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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #211 on: March 21, 2014, 08:23:25 PM »
Bike or scooter?

Neither......It's fugly!
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« Reply #212 on: March 21, 2014, 09:08:01 PM »
"modern" they say.  Too faired for me, I like to see some of the bike.
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« Reply #213 on: March 21, 2014, 09:12:39 PM »
Looks kind of like those recumbent bikes I see being peddled around the shoreline!
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« Reply #215 on: March 22, 2014, 10:29:08 PM »
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #216 on: March 25, 2014, 08:23:30 PM »
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« Reply #217 on: March 25, 2014, 08:32:43 PM »
Cough! Cough!
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #218 on: March 26, 2014, 10:20:18 AM »
I could picture Barry on that new Honda.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #219 on: March 26, 2014, 08:10:01 PM »
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #220 on: March 27, 2014, 08:53:35 AM »
I kinda like that CTX. It's not something I'm interested in now, but as I age and want something a little more relaxing, I'd look at it. I'm not a fan of the stereotypical V-twin cruiser, either the motor or styling. I especially like the V4 (like my VFR). And compared to the new Vultus, it's almost pretty.

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« Reply #221 on: March 27, 2014, 03:27:25 PM »
If I were given the choice tomorrow (between the two bikes), I would go for the Interceptor.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #222 on: March 27, 2014, 04:06:04 PM »
If I were given the choice tomorrow (between the two bikes), I would go for the Interceptor.

Me too, since Triumph seems to have left that range of the ST market.

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2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe
For the CB1100 Deluxe, Honda added ABS, a larger fuel tank (4.4 gallons, up from 3.9), a sleek four-into-two exhaust system, a new seat with a retro-pattern and restyled side covers. Like the base model, the CB1100 Deluxe features a 6-speed transmission and new instrumentation.
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« Reply #223 on: March 27, 2014, 04:55:56 PM »
I can't believe the price they're getting for that CB1100. It seems pretty steep for what you're really getting.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #224 on: March 27, 2014, 05:20:35 PM »
Actual rider first impression of Honda CBR 650F

I've only got 300km on it so far.

The power is there right through the rev range and its so smooth. Around town is better than I thought. It don't feel to heavy and cuts through traffic well. On the Highways again very smooth and comfortable with good protection from the screen.

The Suspension is quite stiff, not a great deal of travel under breaking. The rear shock is still on the factory setting of 2, Honda recommended wait for first service before adjustment. I'm 100 kg and some of the roads I feel every bump.

Cornering I'm not sure. Long sweeping lean's are fine but tighter twisty's it feels like it hangs before starting to turn. My CBR250 had rosso II's fitted so I'm used to it tipping in a bit quicker. It might just be my riding style. The Dunlop Sportmax do perform well and I've been almost to the edge on the rear.

The exhaust looks great the way they have covered it and is very quiet, K speed have a mod for the pipe that makes it louder but for now I'm leaving it standard.

Overall it's a head turner. The matte black has a lot of carbon mixed in but for some reason they have put chrome fairing bolts it very noticeable positions, not sure why... The mirrors are positioned so they actually work. The digital display has a nice lay out and is good for a quick glance without taking your eye's off the road. I like twin head lights but they have done a great job with the single head like and surrounding's. The seat is comfortable but a to lock your helmet the whole seat slides back and i find it a bit of a chew taking it off and on. I hope to have the rear fender removed tomorrow to tidy up the rear end. I HATE the big plastic fender it looks ugly and spoils the overall look.
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