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Old 11-12-2012, 11:03 PM   #41 (permalink)
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You know, all this comes down to is.... Are you a Honda or a Triumph fan? Simple.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:33 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:37 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I say good for Honda. Someone other than Triumph (and I guess Kawi) bringing sanity back to motorcycling. Very cool - not as cool as my T100 - still I cheer the effort. And actually I hope they catch on. Thanks for posting.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #44 (permalink)
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...Anyone else see a mainstream shift towards the standard position old-school bikes in their neck of the woods? And why, I wonder?
I think there is a trend toward standard position bikes. But a lot of it is going to the growing segment, Adventure/Touring models like Triumph Tiger, BMW GS, Ducati Multistrada etc.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:01 AM   #45 (permalink)
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I grew up riding 2 strokes....then Honda came out with the CB750. Pretty impressive when the salesguy put a dime on the tank and revved it up to redline without the dime vibrating off. About that time time I decided to go for my 1st "big bike" and got a RocketIII. I was happy as a clam since it felt like it would stomp a hole in the heart of just about any other 2 wheeler out there and I did my fair share of riding the peewaddin out of it. Unfortunately it spit chains and the Zener (sp) diode would act up. I did take up to 130 since it was guaranteed to do 130. Scary as hell.

But the bike that was reliable fun and had plenty of power was the CB.

I'm sure the 1100 will appeal to the guys who had an old CB and want to re-live their misspent youth or wanted one but didn't have the buckage to buy one. Now the 1100 fills that "classic" niche nicely.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:03 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Well I've waited for this bike to come to the UK for a long time, sadly both hubby and I will be losing our jobs next June, so this bike will be put on hold.

For those wondering about add on's, farkles etc. If you go to the Honda site in Japan and check out the accessories, they are amazing and have so lovely stuff for the bike.

They also have a facebook page with lots of photos of bikes already accesoriesed by their owners.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I am really surprised as to what this thread has shown us all. At first it seemed another new bike had caught a few peoples attention. Then it became apparent, There are a whole lot of people driving Triumphs who really have just been waiting for Honda to build a bike they like.

Judging by the number of folks expressing the desire to post deposits and start farkeling the new Honda TRAT will be losing at least a third of the members. Can't believe there were so many latent Honda lovers under cover of a temporary Triumph badged bike.

I know some will still swear they really just bought the Honda because of nostalgia, comfort or lack of a Triumph that fit them. But the fawning, drooling and babble about "waiting for 20 years for this bike", just shows how big and powerful the lure of Honda is. Not even the vaunted HD can command such a huge wait list for it's junk.

I will miss some of you, some I never knew will be gone and then there is Juni, Lee, Rose and a few others who we all know who will write glowing reports about how superior their new Honda is to any thing Triumph ever thought of building. Sad days in Triumphville.
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Gosh, I hope Triumph responds very soon with an upsized Bonnie for me to buy!
Not me. If they're going to update the Bonnie I wish they'd make it 100 lbs lighter instead of adding CCs. Besides, it doesn't matter how many CCs or HP they add to the Bonnie, everyone will always want 10% more. They should have just left it a 790.

The CB1100 looks like a great bike, I'd own one if I could afford it (and already owned a Tiger, and probably some other stuff). It would be fun if Triumph made one as well, but not change the Bonnie into the CB1100.

As others have already said, bring back the old Thunderbird Sport, that would fit the nitch in the Triumph stable.
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Here's how I see the CB1100 playing out:

A lot of Americans say "that looks nice. Honda should bring it here.".

Honda looks around and says "you know, maybe we should bring it to the U.S.", which they then do.

The bike languishes on dealer lots until they are given away. Honda ends importation after two years of dismal sales.

Three years after pulling the bike from the market, everyone goes mad for it and wonders why Honda stopped selling them here.
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