2013 Honda CB1100

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

  1. Dav101

    Dav101 Been here awhile

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    ...compare to the original "dinky" front fender. What say everyone?

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  2. kpmsprtd

    kpmsprtd Been here awhile

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    I like the extended fender a lot. But I'm a cheap bastard. It would have to sell for a very reasonable price in order for me to purchase one.
  3. HondaFanatic

    HondaFanatic Been here awhile

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    That's a sexy beast! Throw a pair of fork gaiters on there too and you have damn near the perfect front end :super
  4. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Mixed. I like the look of these old fenders and the stock one on the CB1100 is a too small to my eyes. But I'm not sure I like the big clunky one better. I certainly wouldn't spend big bucks on the mod.

    I like retro, but I think the CB1100 is plowing new ground as a modern interpretation of retro and tarting it up with old-school clunky styling cues isn't my cup of tea. But it may be yours and your opinion is all that matters. It certainly doesn't look bad.

    With fork gaiters, painted headlight ears, and 4-4 pipes, I might feel differently.

    - Mark
  5. Guth

    Guth Been here awhile

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    I prefer the look of the smaller stock fender myself. But I can appreciate functionality of the aftermarket example.
  6. OldF7Guy

    OldF7Guy Been here awhile

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    I like the smaller fender as well as the gas tank on the Cb. Sometimes I think you can take the retro thing a bit to far but everyone has different tastes. I think they did a good job modernizing a retro bike. Only real change I would like is 4 into 4 exhaust but we all know why that was not done. Cost and weight. Looks wise, I have very little to nit pick and that is unusual for me.
  7. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    BMW makes this one, I'm buyin one. :clap
  8. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    I'm with you, baby. I went to the NYC International Bike Show in January with the express purpose of seeing the cb1100, and to see if I saw anything that I DIDN'T like about it. I poured over the detail construction of the bike. The more I saw, the more I liked.

    I also sat on it for a long time. A little TOO long, as others were waiting to try it on for size. I checked out the ergos, the switchgear, clutch and brake pedal placement, seat height and comfort, etc. I'm an athletic 5'11" 180lb guy with a 32" inseam, and it fit me fine.

    Eventually, I will change out the exhaust for a 4-4 configuration. I just like it that way. Of course, I will wait for a domestic producer or an importer that can provide one at a decent price and quality.

    ...with good sound and better performance, as well.
  9. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    WOW! Now That's good looking! Where can I see more?
  10. Oldgoat01

    Oldgoat01 Adventurer

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    To heck with the fender. I need y'all to be working on identifying the best luggage and windshield options. :D And for those getting the non-ABS model, you will have a good thirty days to test them out for me. I am willing to provide my thoughts on the aesthetics of various options at no charge. Just doing my part to help out.
  11. Bugz

    Bugz Been here awhile

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    Does anybody know if Honda is offering OEM sidecases + top boxes?
  12. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    You're right. We've picked aesthetics, exhaust, tank size, and fenders to death.

    What about this? Who makes it? Good for a short trip, and the color matches the bike. I like it.

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  13. Guth

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  14. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    http://japan.webike.net/products/20316186.html



  15. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    $ 624 for a fender is insane
  16. Dav101

    Dav101 Been here awhile

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    The White House Front Fender...and there it is - even the option ready to fit ABS. I knew if I started posting here I would be eventually lead to this. Thank you. Yeah, no really, thanks a lot. :cry

    Now I have the same problem I had before. Will anyone else agree with me that $624.00 is a tad expensive? :puke1 Come on!

    On the bright side I think it says if you spend only $521.00 more with them shipping is FREE! :eek1

    And "DoubleNickel chromeplating finishing" ...can anyone translate that for me? Is that good? :huh
  17. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Nickel plating is a step in the process of chrome plating. So they probably do it twice.



  18. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    59,850 Yen. $624.37 USD. Rack? Not Included.

    Christ...
  19. dpg

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    These are just drawings by a third party of what it might look like. I doubt it will really be this cool knowing BMW. But if it is this cool and the price is right, I might just be taking back my deposit on my 1100. When I see the cb1100 in person I think I will know immediately if it is for me.
  20. The other Ferret

    The other Ferret Motorcycle nut

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    It looks a lot like an R1200R.