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Old 11-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hmmmm...cast wheels and 41mm forks w/ twin 4-pot calipers. Dunno about the whole bike, but some of the parts certainly picque my interest...

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I was thinking the same, especially around wheel options....are you listening Carrozzeria??
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Sallright but Emissions regs are killing bikes. A ten year old Kawasaki zephyr(similar nay near identical) makes more power.



And arguably looks much nicer.
I quite liked the look of the CB when I first viewed the pictures but having given them a bit more eye time the bike just doesn't seem to fit together right, the tank shape isn't blowing my frock up likewise the different coloured side panels, infact it looks like someting of a bitza as the lines don't seem to flow and fit together.
That Zephyr on the other hand, wow, how did they not hit my radar at the time? Perhaps I was still too into sports bikes then. May have a look for a decent SH one.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I like the look of the CB1100 - looking forward to seeing it in the the flesh at the end of the month at the NEC bike show.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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As much as I love all Triumphs, one nice thing about the Honda.....Honda dealerships. They're everywhere. If you don't live in a major city, Triumph dealerships can be hard to find.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Would be nice if they did this....


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Old 11-16-2012, 01:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I quite liked the look of the CB when I first viewed the pictures but having given them a bit more eye time the bike just doesn't seem to fit together right, the tank shape isn't blowing my frock up likewise the different coloured side panels, infact it looks like someting of a bitza as the lines don't seem to flow and fit together.
That Zephyr on the other hand, wow, how did they not hit my radar at the time? Perhaps I was still too into sports bikes then. May have a look for a decent SH one.
Totally agree! There's something not quite right about it, i can't put my finger on it but it just looks a bit...well, odd

The Zephyr however....
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Totally agree! There's something not quite right about it, i can't put my finger on it but it just looks a bit...well, odd

The Zephyr however....
Bear in mind I'm speaking with UK eyes, other areas of the world may have a different take on things but I can't help thinking that Kawasaki came out with the Zephyr a wee bit too soon, If it came out now I can't help thinking it would be better received. OK I may be looking at this from my own somewhat older point of view but I'd offer in evidence an experience from a recent visit to a bikers meet, well when I say recent it was earlier in the year possibly when the weather was too cold for the sports guys to be around, what I did notice was a massive number of GSX1400s and a similar offering from yamaha (XJ someting or other). I can't help thinking that the Zephyr was a little before its time or perhaps it set the stage. Basically I just can't help thinking that I wish I'd been a bit more open to it 10 or so years ago. I also wish averyone else had as there don't appear to be many (any) around in the UK right now.
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GDCobra - There are a handful of Zephyr 550s and a 750 on Ebay at the moment.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm Northern Ireland born and raised, only been in Bcn for 2 years. I remember seeing many of them years ago back home, it's always been i bike i've been drawn to. It always had that sleeker look to it compared to most bikes back in the day IMO. I always thought it was underated, visually, as i have never had the opportunity to ride one, so can't say how it handles. Maybe that's why they weren't so popular, who knows, but i'm sure someone on here has had the pleasure of finding out.

I've only seen a few Zephyrs here in Bcn, there's one sits outside a Royal Enfield shop amongst the Bullets and old Ducatis and it always catches my eye even sittin beside such machinery, and it's not even a very clean example. Even now the lines of the bike look great. Now if was just another foot taller lol
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