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2018 Bonnie Speedmaster
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Hondahawkrider Offline
Running Like a Top

Maryland
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Post: #11
RE: 2018 Bonnie Speedmaster
(01-03-2018 09:19 PM)Guth Wrote:  When I look at this bike the first word that comes to mind is "Bobber" (not cruiser) That look is big with quite a few of the hipsters these days, which usually tends to mean a recreation of something that appeals to us older guys, lol. I totally get it kvdv — you should definitely go for what you like, that's how so many of us ended up with the CB1100. If this bike presses more of your buttons than the CB1100 does then that's the bike you should get. I hope it works out for you.

The speed aster is actually the bobber but with a different rear

'13 cb1100 came with black grab rails, headlight & side covers, hagofuku front/rear fenders, and cats eye blinkers.Added by me: Staintune Slip-on, Moriwaki sliders, Sport Trunk Seat, Lucas black taillight
01-03-2018 11:23 PM
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Guth Online
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Portland, OR
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Post: #12
RE: 2018 Bonnie Speedmaster
Ooops, sorry — I meant "Bobber" as in a specific style of motorcycle as opposed to a model name. I actually didn't know that Triumph made a bike specifically called the Bobber.

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
01-04-2018 01:07 AM
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Cormanus Online
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Queensland, Australia
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Post: #13
RE: 2018 Bonnie Speedmaster
(01-03-2018 09:40 PM)Guth Wrote:  
(01-03-2018 09:29 PM)LongRanger Wrote:  It's refreshing to hear someone proclaim their choice of bike based on how it looks. We often get caught up with spec sheets, power-to-weight ratios, hp, number of cylinders, blah blah blah. To me, what's most important is how the bike makes us feel, however we choose to define that.

Exactly! This is totally why I ended up with the CB1100. Ideally, buying a motorcycle should be fueled by the emotions the bike brings out in you.

kvdv, if you're even halfway as excited about the Speedmaster as I was about the CB1100 when it first came out, then I'm predicting great things for you and this bike.

I wish I’d said these things.
01-04-2018 04:55 AM
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Rboe Offline
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Phx, AZ
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RE: 2018 Bonnie Speedmaster
I'm attracted to both the Bobber and the Speedmaster. But luckily I think my inseam will keep it out of my fleet. Other bikes I look at are all over the spectrum, but the Africa Twin makes the most sense.

2013 Honda CB1100
2012 Moto Guzzi Griso SE
2008 Honda XR650L
01-06-2018 08:41 PM
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