2013 Honda CB1100

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DOUBLE-O G, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. HondaFanatic

    HondaFanatic Been here awhile

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    Looks like you'll be holding on to your '13 then. ABS is part of the DLX package.

    On a different note...I put down $1000 today with my local dealer for their 1st DLX that hits! $500 off MSRP and zero BS fees :wings
  2. Scoobynut

    Scoobynut Been here awhile

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    Cool, good for you! We'll be expecting lots of photos when it arrives.
  3. ZappBranigan

    ZappBranigan Been here awhile

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    What are the sales numbers like? Anyone know?

    Just curious about whether this is something Honda is going to commit to. Bringing an updated model in is a good sign.

    To be honest, I really expected them to bring this in and then just let it wither on the vine for a couple of years and then withdraw it due to "poor sales." Being as how that's what's happened to almost every other UJM-type 4 cyl bike that's been introduced over the past 20 years (Zephyr, CB1000, ZR7, Naked Bandit - did I miss one?)
  4. OldF7Guy

    OldF7Guy Been here awhile

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    I hate you. J/K Congrats. :clap I simply love the CB1100.
  5. Gas Hog

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    I'm good with that, the natural finish on the motor and wheels was the only thing I really wanted. Extra fuel capability is only a 1/2 gal but would be nice.
    Gary
  6. HondaFanatic

    HondaFanatic Been here awhile

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    Thanks! PUH-lenty of pics to follow. My dealer thinks they should show up at the beginning of April.

    The girlfriend's pissed cause there's no backrest available. Sorry, honey :rofl
    People have been doing them with the luggage rack...but I don't do luggage racks.


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    Man, I love the way that 2nd pipe just evens out the entire bike.
  7. jazzmans

    jazzmans fickt euch

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    oh shit!

    a six speed tranny was the 'sticking' point on me when I was fighting between the yammy FZ and the CB 1100, had one been on the floor I'd have probably jumped.
    those mag wheels look like com-stars, which I for one am a huge fan of.

    Damn.

    I still love my bike, but a cb1100 with a six speed? yeah buddy.
    4-2? meh, just additional weight. first thing I did with my 81 CB750F was dump that ultra-heavy 4-2 stock exhaust (anyone looking for one?) and put a Kerker 4-1. much, much lighter, and better power.

    jaz
  8. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    :nod

    ZRX1100 / ZRX1200....which was not a sales flop, nor was the Bandit.
  9. jazzmans

    jazzmans fickt euch

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    yep. I loved my GSXF1200, and was on the lookout for another one. the new bike(suzuki) is fully faired, which misses what I loved most about it.(it's also sold out, so I didn't have an opportunity)

    jaz
  10. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    FWIW which is very little - I have ~ 2500 miles on my 2013 CB1100 and so far I have not ever wished I had a 6th gear for the type of riding I do. (no freeways).
    But then again, I don't want a 5th gear for the type of riding I do on my BMW R75/5...
  11. frog13

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    If it only did not have shimmed valves (CB 1100).
  12. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    That DLX looks awesome. :clap

    I am also in the mags are better column. I even went through the trouble of converting my 76 goldwing from spokes to Comstars. The want is strong with that one.
  13. Blakebird

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    why?

    it's a very understressed engine with a low rpm threshold in normal use - they should stay put forever. Checking them won't take any time, easy to get to them.

    would you rather have screw and locknut that you have to check every 7,500 miles?
  14. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    how goes the Norton search Mike?

    I see your buddy in Wisconsin had one given to him to restore...
  15. Gham

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    I agree,my 82 CB900F has shims and they haven't budged in 15K miles,I would love to see somebody rack up some big miles and check the cam chains though.Like to see how the tensioners hold up.The old system was a weak point.
  16. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Bought a DR 650 and H2 750 instead. I am letting Pete have all the fun with the Norton...


  17. ZappBranigan

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    The Bandit I'm referring to is the 1200 without the fairing. AFAIK was only sold for 1 or 2 years (2000/2001 or 2001/2002.)

    Suzuki must have dropped it for a reason and I assume the reason is because the Bandit with the fairing outsold it by quite a bit.

    Ditto for the Kawasaki ZR-7. Was sold in both faired (ZR-7S) and unfaired (ZR-7) models but the unfaired bike was only sold for a short time before being dropped. Assuming that big companies like Kawasaki don't get where they are by leaving money on the table, I can only figure that they dropped the naked ZR-7 because of disappointing sales.

    Also, at the risk of being pedantic, the ZRX-1100 and 1200 both had fairings. Small, fork-mounted "bikini" type fairings, but they still had fairings. The truly "naked" (no-fairing and round headlight) ZRX was never sold in the US (although I know a lot of people who had ZRX's were able to "convert" them to the round headlight pretty easily.)

    I don't know why but I've never liked fairings on bikes. Even though I understand the benefits, I still don't like them. Windshields I'm OK with, but I just don't like fairings of any kind. I've ridden quite a few faired bikes but I've never owned one.
  18. Omarius

    Omarius Been here awhile

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    According to Honda Japan, the EX makes a couple more hp, but loses a couple of torque.
  19. Super Sneaky Steve

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    That looks darn good CLEAN, but it would take five minutes of riding to make a black bike look filthy.
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    A clean bike is the sign of a mental disorder.:1drink