6 NEW bikes from Honda USA for 2013

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DOUBLE-O G, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    While Honda does have a excellent reliability reputation and Mini's aren't great, let's keep our exaggerations a little under control. I have 60K on my MCS original clutch and get 25K out of brakes with a few track days. There are documented cases of folks getting 100K+ from brakes and 300K+ from a clutch. These are wear items with lifespans determined by the driver, not the car.

    - Mark
  2. africa twin

    africa twin Been here awhile

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    I think he means dollars not miles
  3. markjenn

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    That makes more sense. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Mini service is a little more expensive - not a great car if overall cost of ownership is a big concern. For both BMW cars and motorcycles, my experience is that everything costs about 30% more. Not a deal breaker if you like the machine, but not the best value choice either. That being said, there is more to driving a vehicle than simply cost and I think it is well worth 30% more to drive a 3-series over an Accord.

    - Mark
  4. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Yes that is what i meant. My friend had his transmission crap out at 59,900 miles in his Cooper, and was covered by warantee. But so what that it did not cost him a dime. He just sold it because he knew the next big repair was on his dime. I have test drove Coopers several times, almost pulled the plug and bought one, but would read the mini forums and realize there are more problems than not. I love small, fastish, fun cars.

    FWIW I have had three or four Civics, three CRX SI, a Prelude, and a some i can't recall, drove them hard and long, for several hundred thousand miles (combined) and never had to replace a clutch. Since 1980.
  5. ArmSC

    ArmSC Been here awhile

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    I didn't think this thread would turn out this way...started on the new honda bikes and is now a discussion about the cost of mini/bmw service on cars. One wild ride of a thread
  6. MookieBlaylock

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    they plan on making a 300 hp version , but not for sale here ha ha. I saw a mint prelude yesterday , such a nice car
  7. Mobiker

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazaaaaaagh!

    Enough of the car talk pleeeeeeeeeeeeez. Take it to shiny things or AdventureDriver or somewhere.

    Thank you.

    Worst thread hijack ever.
  8. 9990

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    I like the looks of the F6B. Won't buy one, because I don't want a 900 pound bike, but kudos to Honda for doing it. Hopefully they pick up some HD touring sales with it.

    I really like the look of the CB1100. Though I'm probably the only one on the planet who wishes the fenders were _not_ chrome. Still, I'm tempted. Could be what I wanted the Bonnie to be.

    The 500s look good. I'm very curious about engine vibration. Parallel twins seem prone to vibration issues. On the other hand, Honda are obviously known for their smooth engines.
  9. Mobiker

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    I like the looks of the F6B also, but won't buy one for the same reason.

    Chrome or painted fenders: either are fine with me as long as the they look good. There are some fairly ugly, stubby fenders out there.

    Parallel twins can be smooth. It depends on execution. I thought the Bonneville I test rode was smooth. The GS500 I used to own was buzzy. The XS650 I used to own vibrated quite a bit, but I can't say it really bothered me.
  10. markjenn

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    Modern parallel twins with counter-balancers can be as smooth as any twin.

    - Mark