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    might be 'jap crap' but

    i really, really like this machine.
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

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    I believe those bikes were always well known for their top notch quality.
    I think they (the new models) still are well known for excellent quality.
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    The CB1100 is coming to the U.S., too.

    I like it quite a bit as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David13 View Post
    I believe those bikes were always well known for their top notch quality.
    I think they (the new models) still are well known for excellent quality.
    dc
    Hard to know what "quality" means.

    Does it mean an uncomfortably high center of gravity?

    Does it mean a buzzy engine?

    Or is it simply the older we get the better we were?
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    Thumbs up

    GOOD LOOKING motorcycle. Nuff said.
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    Not crap at all.
    The 750 was a game changer, my brother had one.
    There's a guy who sometimes rides with us on a 550 he got for a dollar.
    It runs like a champ.
    I've always liked the Honda 4s.

    Riding a motorcycle isn't always the best option although we choose it when we can.
    Riding the latest and greatest motorcycle may not be what you choose either.

    Cool bike, I'd prefer 4 silencers.
    That would lower the cg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Hard to know what "quality" means.

    Does it mean an uncomfortably high center of gravity?

    Does it mean a buzzy engine?

    Or is it simply the older we get the better we were?
    Based on the 5 Hondas I had, it meant they kept going and going and going and going, etc.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    I would like to hop on that so-called crap! and isn't the "Jap" thing a little dated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Hard to know what "quality" means.

    Does it mean an uncomfortably high center of gravity?

    Does it mean a buzzy engine?

    Or is it simply the older we get the better we were?
    Does anything make you happy?

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    750

    If it is any where as good as my old Honda 750, they will sell all they can make. Would love to set one up for touring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    I would like to hop on that so-called crap! and isn't the "Jap" thing a little dated?
    Change is hard for some

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    Problem is, this is what it was supposed to look like when they originally envisioned it a couple of years ago.

    I would have one of these 10 minutes after it hit the showroom floor.








    And I still have this in my garage. My first real bike that I bought brand new in 1981.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rd400racer View Post
    Problem is, this is what it was supposed to look like when they originally envisioned it a couple of years ago.

    I would have one of these 10 minutes after it hit the showroom floor.








    And I still have this in my garage. My first real bike that I bought brand new in 1981.

    The bike you have shown was indeed a concept bike almost 5 years ago a cb1100r; however, the one the OP posted is a dead ringer for the 2007 cb1100f concept bike. Two different concept bikes; one being produced for 2013 and the beautiful one you posted sadly is not being produced.

    Pic from 2007 motorcycle show

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    Does anything make you happy?
    Sure, back in the day when UJMs were the thing, the Airhead was a better choice.

    BMW today has lots of better choices than this Honda, although I'd have to admit I wouldn't be happy with BMW if I were so seriously looking for nostalgia. But, I'm a looking forward kind of guy and that's a great way to be happy.

    (UJM = universal Japanese motorcycle for those that missed that era, and this is exactly that look.)

    As for "going and going and going," well that's another market entirely. I suggest to my friends on Mercedes and BMW car forums, for example, that their cars are closer to Ferraris than they are to Camrys (or refrigerators). Same pretty much applies to BMW motorcycles.

    It's kind of silly I know, but I think those looking for refrigerator-like reliability and "economy" owning BMW motorcycles are simply suffering buyer's remorse or feeling otherwise guilty about how much fun they're having and how nice their bike is. There's even more fun to be had if the guilt is left behind.
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    Back in the 60's and 70's, a teenager couldn't afford a BMW airhead, but could definitely afford a CB350 or CB450. The '69 Honda CB750 was a game changer.

    Honda and other Japanese motorcycle companies introduced literally millions of people to motorcycling. My first motorcycle was a Honda, I was 13 years old. When I returned to motorcycling at age 40 after 19 years away from riding, I bought a Honda.

    Technology is a wonderful thing. BMW has done some very good things with technology, especially in the last 10 years or so.

    Some people these days want a retro bike. This is why the new Bonnevilles are selling pretty well. They're not really "retro", though, since they have the advantages of a lot of more modern features. So, really what they want is a modern bike that "looks" retro. That's the new Honda CB1100.
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