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Old 11-27-2012, 08:19 AM
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I really, really, REALLY wanted a CB750 when I was in High School. One kid (whose Dad owned the Busch distribution in our county) had one, and I remember watching him tear out of the parking lot on it like it was yesterday.

However, it may not be too late!

Honda Worldwide | CB1100 | Introduction

Be sure to click on the "Engine" tab and check out the detailed photo of the motor. It's a work of art; just gorgeous.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:30 AM
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My older brother had one.

I've been hoping for US distribution ever since I saw the concept bike a few years ago.
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What Honda did for the motorcycling world was phenomenal. Well designed, well built devices to use everyday and gave the industry a new standard we still can appreciate today.
I had a '73 500/4. Wonderful little bike, but really crappy mileage. Love the lines of those bikes. True classics.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:44 AM
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I found an article that says the bike will be in dealerships next March. Which is just about perfect, because that's when Uncle Sam gives me some of my tax money back, which I traditionally use to buy stupid stuff I don't really need!
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What Honda did for the motorcycling world was phenomenal. Well designed, well built devices to use everyday and gave the industry a new standard we still can appreciate today.
The CB750 was probably the single biggest threat to the Harley Davidson brand at the time.
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Lusted after the CB750 also. After watching a salesman do the nickel balancing routine I was sold. Wound up with a 450 due to financial reality.
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Actually the CB1100 doesn't remind me nearly as much of the original sohc cb750 as it does the 79 and later dohc 750, right down to the comstar wheel look alikes.
Having owned a 72 CB750 in the day along with a slew of other bikes that were contemporary at the time, they were good then. Today, they are slow, buzzy, the brakes suck, the crude suspension makes them ride like a goat and the frames had all the rigidity of a piece of linguini.
Now not to say bikes of the time are not fun to own, I have a 79 BMW because of that, just that when you take off the rose colored glasses the good 'ol days don't look as good. Certainly nothing I want to pay todays prices for to revisit.
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Question HP vs MPG Accuracy

87hp with 79mpg ?

Can this be true ? Is the mpg in U.S. gallons ?

3.9gal fuel capacity is a bit small, unless you can actually get the 300+ miles per tank.

Good-looking bike though, IMHO.

Good thing about a naked bike: Why have all that plastic if it is not needed as a heat shield ?

I like wind screens on my bikes, though.

Not everyone wants ABS, I guess.


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Can I post a link in this thread to one of my favorite Retro Cars ?

Heavily customized in these photos, its one of my favorite movie cars, probably better than the movie itself.

Awesome 50

I love the body styling of the 1950's Mercury's. The 1951 Mercury in American Graffiti driven by the Pharoah's gang is a nice one, too.
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Actually the CB1100 doesn't remind me nearly as much of the original sohc cb750 as it does the 79 and later dohc 750, right down to the comstar wheel look alikes.
I remember people just hating those comstar wheels. Poor Honda, a brilliant bit of engineering completely lost on it's audience.
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The CB750 was probably the single biggest threat to the Harley Davidson brand at the time.
My sister's boyfriend during those years was a factory-trained HD mechanic who worked in the Ft. Lauderdale dealership. He told me how the Honda dealer couldn't get the 750's out of the crates fast enough for the buyers. He moonlighted at the Honda shop doing setup on them, which was basically a 30-minute job. He said the Shovelheads he'd set up from the factory took days and weeks to sort out; the customer would ride away, stuff would fall off and break, the bike would come back for repairs, etc. HD was having union problems at that time as well; Marc told me bikes would come in from the factory with wrenches in the primary cases, ball bearings in the gas tanks, etc. No wonder Honda ate their lunch.
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