2013 Honda CB1100

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

  1. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Obviously, you are doomed. Do not resist!:D

    From "Inflation Calculator" at http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

    [SIZE=+1]What cost $1495 in 1969 would cost $9043.79 in 2011. [/SIZE]

    Not out of line, especially considering the $9300 price some of us have been quoted.:deal
  2. DesmoTull

    DesmoTull Been here awhile

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    I'm researching luggage options.... Anyone have experience with Hepco & Becker??
  3. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    I've seen them on Guzzi's and heard they are quite sturdy and protective from the elements.

    Scott in Shoreview
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  4. Scrivens

    Scrivens Been here awhile

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    I use H&B gear. It is expensive but the racks are solid and the cases are watertight. The locks are far better than the Givi junk. (You can lock them or not, unlike the Givis which need to be unlocked to open. Similar to the old BMW Krauser gear, and it wouldn't surprise me if Krauser bags fitted on the racks.) The only downside is that the lids are hinged with a plastic ridge between the cases, and that will eventually fail I suppose - but it's very easy to fit strong metal hinges on it afterwards. The top boxes are great as they are rectangular unlike the curved Givi and similar so they fit a lot of stuff without losing space due to the odd shape.

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    Notice the water seal around the inner edge of the lid:

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  5. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Yeah, H&B make good stuff.

    A set of aluminum boxes on one of these would be... thrilling and disappointing all at once. :lol3
  6. DesmoTull

    DesmoTull Been here awhile

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    Doesn't look bad all loaded up!

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  7. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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  8. BlueBlazerIrregular

    BlueBlazerIrregular Bike Punk

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    "Unlike an automobile, a motorcycle is not covered with a body, so there is no clear division between exterior and interior"

    GREAT article!
  9. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    I just got my January Cycle World, and there is a nice 2-page write up on the CB1100 by Blake Connor. His riding impression makes it sound like a very fun to ride bike.

    I keep thinking about this bike. On the face of it it makes no logical sense for me to replace my perfectly functional ZRX with what amounts to a new version of the same thing. But when I look at pictures of it, it's hard to be logical. Kind of like when I see a new Dodge Challenger... I really want one.
  10. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    I hear ya brother. I am replacing a perfectly good 750cc, water cooled, fuel injected, shaft drive Honda to get this CB1100. My wife just rolls her eyes,,,,,
    :D
  11. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Your sig and profile don't indicate what this 750cc watercooled, etc... bike is. Would make your post more relevant. Inquiring minds want to know.

    And I know what you mean, because i could see trading my water-cooled 1000cc, FI, chain drive Honda for the 1100 too.
  12. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    I updated my profile last night because my 2011 Honda Shadow Phantom with 10,000 miles is going bye bye tomorrow morning. It was a good bike but I go through bikes like I used to go through women
  13. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    This very thought keeps crossing my mind!......this CB1100 is.....WOW!.
  14. CvFactor

    CvFactor Adventurer

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  15. Scrivens

    Scrivens Been here awhile

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    Specs are pretty dire though - Capacity : 20L Carrying capacity : Less than 3kg.

    It's a pity the H&Bs are slanted as it spoils the trad lines a bit. Plus I hate slanted bags...
  16. oldhippie1

    oldhippie1 Been here awhile

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    The ones shown are 30 liter. I've had a couple Moto Guzzi V11EV's with the BIG 40 liter ones which will hold a full face helmet. Cost a bit over $400 for bags plus around $300 for mounts. I'm sure Hepco & Becker will make mounts for the CB1100. They are top quality bags.
  17. Scrivens

    Scrivens Been here awhile

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    That 20L I was referring to was for the Japanese ones in the pic above - the specs are in the weblink for that photo - not the earlier pic of the H&Bs. I've got the H&B Junior 30's on the W800, can't quite fit a helmet in them but they are nice and slim and still take a lot of gear. I think they are rated at 10kg or so. I generally just have the 40L top box on and that takes the helmet fine; dump it in there when I go shopping. They are excellent bags and well worth the money; look nice on the CB1100 as well. (The full set - all racks, cases and top box - cost around $AUS1300.)
  18. yogibiker

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  19. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    Here's a version with a different set of panniers. Looks pretty good! This bike also has a 4-2 exhaust.

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  20. meams

    meams Been here awhile

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    I want this thing. March '13 release?