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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Aug 24, 2012.
DAMN!!! I was hoping that it was terrible so that this bike would stop tempting me!!!
My dealer has two in stock. I must say I was impressed by the paint and chrome finishes. Very nice. I sat on one and found the seat to peg distance to be pretty tight for my 38" inseam.
Not in the market for a new bike but this CB1100 looks to be very nicely done. It was kind of a trip seeing those bikes in amongst all the other sport bikes, NCs and whatnot.
Just picked mine up today.
I'm 28 years old. I've loved the UJM bodystyle for as long as I can remember, but the Triumph Bonneville didn't really do it for me.
I've wanted the CB1100 ever since I saw a picture of it.
My old bike was a Kawasaki Vulcan 500. That was my starter bike and I told myself I was buying my first "real bike" this year.
Loving the CB1100 so far, I have to work all weekend but at least the ride back from the dealer was fun.
The bike is so smooth and easy but with plenty power on tap. Especially coming off the tiny 500 cc Kawasaki.
I might buy the Chic fairing/windshield, but am still thinking about it.
For me, I love riding bikes but don't like the look of Harleys/cruiser bikes, sport/crotchrocket bikes, weird spaceship looking adventure bikes, or wooly mammoth Goldwing style tourers.
I've always wanted a UJM, which to me looks "like a motorcyle", with nothing extra added. But at the same time I didn't want to buy a 20+ year old bike.
I will be circling Lake Michigan in a few weeks and will try out my first ride report.
I am a happy person right now.
congrats, potatosam. The 1100 IS what a UJM is suppose to be.
Someone mentioned a Swiss Army Knife, motorcycle. Years ago, UJMs were considered such, as they were used to commute, tour, take the girl out for a thrill, drag raced, road raced, and otherwise thoroughly enjoyed. Back then, frame designs were crap, suspension was crap, brakes were crap, and tires were crap, but we didn't know any better or just didn't care. We just loved riding them.
Today's 1100 has a good stable frame, decent suspension, good brakes, even ABS available, and so many tire designs available that we couldn't ever try them all.
A windshield and soft bags and go touring. Change the seat and bars and you have a cafe. ETC, ETC... Now if it was made by Victorianox, it would truly be a Swiss Army Knife. tom
Well done, potatosam. Good to see a younger fella into this style of bike. A UJM nowadays is truly a bike that doesn't follow the crowd. Kinda of funny, really -- when I was your age they were a dime a dozen, now they're unusual.
Can't beat 'em as an all-rounder. We look forward to your Lake Michigan ride report.
Bet it's cheap to vinyl wrap that puppy. You could have a new colour every spring for peanuts if you got the pattern figured out.
Yes. Those videos are informative.
The second one, showing the Pipemasters 4-4 exhaust from Australia, demonstrate how good a cb1100 can sound once freed from it's factory exhaust. Sweet indeed.
So M3-SRT8, what's the word did yours arrive?
Why don't they offer it in shiny lacquer black. Red or white? OK, yes, it's Honda's colors but come on! Black is a no-brainer.
Skysailor said: When all is said and done, for folks who can only have ONE bike, that bike has to be a "Swiss Army Knife". The CB1100 is not, and was never intended to be that. It's a nostalgic retro machine.
I disagree. Retro standards are designed to be what bikes used to be- swiss army knives. In the old days one bike did everything and I'm sure Honda will do what Triumph has done for the Bonneville- created a market for accessories to suit any and all tastes. Including those of us who ride retros as daily riders- swiss army knives.
dooga, Black is a color choice in Japan and Australia. Lots of pics of black bikes on the interweb.
Nope. Not yet.
I had them delay delivery until this tuesday. I was called away on another matter this weekend.
BTW, I had them save the shipping crate, cover, literature, etc.
Make mine blue please.....
Got to see one of these at Sloan's down in Murfreesboro yesterday. Wow! Such fit and finish, and so pleasing to look at, at least to my eye. Congrats to all you new owners and way to go, Honda!
You're quite welcome.
Here are the video links if anyone else wants to see an interesting link to a dedicated Honda dealer. G N Gonzales Honda in Baton Rouge since the '30s. Mr. George Gonzales Jr. past away in 2011. Former distributor for entire southeast and central U.S. - Worlds largest seller.
I stopped by the large Honda Dealer (former southeast & middle third of U.S. - distributor) "G N GONZALES" here in Baton Rouge last week. They still have two non-abs bikes (#681 and #940) on the showroom floor. They told me they had a lot of lookers, even passing through from out of town, but no takers. They're holding tight on MSRP price even after a month....
The start of my driveway.
Sweet pic....what pack is that on the back?
Yeah. I thought so. Don't wanna derail this thread, but if interested, you can read more about it over in the "Go Sportsters" thread.
Alas, like the CB1300, black CB11s don't exist to me as a denizen of the US. Boo. Hiss. Thanks, though.
Went into a local dealer yesterday to test ride the CB500F; he said that they have sold 12 of the CB11, had two on the floor at 8899,00...