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Old 02-13-2013, 04:04 AM   #1366
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Remember Cabbage Patch Dolls?

Or Tickle Me Elmos?

Or... Oh... Every Apply product introduction?

Yeah... *Some* people will pay crazy prices to have the hottest, newest thing.


*If* Honda ramps up the prices because they have a popular bike, screw 'em. I'm just as excited about the Triumph Street Tracker--if Triumph does it right. Me? I'm not going to pay a "hey, it's popular" premium for the CB1100. I like my DR650, it's not even a year old, I'm in no hurry at all about "needing" a replacement.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:05 AM   #1367
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Hey, we do NOT use the "N" word in this thread!!!!





















"Need"

That is all
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:14 AM   #1368
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Remember Cabbage Patch Dolls?

Or Tickle Me Elmos?

Or... Oh... Every Apply product introduction?

Yeah... *Some* people will pay crazy prices to have the hottest, newest thing.


*If* Honda ramps up the prices because they have a popular bike, screw 'em. I'm just as excited about the Triumph Street Tracker--if Triumph does it right. Me? I'm not going to pay a "hey, it's popular" premium for the CB1100. I like my DR650, it's not even a year old, I'm in no hurry at all about "needing" a replacement.
You're right. In a situation like this, you have to know when and where to strike to secure a very sharp OTD price. In this case it takes information (via the Net), and a subtle combination of diplomacy, cojones, and ca$h.

I did, so I did it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #1369
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Well, I wrote the folks at BIKE magazine and amazingly they quickly replied (literally within hours) to let me know that it is permissible to quote chunks of content as long as entire stories are not being posted. So with that in mind here are a couple of my favorite quotes from the CB1100 review that appears in the magazine (Issue 479, March 2013):

"Hauling top gear from just 30mph is effortless, and swinging around at low revs the motor is smoother than glass. There's old-school surging from tick-over through the midrange, and between 5000 and 6500rpm there's the puffed-up chest-out thrust to slaughter twins like the Bonneville and highlights the humble nature of Kawasaki's W800. And though there's really no need the CB will cheerily drive on past its 8500rpm redline."

"And there's a wholeness, a level of completeness perhaps lacking in throwback alternatives; switches will last the life of the bike, finish is high and consistent, and the brake and clutch levers have masses of span adjustment. It feels bespoke."

The reviewer finishes out with this:

"the Honda is pricier than obvious rivals but, for me, it's a triumph over the Bonneville."
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #1370
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Thanks for taking the time to get those quotes Guth.

Congrats M3! I am in discussion of how I can make a deposit and get the agreement in writing from a dealer as we speak.

You really do meet the nicest people on a Honda....thread.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:50 AM   #1371
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Remember Cabbage Patch Dolls?

Or Tickle Me Elmos?

Or... Oh... Every Apply product introduction?

Yeah... *Some* people will pay crazy prices to have the hottest, newest thing.


*If* Honda ramps up the prices because they have a popular bike, screw 'em. I'm just as excited about the Triumph Street Tracker--if Triumph does it right. Me? I'm not going to pay a "hey, it's popular" premium for the CB1100. I like my DR650, it's not even a year old, I'm in no hurry at all about "needing" a replacement.

I have never been willing to pay a premium, for anything. I remember when the Trans Am was hot and dealers were getting "ADP" - additional dealer profit. Not from me! And when demand for Harley's went thru the roof and customers were standing in line to ass raped, not me!

and I never will.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:01 PM   #1372
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Mine should arrive (fittingly enough in my case) on April 1. It looks like these will, at least for starters, be pretty limited in supply. My dealer is one of the largest I have ever seen and they are getting two and two only. One standard and one ABS. That being said, I am getting a good deal so I'm ready to add the Honda to the stable.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:07 PM   #1373
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What kind of deal on which model Bob, are you at liberty to say?
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:11 PM   #1374
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Thanks for taking the time to get those quotes Guth.

Congrats M3! I am in discussion of how I can make a deposit and get the agreement in writing from a dealer as we speak.

You really do meet the nicest people on a Honda....thread.

Man, I can't imagine the grief Honda would get if they posted an ad of a couple riding a CB 1100 wearing that gear lol
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:27 PM   #1375
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I have never been willing to pay a premium, for anything. I remember when the Trans Am was hot and dealers were getting "ADP" - additional dealer profit. Not from me! And when demand for Harley's went thru the roof and customers were standing in line to ass raped, not me!

and I never will.
Yeah, people were willing to pay stupid high prices for Harleys in the '90's. I bought a '91 FXRP new in in '91 and sold it in '94 for more than I paid for it. Only time that's ever happened with a new vehicle purchase!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #1376
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Thanks for taking the time to get those quotes Guth.

Congrats M3! I am in discussion of how I can make a deposit and get the agreement in writing from a dealer as we speak.

You really do meet the nicest people on a Honda....thread.

Didn't Don Draper do that ad? Or was it Peggy Olsen?
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:49 PM   #1377
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I'm getting the Non ABS. My deal is $9,999.00 plus GA tax. No Freight, No Setup charges. Also included is 3 years full maintenance. So, I think its fair. I'm sure some dealers will gouge and others will offer low teaser prices then load up the extra charges. I do think this will be a limited release. Remember that when first introduced here, the Yamaha FJR 1300 was a pre-order full boat purchase only.

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:18 PM   #1378
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[QUOTE=Dynaguy;20718369]I'm getting the Non ABS. My deal is $9,999.00 plus GA tax. No Freight, No Setup charges. Also included is 3 years full maintenance. So, I think its fair. I'm sure some dealers will gouge and others will offer low teaser prices then load up the extra charges. I do think this will be a limited release. Remember that when first introduced here, the Yamaha FJR 1300 was a pre-order full boat purchase



Sounds like a fair price, especially if that service includes a valve check.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #1379
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I'm getting the Non ABS. My deal is $9,999.00 plus GA tax. No Freight, No Setup charges. Also included is 3 years full maintenance.
Sounds like a good deal to me,I look forward to the reviews from owners to start rolling in!
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:40 PM   #1380
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I don't recall seeing in this thread a link to the original 'A Day Of Freedom' promo video that Honda put out a few years ago.

Apologies if this is a re-post.

It captures the feeling of a relaxed day on a motorcycle (CB1100 in this case) going nowhere in particular, really well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qffNaGStwlw

I like the tinkle sounds of the engine cooling off at the end :-)
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