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Old 01-14-2013, 05:47 PM   #796
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I got a Hawk GT too! (it's for sale )
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:55 PM   #797
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Been studying the pic on scoobynut's post and the only part I'm not digging is the drop of the bottom line at the rear of the gas tank. I realize it's done to match up the tank with the seat base, but to me, the bottom line of the tank would look better straight. It is the only part of the bike that always jumps out at me. Guess when it's ridden, the rider's knees cover it and no one sees it or cares.

Just something that has caught my attention from my first look. tp dd50
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #798
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I do believe that anyone who purchases one of these 1100's better be ready to travel down memory lane at every stop. I had a T100, and folks stopped to talk with me every where I went.

"How old is it?"
"Man, I remember when I rode one of those back in the 60's."
"How long did it take to rebuild it?"
Those are just a few questions you need to be ready to handle.

When those asking realized the Triumph was a new bike, they were even more impressed.

"Didn't know THEY were STILL in business, cool bike."

Much of the fun of riding a retro is the conversations... tomp dd50
That's why I finally got this patch to put on my vest:

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #799
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That's why I finally got this patch to put on my vest:

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I love it!! tp
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #800
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I was at the Minneapolis show too and snapped a few pictures.
Thanks a whole bunch for the pics! They affirm my belief I will fit this ride. Cycle Ergos did also. I am 5'8" with 30" inseam. I could do a 1000 mile day on this thing. But then, I could do a 1000 on a Vespa it's my demeanor.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #801
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The pegs I'd say were very similar in height and placement to the Hawk's, but such pegs seem a little less out of place on a Hawk. Not that they were uncomfortable to me, but they just seemed on the sporty side for a standard.



I'd sure love to have one.
I'd guess the pegs are back about 3 in from where they would have been in the 60s. In the old days the pegs were near
the gear shift spline.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:55 AM   #802
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Been studying the pic on scoobynut's post and the only part I'm not digging is the drop of the bottom line at the rear of the gas tank. I realize it's done to match up the tank with the seat base, but to me, the bottom line of the tank would look better straight. It is the only part of the bike that always jumps out at me. Guess when it's ridden, the rider's knees cover it and no one sees it or cares.

Just something that has caught my attention from my first look. tp dd50
Maybe this tank served as inspiration? Maybe the color too! A very similar look if you ask me. There's even a similar, but differently sized, black panel in front of the sidecover on both bikes. And look at the footpeg bracket on both bikes. I'm starting to think the CBX was as much an inspiration as the CB750; the overall design and stance says 750, but some of the detail work looks more CBX IMHO. What do you all think?



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Old 01-15-2013, 08:01 AM   #803
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[QUOTE=Scoobynut;20489297]Maybe this tank served as inspiration? Maybe the color too! A very similar look if you ask me. There's even a similar, but differently sized, black panel in front of the sidecover on both bikes. And look at the footpeg bracket on both bikes. I'm starting to think the CBX was as much an inspiration as the CB750...



^ How big is the tank on that bike?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #804
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Maybe this tank served as inspiration? Maybe the color too! A very similar look if you ask me. There's even a similar, but differently sized, black panel in front of the sidecover on both bikes. And look at the footpeg bracket on both bikes. I'm starting to think the CBX was as much an inspiration as the CB750...



^ How big is the tank on that bike?
I was only speaking to its appearance, not its fuel capacity. I will let you do the research on that one Mr. Wiseacre.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #805
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Some of the CB1100 shapes and the general stance remind me of this bike, if you ignore the tail piece.

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #806
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The tank shape kind of looks like the Euro-spec CB Sevenfifty (the higher-performance version of the Nighthawk that was never imported to the US):

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #807
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The tank shape kind of looks like the Euro-spec CB Sevenfifty (the higher-performance version of the Nighthawk that was never imported to the US):

Man, that's NICE! I've never seen it before!
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:49 AM   #808
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To my eyes, the new bike exhibits many of the styling cues mentioned here, yet it definitely stands on its own. Honda was wise not to try and replicate any single design. In the end, they've created something new, yet familiar at the same time. I won't get to see one in person until the bike I have on order arrives, so the show pictures are a nice pacifier.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #809
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Well said, Guth. It is derivative a more than just one bike, but is still very much its own design.

Hey, if you need something to tide you over 'til your bike gets here, this is the best group of photos I've seen yet. It's an Aussie model so it has silver motor and wheels, but all else looks the same. Someone else may have posted this link already, but others may have missed it earlier. I don't think any of us will get a real sense of how good looking this bike is 'til we see it outside and in person, but here's the next best thing:

http://www.mcnews.com.au/Testing/Hon...ages/index.htm
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #810
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Maybe this tank served as inspiration?
Perhaps, but no more than a dozen other bikes. The CB1100 styling is pretty generic UJM - nicely done UJM, but nevertheless UJM.

1979 CBX tank capacity is 5.3 gallons and it needs every ounce of it; mine gets 35 mpg at best.

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