2013 Honda CB1100

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

  1. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham Been here awhile

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    I think "effortless" is a good way to describe it. This bike is very easy to ride. you don't even have to try.
  2. Scoobynut

    Scoobynut Been here awhile

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    I've ridden mine about 700 miles so far. Best way I can describe it is 'sweet-natured.' I absolutely mean that as a compliment.
  3. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/honda/1969-1978-honda-cb750-ar40344.html

    Great review of the first CB750's. Interesting quote from the story:

    "Honda CB750 is one of the most important bikes of the 70s. The bike is considered to be the original superbike because of its extraordinary features: large motorcycle to combine speed, luxury and reliability at a small price. "

    Sweet, civilized, peaceful, may represent the CB now, but when new, it was considered anything but those terms. Probably why it is so appealing. The target market is mostly beyond the superbike years but still want the feel and memories of days past, without the quirkiness/insanity of today's actual superbikes.

    Works for me... dd50
  4. Huladog

    Huladog Adventurer

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    "Refined Simplicity".

    As I grow older and grumpier this bike makes me smile. Or maybe smirk because I know the secret and am enjoying this reliable retro-ride.

    Aloha,
    Huladog
  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    It was a beautiful day for a ride today, so I took the Sportster for a ride to a small but multi-brand dealer to see/test-sit/hopefully ride the CB1100 and Yamaha Bolt. Better late than never, no? There was no Bolt yet for another month, but there was a CB1100. No test ride, but I was surprised how well I (6'5" & 36" inseam) fit on it. Then again, I WANTED to fit on it! My knees were not overly bent, and my knee caps didn't extend past the narrowed section of the tank. A little taller seat would really dial it in (for me).

    It is a real beauty. It is compact (it seems a bit smaller than my FJ1200), but it is nicely scaled. It might seem small next to all the stretched cruisers in the showroom, but it really seemed to be "big enough, but not too small".

    I don't remember if anyone mentioned the taillight - it looks really nice, slick & chrome-y, but it's kind of a let down when you tap on it and discover it's plastic. I also know I'd have preferred the silver engine that other markets get.

    The dealer has only gotten the one bike, and doesn't seem eager to discount. I want to see the Bolt and the new FZ9 triple. I'll want to ride the finalists in the "HapHazard Buys His First Brand New Street Bike Reality Show".:lol3

    (If I don't just keep buying cheap projects off Craigslist):wink:
  6. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    Did not try.
  7. oldhippie1

    oldhippie1 Been here awhile

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    Your full of it. I have bought Triumph manuals from him and they are the factory originals.
  8. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    + 1. Some positive experience here.

    regards, Paul
  9. nosam

    nosam Adventurer

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    I've read(skimmed) through about 180 pages of this thread so far.

    I have VIN#0923.
    I'm 6'4"-5", 36" inseam. I'm definitely going to be getting a taller seat when one comes available for a reasonable price in the US if I haven't just found someone to do a custom one for me before then.

    Other than that I love mine. Can't really say anything that others haven't already said. Smooth ride, greats looks, etc...
  10. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    He sou ds lime Wal Mart to me!LOL!
  11. Dale 4040

    Dale 4040 n00b

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    Thanks, just the thing I wanted to hear. I haven't been able to see and sit on one yet so this is great news! (6'3" 34-36 inseam). Keep us updated about your search for a taller seat. Personally I like the retro Honda ones that are the same thickness front to back.
  12. buck80mph

    buck80mph "Power Junkie"

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    :dealEnglish please...
  13. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    I had a few minutes to kill yesterday so I stopped by the dealer to sit/drool on the CB since I had not see one since the show in Jan. My initial impressions were confirmed. The paint appears an inch thick, the welds on the frame are gorgeous, the seating position is perfection for me (5'7"/28" inseam). The dealer informed me that that have had a ton of 40 to 55 year old foot traffic in to see the bike. The have now sold 5 in Richmond.
    One very lucky guy dropped off his old bike for a service. While at the dealership, he commented to his wife how much he loved that new CB. The next day she went back and bought it for his birthday party tonight.
  14. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    Yep, seems the CB1100 is a middle-age sausage magnet. :rofl
  15. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I thought I was the only one who went WTF? Glad to know I wasn't. Something about WalMart?
  16. desmoface

    desmoface Been here awhile

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    I sent this to my Wife, her response was, "see if she has a sister." Not the response I was looking for, hehe.

    Steve
    05 st3

  17. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    D like in Ding Dong was inadvertenly left out. I know speak English! I speak American LOL
  18. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Uh, no.

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  19. oldgringo

    oldgringo Jacked it all

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    Here are some photos of the Ventura Bike-Pack System for the '13 CB1100, my amigo Scotty said it only took ten minutes to install and that it is a quality product.
    The CB is mine, I haven't seen yet but will be flying up in a few days and hitting the road, looking forward to the ride.

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  20. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Looking good. Strap a small pillow to the front and have a great back rest. Did something similar on a Harley and it made for a great and more comfortable trip.