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.
Maggie- '10 Bonnie SE; SAI, 02R, Dom. Touring, DNA Pods, TTP Tune #11 with Stage 1 ign., 36E's