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Old 11-15-2012, 02:04 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I think most of the positive comments made here by Triumph owners is just respect for what looks like a very competent bike in a similar genre as our beloved Bonnie. I don't think alarm bells need to go off about a mass exodus to Honda.

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Old 11-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I think most of the positive comments made here by Triumph owners is just respect for what looks like a very competent bike in a similar genre as our beloved Bonnie. I don't think alarm bells need to go off about a mass exodus to Honda.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Not bad....Would have been more interesting as a Triple.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:44 AM   #85 (permalink)
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First of all, when I saw the Fury come over to the States before the CB1100 I was sorely disappointed in Honda.

Second, for anyone who owns a liter bike, you all know of the low-end grunt I speak of. Surely the Bonnie does a spectacular job at hauling tail and does extremely well on the low-end given that it's not a liter bike, but that's just it, it isn't a liter bike and anyone who has one, knows the difference.

When I speak of a liter bike, I'm not looking or talking about a 1000RR super plastic fantastic, I'm talking about the classic UJM's of yesteryear. Clean, built like a BFH, doesn't require higher R's to get the job done, but the power is available in the upper band if required.

Who else builds this inline four, the inline four that made the world do an about face and is available in the States? Don't forget, it mustn't look like it came from the movie Transformer's.

I'm going to be honest, I love my old GS1100 shaft drive, but I can't live in the early 80's forever, I'm going to need a liter replacement at some point and Honda looks to be filling that gap. The Bonneville exudes coolness, but when it comes to commuting down a windy highway littered with semis, that rock solid feeling is appreciated by a 550lb bike, especially the capability to add a plexi three fairing over a round head light seems even more appealing.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:39 AM   #86 (permalink)
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A blank canvas, just like the Bonnie. I can see it being modded as we do with our bikes, i.e. all the noise baffling removed, higher CR, updated forks/suspension. It wouldn't take much work for it to produce over 100bhp and be an excellent cafe racer with clipons, bikini fairing and rear sets, but without the class and breeding of a Triumph.
Can't argue with PieMan's logic, but in terms of Honda's past it has the classic styling elements. Not sure what all the rest of the fuss is all about?

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I like it. I have a 2005 Bonneville and a 1976 CB550. I think this bike is a blank canvas just waiting to be cafe'd. I do wish it had spoke wheels though. I like that it has chrome fenders and a lucas style tail light. I would personally put some Norman Hyde M bars on it and get some louder exhaust. I have seen a video of a 4 into 4 exhaust. I think it sounds nice. But, I love the twin of my Bonneville much better.

I can't wait for this to show up at the dealers so I can check it out. I felt this way about the Street Triple too. I still don't have one of those yet.
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That actually sounds really nice. It does look de-baffled, but even so if those are stock pipes and it's not much work to get them out then that's pretty impressive. It sounds like a classic 70's/80's in-line four.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:09 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Hmmm..... I wonder why it took Honda over ten years longer to get it's retro bike out.

Triumph beat em by a mile. But that CB is a tasty unit.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #90 (permalink)
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I also noticed towards the end of that exhaust video that there was an extra padded piece on the seat. I have seen some reviews where they say that the seat sits lower and may not be good for 6' plus riders. But, I can see so many aftermarket parts popping up for this thing. Seats & exhaust included.
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