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Old 01-27-2013, 06:36 AM   #1051
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Eddie...the j/k means " just kidding" I was being sarcastic and letting everyone know that I was kidding. Maybe you guys don't use that over here on ADV, they use it on other forums I frequent because its hard to express intent on the internet sometimes. The point was at the pace he was riding everything looked perfectly ok and the suspension looked to be performing as it was designed. He didn't look like he was having any handling issues at all.

Lars, nice report. You lucky dog. Creamy is good for me, exactly what I am looking for. That little 125 looks like a mini CBR 1000 naked. Bet its fun to be a teenager over there.
LOL, OKAY! I'm up to speed now! I'll ask my 9 year old daughter for more tips and hints!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #1052
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Back to the 1100. Anyone have any idea how many units their local dealer(s) are getting? Mine saia, Kawid they were getting only one, and they are a large Honda, BMW, KTM dealer in the Houston area. I had first dibs, but went for the Duke instead. Call me crazy. Who knows, the Dyna may have to go if the CB is that nice... tomp dd50
Did you check with Bob Lunsford's Northwest Honda Ducati on I-45?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:27 AM   #1053
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Thanks guys for all your comment.

@Gas Hog: i know work can be hard sometimes, but someone has to do it!

To answer the other question: i am 6ft2 and just over 105kg and yes that makes me look like a giant on that MSX.
Was fun to ride...

The CB1000r is very much like Honda of old just with modern suspension and brakes. It rode very stable and i could take 90 degree turn or roundabouts almost in 3rd gear. I even tried u
Accelerating from just over 50km/h in fifth (top) gear and it did so without any strain or juddering! Very milky smooth.

Like i wrote due to weather i could try how it performs and higher rpm and speeds.

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:00 AM   #1054
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Thanks you for posting those photos, Lars. The CB1100 is simply a work of art. Despite the destruction of my retirement plan, I will have no choice but to purchase one. I am currently riding its older sibling, the 2003 CB750 Nighthawk, a perfectly fine bike in all respects, but a man has the right to have at least one of his lifetime dreams realized, hasn't he?
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:45 AM   #1055
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Thanks you for posting those photos, Lars. The CB1100 is simply a work of art. Despite the destruction of my retirement plan, I will have no choice but to purchase one. I am currently riding its older sibling, the 2003 CB750 Nighthawk, a perfectly fine bike in all respects, but a man has the right to have at least one of his lifetime dreams realized, hasn't he?
yep, I had a CB750 Nighthawk. I loved it for it's cooling fins and 4 headers that I kept gleaming (so many of these bikes can be seen with headers rotting from being dirty). At one point in time whilst going uphill on I-80 in Wyoming laden in top gear, downshifting to get some oomph, I remember starting to think 'I wish this were a 900'..

Dreams can come true (and with decent brakes too :-) )

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #1056
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i just sold my 2000 750 Nighthawk...nice bike. Needed more power and better brakes. I always thought a liter Nighthawk would be the cats meow.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #1057
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What a shame that Honda is launching this new model with Canadian MSRP 20% higher than the US ($13,200 vs $11,000). With our dollars at par, seems like they'd realize that they'd sell more at lower retail, and increased volume would offset the increased costs of selling bikes in a smaller market (than the US). .
You're lucky. Honda UK want to arse rape us to the tune of 9000!!!

Thats the wrong side of 14K USD.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:28 PM   #1058
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Wow, thats a lot of money for that bike. Its arguably worth $ 10 K, but more than $ 14 K I wouldn't be buying one.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:31 PM   #1059
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You're lucky. Honda UK want to arse rape us to the tune of 9000!!!

Thats the wrong side of 14K USD.
I'm sure that the some of that has to do with the VAT...
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:35 PM   #1060
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The more I see these Euro bikes, the more I wish we were getting the silver engine in the USA. I'm obviously nitpicking, but I sure prefer the looks.

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #1061
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Wow, thats a lot of money for that bike. Its arguably worth $ 10 K, but more than $ 14 K I wouldn't be buying one.
The 2011 CBR250R is listed OnTheRoad in the UK at 3688 pounds today that's about $5828 US.

That's way more than what it cost me to get a 2011 CBR250R on the road in the US (I don't recall the exact price, on the road maybe about $4500 US). Are motorcycles more expensive in the UK in general ? Is this some kind of VAT ? Sorry for the bonehead questions.. I don't know about such things.

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #1062
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Are motorcycles more expensive in the UK in general ? Is is some kind of VAT?
Yes, and more expensive in all the Euro countries. VAT in the UK is part of it but it's more complex than that - taxation, cost structures, regulatory climate, certification costs, advertising costs, lighting/emissions standards, import duties, shipping, cost of business, etc. are just very different.

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:50 PM   #1063
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The more I see these Euro bikes, the more I wish we were getting the silver engine in the USA. I'm obviously nitpicking, but I sure prefer the looks.

- Mark
If I had my way, it'd be the silver painted engine but with the unpainted-satin-finish case covers (clutch, alternator, etc) that come with the black engine. I'll learn to live with the darkened engine, but it will not show off those lovely fins as well as a silver engine would.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:53 PM   #1064
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The more I see these Euro bikes, the more I wish we were getting the silver engine in the USA. I'm obviously nitpicking, but I sure prefer the looks.
I too prefer the look of the silver engine. But I also prefer the look of the wheels with black centers. In my opinion, the two would not mix well. Given that, I could live with the black engine.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:20 PM   #1065
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I think Triumphs are cheaper here.

For comparison, a new Bonnie is 7000.

I rather like the Honda and grew up with similar bikes back in the 80's. I was "vaguely interested" in finding out more, but at 9K, they are taking the piss.
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