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Old 03-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #2191
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I ask, because from waht Ive read in old articles, the 919 gets some low marks in the holligan department because its smooth and boring with soft suspension, thought thoroughly competent.

Sounds familiar, right?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:37 PM   #2192
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I know its hard to believe, but when I pulled into the driveway a few minutes ago the newly-delivered CB wasn't on my mind. When the garage door raised, I said out loud "HOLY SH11-, THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!"
I put my things away, then spent the next 20 minutes drooling and re-evaluating, re-inspecting this incredibly sexy work of art that Honda has given us.
Funny thing is, before today upon entering the garage I would always give the Blackbird a good "Hi There Gorgeous" slap on the seat or windscreen.
To be honest, I don't know if the 'bird is even in the garage!!!!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:43 PM   #2193
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The dealer in Searcy, AR put two on the floor today; I figured it was my duty to go up there and test ride one... Pretty awesome, very smooth, pulled hard from low revs in all gears, fit and finish were spectacular, the black and silver on the wheels looks much better up close. It seemed to be a bit harsher over freeway expansion joints than I am used to, but that may not be fair as I have been riding a dual sport. The bike fit like a glove, the pegs a bit back from where the NH750/919's are, but still very ergonomic. I was given an out the door price of 9800, didn't do any haggling. I REALLY like this bike...

Color me jealous! Good deal. Enjoyed your intitial response.
Was that $ 9800 otd including tax?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #2194
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dogjaw, pm sent your way.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #2195
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What a great looking classic bike! Very nice.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:46 PM   #2196
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I owned a 919 for a good while, and to this day is still my favorite bike; smooth power low in the revs, great manners and the best looking tank out there... When riding the CB, I was struck by how similarly the two bikes accelerated, turned in, braked, even the sound was similar; to be honest, this is what kept me from pulling the trigger. The CB is a completely stunning bike with handling to match; the riding position on the CB is perfect, the feet a little further back than the 9,I may be back at the dealer Tuesday AM... My old 919

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:54 PM   #2197
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dogjaw, pm sent your way.
No PM rcvd, didn't want you to think I was ignoring...
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:02 PM   #2198
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When riding the CB, I was struck by how similarly the two bikes accelerated, turned in, braked, even the sound was similar; to be honest, this is what kept me from pulling the trigger.
Why did that keep you from pulling the trigger? Its late, so I may just be failing to read it correctly.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:06 PM   #2199
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Hey Scoobynut,

What are your initial impressions of the build quality of the big CB as compared to your Hawk (which I hold in high regard in that area)?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #2200
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What kept him from pulling the trigger was the price difference for similar performance.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #2201
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What kept him from pulling the trigger was the price difference for similar performance.
He continued later on saying that he might go buy the thing. Thats where I got confused? lol
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #2202
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dogjaw..........
It seems that I am lost when trying to send PMs, so this is what I sent to you.....

Hi. Just wanted to send you a pm because you live so close to me, and to try to convince you to buy this incredibly beautiful motorcycle.
Also, my brother lives in Searcy. He owns Haynie Utility Construction, has run for and lost the position of sheriff and mayor. He rides but I'm sad to say he is a Harley guy; his wife even rides a Harley trike.

Anyway, if you do decide to buy the 1100, we definitely need to hook up for a weekend ride.
Hell, even if you DON'T buy the new CB we should get together for a ride! If the weather ever clears up around here, I will be more than happy to ride from here in the Memphis area to your neck of the woods.
Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
Always ride safe.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #2203
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I genuinely want to see the CB succeed so we can see bikes like this continue to make it to the states instead of a flood of Tupperware and HD clones; I don't have one thing negative to say about the CB, it is a one of a kind motorcycle, just have to weigh the differences between a $4k and a $10k bike.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:27 PM   #2204
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dogjaw..........
It seems that I am lost when trying to send PMs, so this is what I sent to you.....

Hi. Just wanted to send you a pm because you live so close to me, and to try to convince you to buy this incredibly beautiful motorcycle.
Also, my brother lives in Searcy. He owns Haynie Utility Construction, has run for and lost the position of sheriff and mayor. He rides but I'm sad to say he is a Harley guy; his wife even rides a Harley trike.

Anyway, if you do decide to buy the 1100, we definitely need to hook up for a weekend ride.
Hell, even if you DON'T buy the new CB we should get together for a ride! If the weather ever clears up around here, I will be more than happy to ride from here in the Memphis area to your neck of the woods.
Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
Always ride safe.
Jim
Give me a shout; we'll go kick it up a notch over on 123, best road in the state
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:13 PM   #2205
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Interesting bits I noticed at http://japan.webike.net/









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