gallons.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #428
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I really dig this bike. Not sure how it will sell in the states here, but it is a cool retro. For me though, I'd rather pick up a Bonneville or V7 Guzzi. They seem to have a little more "soul" to me, though I know it's just a individual thing. Can't afford anything new right now anyway, but I'm leaning towards the Bonnie. I do hope that the big Honda makes it though, it really is a beautiful bike!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #429
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Bonnie

I had one and I liked it a lot but after over 95 two wheelers I'm going back to Honda for the dependability and dealer network. I've had 14 Guzzi's and no more for me.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:50 AM   #430
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Both the Bonnie and V7 are great retro bikes and I'd love to have one. But there is no comparison with the CB1100 from an engine performance stand point as the V7 is down in the low-40's on RWHP and the Bonnie is only in the mid-50's. The Honda will be nearly 80. Not saying horsepower is all-important, but the difference will be like night/day. The Honda is a retro bike that will feel like a reasonably-modern high-performance motorcycle.

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:23 PM   #431
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Actually excited about this bike . Just a nice all around bike , not honed to a fine point into one catagory or another , can't wait to see one and test ride it .
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #432
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Both the Bonnie and V7 are great retro bikes and I'd love to have one. But there is no comparison with the CB1100 from an engine performance stand point as the V7 is down in the low-40's on RWHP and the Bonnie is only in the mid-50's. The Honda will be nearly 80. Not saying horsepower is all-important, but the difference will be like night/day. The Honda is a retro bike that will feel like a reasonably-modern high-performance motorcycle.

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I usually assume about 15% loss from crank to wheel until actual data shows different. At 85 crank hp that'd give around 72-73 at the wheel. Honda seems to be doing better than this, at least with the NC700, which is rated at either 51 or 52 and mag tests are geting 48 at the wheel.

Don't forget the Bonnie is around 40 lbs and the V7 100 lbs lighter. Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt the Honda will seriously spank the Guzzi in acceleration - probably the Bonnie too. Just sayin the Bonnie and V7 have their own attributes.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:23 PM   #433
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dealers

Guzzi dealers are few and far between and many aren't very good. My Triumph dealer 130 miles away was terrible. The nearest good dealer is in El Dorado Springs, Mo and thats over 300 miles. Good Honda dealers everywhere. I had a new 1969 750 4 cyl K0 and race performance doesn't interest me at all. I just like the looks of the bike. Its not all plastic. It'll do what I want just fine.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #434
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The Bonneville is also a couple grand cheaper, right? (I'm going by MSRP; no idea what out the door price difference will be).
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Guzzi dealers are few and far between and many aren't very good. My Triumph dealer 130 miles away was terrible. The nearest good dealer is in El Dorado Springs, Mo and thats over 300 miles. Good Honda dealers everywhere. I had a new 1969 750 4 cyl K0 and race performance doesn't interest me at all. I just like the looks of the bike. Its not all plastic. It'll do what I want just fine.
+1 on the dealer in El Dorado Springs. Good folks.

Have you tried Engles in KC? I bought my BMW there back in '91. They never stopped being a Triumph dealer. Still had their signs up and tried to supply parts even when the brand was dead and buried.
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