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Old 11-13-2012, 04:58 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Ummm, seriously?

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New CB1100 looks like a pretty faithful and tasteful modern version. I'd cafe the fuck outta that thing.
Yeah, absolutely atrocious. Sorry, just my opinion I'm 30, so wasn't even born when that original was new. In fact, I never even gave motorcycles a 2nd look until 10 years ago when I started riding.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:27 AM   #62 (permalink)
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The new 600 looks like ass, but i like the 500. I also like that new Goldwing cruiser looking thing. That's a Japanese cruiser/tourer. Completely original, not just and HD knock off like every other Japanese cruiser.
To me it looks like Honda trying to copy the H-D streetglide / roadglide style bikes.
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"Honda’s CBR600RR has long been heralded as the best all-around 600-class sportbike the world has ever seen."

^^^^No it isn't and no it hasn't.

This just in: It looks like garbage as well.
Well, one of the best. And yes, alot of people/critics do. Matter of opinion................but yes, this looks terrible.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:16 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Yeah, absolutely atrocious. Sorry, just my opinion I'm 30, so wasn't even born when that original was new. In fact, I never even gave motorcycles a 2nd look until 10 years ago when I started riding.
Your opinion is wrong!!!

But yeah, I understand. I'm younger, but I was born around motorcycles, so I can relate to these designs. To me that CB1100 is gorgeous, and I like how they bring back these retro styles lately.

A little less retro, but Kawasaki seems to be bringing back the ZXR 1200 in Europe. Looks great!

Edit: I correct myself. As I think others have mentioned here, Honda has been selling this retro CB in Japan for a while now.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:01 AM   #65 (permalink)
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the red/white/blue paint scheme is really growing on me the more i look at it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:06 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Your opinion is wrong!!!

But yeah, I understand. I'm younger, but I was born around motorcycles, so I can relate to these designs. To me that CB1100 is gorgeous, and I like how they bring back these retro styles lately.

A little less retro, but Kawasaki seems to be bringing back the ZXR 1200 in Europe. Looks great!

Edit: I correct myself. As I think others have mentioned here, Honda has been selling this retro CB in Japan for a while now.
I'm assuming you mean ZRX1200?

Most of the offerings are, as expected, ho-hum. I quite like the goldwing surprisingly, though.
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What I'd like to know is why they're trying to push this red/white/blue color scheme so much. It's looked like crap on almost every bike I've seen it on.
Funny, the only bike I like in RedWhiteBlue is German.
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The new Goldwing looks like the "SOA edition".



that looks a lot like a Victory I saw in a shop yesterday

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I'm assuming you mean ZRX1200?
Damn, I went back and forth between your post and mine without figuring out the mistake... Yes! The ZRX.

I need new glasses.
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that looks a lot like a Victory I saw in a shop yesterday

The cross-country is one HELL of a bike. Honda could do worse than emulate its style and performance.
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I wouldn't mind grabbing that 500 for commuting. It's probably more comfortable and more fuel efficient then my F4i is. Hell, I wouldn't mind grabbing another kawi 500r, that thing was more than enough fun for commuting and I was getting 50-55 mpg (compared to my 36-39 on the F4i)
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:43 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Whu?

Just a little bit more than that.

New rear shock, Dual stage fuel injectors (one set for low/mid, and another for mid/high rpms), dual stage ram air, radial mounted front brake calipers, Big piston front suspension. Although they aren't say anything about a new engine. I hope it picked up a few ponies, if it's going to compete with other 600s.



To each their own, that's why we are human and have opinions. IMO, the new CBR600RR looks better than the new 636. I like it better than anything the Big 4 Japanese put out.

I like the 500, too. However, it is too heavy.
You are correct about the other changes, no doubt about it - my comment was much more an expression of disbelief that there isn't an entirely new bike. This generation came out in 2007 and frankly, the newer ones have fewer horsepower. I guess I was expecting something completely new rather than what amounts to an upgrade of the current bike. We should have expected it though - the CBR1000RR had essentially the same thing done to it - same frame and engine and new bodywork and some suspension and wheel upgrades.

Well you can see which bikes Honda believes will add the most to the bottom line.
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I'll stick with the used bikes, they're cheaper and less fugly lol.
Agreed, and its a damn shame. Originality in sportbike aesthetics(Japanese at least) seemed to have come to a halt around 2004, IMO. No lines, no flow, no character. Same sharp edges and cheap ass plastic bits year in and year out only with VERY subtle changes.

I bet if you removed the decals, most people wouldnt be able to tell one year from the other. Hell alot probably wouldnt be able to tell one make from the other.
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I'm digging the CBR500. The 600 styling, not so much..
I agree. The CBR600 headlights remind me too much of the 2012 Camero headlights... not digging the styling at all.
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Agreed, and its a damn shame. Originality in sportbike aesthetics(Japanese at least) seemed to have come to a halt around 2004, IMO. No lines, no flow, no character. Same sharp edges and cheap ass plastic bits year in and year out only with VERY subtle changes.

I bet if you removed the decals, most people wouldnt be able to tell one year from the other. Hell alot probably wouldnt be able to tell one make from the other.
R6 styling peaked in 2006.
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