2013 Honda CB1100

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

  1. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Original fenders look basically the same, with the supports... I like the fender that is smaller, too, but back in the day, fenders were there to keep the muck and mess off the rider. Supports were common for years to help support the larger fenders... tp
  2. HondaFanatic

    HondaFanatic Been here awhile

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    I love the fender braces, fork gaiters, wire wheels (if they're tubeless), big thick seats...the whole 9 retro miles! :raabia
  3. Guth

    Guth Been here awhile

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    VisorDown recently did a nice "first ride" review on the CB1100:

    VisorDown CB1100 Review

    They're stating that Honda is claiming 51.4 mpg for the European model (which is 42.8 mpg in U.S. gallons). I was hoping for better.
  4. Guth

    Guth Been here awhile

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    And here is the most detailed review that I've yet to find on the CB1100. I think it answers (at least from one reviewers perspective) quite a few of the questions that have been posted here to date.

    Ash On Bikes Reviews the CB1100
  5. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Thank You for the link. It is indeed a thoughtful, informative review.

    In particular, it's interesting that Honda altered the intake valve timing on cylinders 1 and 2 so that the engine mimicked the feel of the origional - I guess the early cb1100 test engines were TOO smooth!

    Also of interest is that they wanted the styling to evoke memories of numerous early Hondas - not just the cb750, but the 400-4 750dohc, etc.

    I saw the cb1100 at the New York Show yesterday. It was garnering quite a bit of attention from older riders, and not a few newer ones as well. But like the origional sandcast cb750 the parent company is unsure of how well it is going to be received. That has also resulted in an abbreviated catalogue of Honda factory accessories for the bike. Enthusiasm aside, they are clearly walking before running on this one.

    Also, apparently it's not too difficult for them to get the engine to meet modern emission specs, as air cooled engines warm up faster than water cooled, so they spend less time and emit less emissions warming up. The oil cooling helps with emissions when it is warmed up, providing a stable cycle.

    The author of the article (Ash) also answers a lot of questions from readers in the attached Forum - very informative.:bmwrider
  6. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    I'm sure most of you have seen this rear case. It matches the cb1100's red tank.

    Who makes it? Is it mounted on the stock Honda carrier?


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  7. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I for one don't thanks you for posting the review, as I had decided the cb1100 wasn't going to be my next bike, but now, all I can say is wow!!
  8. Guth

    Guth Been here awhile

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    The more that comes out about how the engine tuning impacts the performance characteristics, the more I like the sounds of this bike.
  9. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    I had a great time at the NYC Bike Show. The Honda booth was fun!

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    Was chatting with many of the factory people, and they are hopeful and enthusiastic about the cb1100.

    Checked out the Ducati Booth. They had great 'product' as well.:bmwrider

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  10. Mobiker

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    Kevin Ash is one of the better bike reviewers. I've read several of his reviews.
  11. Moonshiner

    Moonshiner aka "B-dog"

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    Yep. If you're gonna go retro, go retro.

    It'll be interesting to see how many people back up their praise with their checkbook on this one. Honda came close with this one, IMHO, but not quite close enough.
  12. xrcris

    xrcris Been here awhile

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    I use all my stuff up till there's nothing left but dust and rust and won't be picking up a new (to me) bike until the VFR requires just too much in the way of maintenance/replacement parts. That said, instead of a payment I keep tinkering and modding what I've got. I have a lot of good memories riding my little CB4F all around the northeast, In that respect, I could see me owning one of these CB's and fixing it up with that look.
  13. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    I don't much care for the gold wheels, but other than that - perfect!
  14. Eddy Alvarez

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    Southern Honda Powersports (World's Largest Honda Motorcycle Dealer, who is also famous for pissing off others dealers by significantly discounting Hondas), is selling the CB1100 for (plus or minus) $9086.97 out the door

    The price is $9999 minus their $1002 discount plus the local 1/3 of 1% business tax.

    Plus $150 off any accessories if you travel more than 200 miles to get there! I just spoke with "Marcus", nice guy. They are all about massive volume and no BS. 1-(888) 804-9115

    http://www.southernhonda.com/
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    mrbreeze Long timer

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    I bought a bike there last September. I can't wait to do it again! :clap:clap:clap
  16. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    i had a 76 CB750 same colors only original pipes. Of course I had to go and put a noisy azz Kerker 4 into 1 on it. Liked the sound then. Prefer nice and quiet now.
  17. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    Really good review. Makes me more interested in the bike. Owned two 400 fours as a teen, one cb750f in my twenties. (and a kz650, and a suzuki 750). Always liked the sound of an Air cooled inline 4.

    I now go across the country in lickety-split fashion on an HD touring bike that puts out a massive 67 hp at the back wheel. :rofl I don't really care for plus-100 hp bikes.

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  18. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Any Honda Dealers in the Northeast have the same agressive pricing?:bmwrider
  19. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    This is the bike Honda should have built. There is no reason it could not have been built with modern reliability and functionality. If they had built this, I would have put a deposit on it the first day I found out about it, I wouldn't even need to wait for it to show up to decide whether or not I liked it. Even with modest performance, the looks alone just blow me away.
  20. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    I call bullshit on this old jerry

    you say this about a ton of bikes

    :ear