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HONDA IN EUROPE
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peterbaron Offline
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HONDA IN EUROPE
While in Europe last week, I visited Honda dealer for pure reason: 2017 CB1100 RS/ABS
Here is my private opinion::

.... if you park RS  beside any other  CB1100, there is no doubt that : CB1100 is an undisputed winner due to its classic look, perfect harmony with a modern touch of technology.
RS looks too heavy & too massive, like a "bulldog" type motorcycle with its 17" mags, too modern/skinny turn signals do not add up to its overall look....

FEW RS - ABS SPECS::  tank/16.8 L/4.44 gal,  2 front discs of 310 mm/12.2" with double-4 piston calipers,  seat height 795 mm/31.3", frt tire 120/70/17, massive rear tire 180/55/17, 2 colors available - graphite black and candy prominence red - both with black fenders (EX models were in 3 colors; candy prominence red, pearl sunbeam white & pearl shining yellow - all with chrome fenders)


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>...

OTHER, 2017 MODELS:

FIREBLADE: CBR 1000RR/ABS & SP CBR 1000RR/ABS with 192 KM at 13000 RPM,  torque 114 Nm/84 ft lb at 1100 RPM, frt tire 120/70/17, rear tire 190/50/17, seat height 832 mm/32.7"

CB1000R C-ABS:: 125 KM at 10 000 RPM, torque 99 Nm/73 ft lb at 7750 RPM, tank 17 L/4.5 gal...  & a salesman told me that 2018 will have 150 KM engine  !!.. and here is where I got po'd......that CB1100 has only 89 KMAngryAngry

CROSSTOURER VFR 1200X C-ABS & VFR 800X - ABS

AFRICA TWIN CRF 1000L with and without ABS

2015 GOLD WING F6C ABS CUSTOM in black and red color, 117 KM at 5500 RPM and 168 Nm/124 ft lb at 4000 RPM

..... and variety of "smaller mosquitos" that are very popular in Europe

My bottom line: CB1100 stays in my garage and thinking of getting newer, 6 speedBig Grin

Cheers to allThe ferret

pb
(This post was last modified: 12-09-2017 05:22 PM by The ferret.)
12-09-2017 04:25 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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RE: HONDA IN EUROPE
I checked one out when I was in the UK earlier in the year and thought it was OK, although I still think the 2014 EX/DLX ad the 2017 Standard (which seems to be available only in Japan) are the best looking of all the CB1100s.
12-10-2017 02:41 AM
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RE: HONDA IN EUROPE
I have '14 standard, so black, and think that the engine covers might have looked nice unpainted. But that's it. This RS with the silver swing-arm and chain guard is too much as seen from the left side. It looks mostly black forward and mostly silver towards the rear; as a result, the left side pipe gets "lost" among the silver.
12-11-2017 08:42 AM
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RE: HONDA IN EUROPE
(12-11-2017 08:42 AM)pdedse Wrote:  I have '14 standard, so black, and think that the engine covers might have looked nice unpainted. But that's it. This RS with the silver swing-arm and chain guard is too much as seen from the left side. It looks mostly black forward and mostly silver towards the rear; as a result, the left side pipe gets "lost" among the silver.
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I forgot to mention about that silver (alloy), heavy built rear swingarm (thanks pdedse) ...
Personally, I don't like total black CB = frame, wheels, f/forks, covers, entire engine and definitely black fenders = too much... but this is my point of view...and this is why, I have not traded in my '13 for completely black '16 CB (Canadian)...and still balancing whether to get 2014 or 2017...spring will resolve this issue for sure..unless Honda will surprise me with 2018 CB editionHuh

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12-11-2017 10:34 AM
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RE: HONDA IN EUROPE
(12-11-2017 10:34 AM)peterbaron Wrote:  ...
Personally, I don't like total black CB = frame, wheels, f/forks, covers, entire engine and definitely black fenders = too much...
pb

'14 black has chrome fender for a bit of relief, but yes a bit dark. I just don't like red! I know, wrong company. I do wish they would bring that gold that someone posted a week ago from Japan.
12-11-2017 05:40 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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RE: HONDA IN EUROPE
pdedse, I think the only way to get a gold one is to do the Whitehouse modifications or have your tank resprayed.
12-11-2017 06:19 PM
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RE: HONDA IN EUROPE
You can get the Whitehouse gold tank and side covers for the very reasonable price of $2633.20. https://www.samurider.com/?p=14293/#itemImage

The whole kit is more. Heck, that tank/side cover price is bad enough!

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
2013 CB1100
2012 ST1300
12-11-2017 06:33 PM
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