2013 Honda CB1100

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

  1. Tripl Nikl

    Tripl Nikl Long timer

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    *sniff* I made a bad business decision. *sniff*


    If he knew he wanted one for himself, he should have left his order alone. Or ordered only those units he was planning on selling. Either way, he likely runs his shop emotionally, not logically.


    I wouldn't pay the for off-the-shelf parts. For that or less one could get custom fabricated parts. Seriously, likely for half that or below some decent shop would fab, coat, and fit the parts.
  2. The other Ferret

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    And look at the horsepower line on the graph, nearly a straight line building power in a linear fashion from idle to 7 grand. No wonder some think they are boring to ride. Theres no high rpm " hit" like other bikes. To me it looks like an easy fun ride.
  3. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, but there's a nice bump in torque at 3,000 rpm. You'll feel that.
  4. kraven

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    Yeah, and that 70ish lbs at off-idle says "load me down, fool. Let's go everywhere."
  5. Plungerhead

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    Great comment! And so so true. :clap
  6. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    It's more than that. Shipping Charges to North America? Approx. $720.00.

    Ouch...:whip
  7. The other Ferret

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    Dayum! :eek1
  8. markjenn

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    What is produced in limited numbers in the aftermarket can be bolted to the bike as standard for a fraction of the aftermarket cost. That being said, one factor raising costs would be that Honda would have to engineer a catalyst and O2 sensors into the system, something that aftermarket vendors typically ignore. A stock system would also have to meet stringent noise standards and this tends to favor 4-1 systems because you can engineer a relatively huge muffler that does quadruple duty quieting four exhaust pulses. 4-1 systems are inherently more noise efficient.

    If Honda engineered a stock 4-4, they'd probably go with a 4-1-4 or 4-2-4 system, both to add muffler volume under the bike and also provide a convenient place for one or two O2 sensors. More complication, more weight.

    Net, net, I suspect doing 4-4 stock would incrementally cost another few hundred and maybe the bike might have cost $10,495 or something like this. While significant, this is not a deal-breaker. In the end, Honda doesn't want this bike positioned into a pure retro position in the market. It wants the bike's DNA to be more modern, more performance-oriented, and less rooted in the past.

    If this bike is successful in the US market, one of the aftermarket vendors will likely pick up importing one of these retro exhausts and I bet will sell them for a lot cheaper than $2600.

    - Mark
  9. dpg

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    Well unless you have loads of money to waste, then you can forget about those pipes. I will wait until some more reasonable options show up for us North Americans. I'm hoping for a cool understated bikini fairing. The Mugen one is decent but I don't think it is available seperate. I wouldn't mind losing some of the pork with the exhaust so 4 into 1 makes more sense as well as more sense financially and I refuse to part with the center stand if I have to maintain the chain. I'm already thinking how nice clip ons might be but I don't think I would comprimise ergos for asthetics. Sure is funny how you can be obsessed with something you haven't ever seen in the flesh. The days are ticking by too slowly.... At least it looks like the weather will permit me to ride the good ol' cbr250 this weekend.
  10. eatpasta

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    Ok..... who is the first inmate to take delivery.....

    isnt it soon?

    :ear
  11. dpg

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    NORTH AMERICA HAS SEEN ITS FIRST CB1100!!!!!! IN CANADA, ALBEIT, ALBERTA. ABS TOO. I don't know how that correlates to anything in the U.S. but it can't be bad news I wouldn't think. Come to think of it, it makes a lot of sense for Honda to get the bike out so we can get the word and the reviews and the praise out so that more people will gain interest. Wow, I am rambling but I don't care. Wahooooo!

    http://alberta.kijiji.ca/c-cars-veh...s-2013-CB1100-Now-in-stock-W0QQAdIdZ462486214

    Edit: oops, too excited. I said there in North America, I meant they are.....awe who cares.
  12. dpg

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    Well if you are really desperate for more, here is a cb1100, German, forum. They are already complaining about fuel economy. Not a whole lot on the site yet. If anyone wants to set up and run the CB1100 forum and get all the advertising lined up I'll be glad to split the profits with you for having the idea. :rofl
  13. The other Ferret

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    Last time i spoke with my dealer he said Honda was supposed to release min on the 15 th so he should have it ready for delivery on the 20 th, so hopefully only 14 more days for me. Hopefully the bike will be on schedule and the weather will cooperate
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    I just got off the phone with my dealer. Was told it could be here as early as next week or as late as the end of the month. :(
  15. Bugz

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    Any idea what the fuel economy is those germans are getting? My german is very limited. Bradwurst :rofl Ich spreche kein gut Deutsch.
  16. OldF7Guy

    OldF7Guy Been here awhile

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    From time to time I check this forum to see if its open yet.

    http://cb1100forum.org/

    There is still nothing there. Could you comment on the fuel mileage on the german forum? Do you have a link and is it all written in german? Thanks.
  17. eatpasta

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    well im excited for you guys. if i were in a different place in my life, I would still have my '83 1100F and another newer one next to it

    :dunno
  18. The other Ferret

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    Thanks, book marked it. Hopefully it will become a happening place soon!
  19. Scoobynut

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    Their bikes probably aren't even broken in yet, so the fuel economy won't be nearly as good as it would be by the three to five thousand mile mark. That's been my experience anyways.
  20. kraven

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    Yeah.

    Germans... :norton