2013 Honda CB1100

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. GB

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    It's the tail light that gives it a chunkier look over the prototype. That was a change to meet DOT requirements, and same goes for those turn signals up front.
  2. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    This one gives me bike lust, I haven't had that for a while. :drif
  3. vintagecycle

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    Sign me up!
  4. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    I anticipate this too. I'll probably have to drive pretty far to get an MSRP without bs fees deal. Local shop is horrible for the fees. I know. I used to sell bikes there. :lol3
  5. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Me too. 1st in line. Early April they told me. :clap:clap

  6. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road

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    Southern Powersports is a Honda dealer in Chatanooga - they don't charge fees. Not that far from Asheville. I bought a bike there, and I definitely recommend them.

    Also Abernathy's Honda in Union City does not charge fees. Prices are usually fair at both locations. Never done business with Abernathy's though - but I know people who have and they recommend them.

    I am not affiliated with either business, just passing the word.
  7. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    It's a lot more than that. The engines aren't even the same - the production engine looks taller and isn't canted forward as much, and compare the angle of the front downtubes. The whole bike is taller, and the position of the gas tank is different, too. I'm sure the production model would look a little cleaner with a smaller tail light, lower bars, and a smaller muffler, but it still isn't as inherently "right" as the prototype was. Nice bike by any means, though.
  8. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    We discussed this quite a bit on the older thread. At some point in the gestation of the CB1100 it lost its cafe vibe and become mostly UJM retro and budget bike. Personally, I think they're in a bit of a no-man's land between the two - perhaps not sporting enough or modern enough to sell as an all-around performer, but not retro enough to sell on nostalgic connection to the bikes like the CB750. But we'll see.

    I suspect if it does well, they'll bring over some more sporting variants.

    [​IMG]

    - Mark
  9. jon_l

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    I'd say you have a nice bike allowance Paul - a 2012 R1200GS and 2012 Triumph Bonneville
  10. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    I picked up an FZ8 this March because I was wanting that Standard bike appearance. Although it's a modern style bike, it's all a bike needs to be. No excessive body work and comfortable to ride. Now that the CB1100 is coming here, I think a trade in is likely. I like the FZ8 but I can't really connect with it; not like my 78 CB750F I had a few years ago. It's weird.
  11. frog13

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    The connecting "thing" is not weird...to me it is a necessity!.I can't seem to connect with my 2010 RS Shadow?...don't know why?...nice machine.I'm a big fan of the CB styling and mechanics though!.When I see one of these 1100's up close,hop on and check out the details in person,I just may have to piss the wife off and sell the RS?....it's not often Honda floods the U.S. with such goodies!.:D
  12. DesmoTull

    DesmoTull Been here awhile

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    It's going to be real hard to not get an emotional attachment when I see the one that will be "mine" and it's time to make the final deal...

    I'd rather walk out and get my deposit back and get somewhere else and/or wait a year...

    Their motto is "...Where customers come first." So we'll see...
  13. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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    Simply put...yes.
  14. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    The CB1100 tail light mimics the original CB750 SOHC tail light.
  15. Tripl Nikl

    Tripl Nikl Long timer

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    Suzuki's 0% down, 0% interest promo this year got me off the sidelines and on a bike. I could afford the monthly payment and--honestly--I like NOT having someone else's problem. That said, the cash in hand buyer can find some nice bikes if they're patient. There was a fully mod'd DR650 in Seattle (that included the stock parts--why he didn't go back to stock and sell the parts seperately I dunno. :huh ) that was ~$5K if I recall--but the mods!! A good deal for someone.

    As for the CB1100, I like it a lot! I don't care for "spaceship" looking bikes and being a kid of the 70s, I think standards are the way to go. I've liked cafes since the day--and have mixed feelings about their current popularity--and I think the CB1100 is just begging to be cafe'd! I really cannot wait to throw a leg over the CB1100 once the initial OMGIGOTTAHAVEIT!!! buyers have cleared out of the showrooms.

    And, THANK YOU HONDA!! :freaky
  16. jon_l

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    You're not wrong, but the retro bike market seems divergent from the performance market. Otherwise, I guess one would look at Honda's CB1000R, Kawasaki Z1000 or Yamaha FZ-1, and learn to like the Transformer-esque looks.

    Compared to other retro styled bikes, this one's a powerhouse.

    Each to his own, but 85 HP / 67 lb/ft of torque is plenty for me.

    There are fewer and fewer bikes around these days without water-cooling, so I suspect the CB1100 is pretty choked up with emissions stuff. How easily it can be removed will be seen in time.

    I like the R1200R a lot too.
  17. drooartz

    drooartz Been here awhile

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    I really like this bike at first glance. I'm a standard bike kinda guy -- best riding year ever was on a 2007 Bonnie Black. Not because it's retro, but because it's what a bike is supposed to look like. Simple, do anything bike.

    That said, the small fuel tank might be an issue for me (the short range was why I sold the Bonnie). I ride a bunch in southern Utah and a range of less than 200 miles means a bunch of out-of-fuel-and-walking anxiety in some places.
  18. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Doing with the late 70s CB750 what Triumph and Kawasaki did with the Bonneville and K650, respectively.

    I like it, but I wouldn't buy one.
  19. cb4017

    cb4017 Adventurer

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    In years past I had a 76 CB750 and an 83 CB1100F. I REALLY like this bike. It doesn't meet my current needs as a 2-up sport tourer but if I can convince the wife we need a second bike this will be it. :D
  20. d.burbach

    d.burbach Been here awhile

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    I didn't say it needed a sixth gear, only that it would be nice. I mean I could get by just fine without a sixth gear on my SV650, but it sure is nice to have it.