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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DOUBLE-O G, Aug 24, 2012.
...compare to the original "dinky" front fender. What say everyone?
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.
That's a sexy beast! Throw a pair of fork gaiters on there too and you have damn near the perfect front end
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.
I prefer the look of the smaller stock fender myself. But I can appreciate functionality of the aftermarket example.
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.
BMW makes this one, I'm buyin one.
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.
WOW! Now That's good looking! Where can I see more?
To heck with the fender. I need y'all to be working on identifying the best luggage and windshield options. 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.
Does anybody know if Honda is offering OEM sidecases + top boxes?
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.
I believe that's actually a Honda accessory, they have a few more parts available for the big CB over in Japan.
Honda Japan CB1100 Accessories
$ 624 for a fender is insane
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.
Now I have the same problem I had before. Will anyone else agree with me that $624.00 is a tad expensive? 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
Nickel plating is a step in the process of chrome plating. So they probably do it twice.
59,850 Yen. $624.37 USD. Rack? Not Included.
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.
It looks a lot like an R1200R.