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Phil West  says:

Video: Honda CB1100 old vs new

The all-new Honda CB1100 is intended as a faithful 'homage' not juut to the original CB750K0 of 1969 but also to Honda's whole family of celebrated air-cooled CB fours of the '70s. But how well does it pull it off? brightcove.createExperiences();

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snev

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snev says:

and

the price of each ???????

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Rowdygimly

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Rowdygimly says:

Plus

You get the godawefull music in the background?

Please the sound of the bike is important too.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Listening to what he says at the end, basically its no improvement over the original! And when he's talking about the 70's bike, the camera is actually showing the engine of the new bike! Thought it looked a bit clean for a 40 year old bike. Personally, I would love a 70's K2 or K4 in original condition. The 4 pipes made a great sound.

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flydnb

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flydnb says:

hmm

make you wonder if he got a free bike .

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

Sounds like Kev was struggling at the end to come up with any reasons why this bike is any better than the original 1970s 750cc bike. The truth is the spec sheet we saw weeks ago says everything you need to know without ever having to ride one. Its a new bike not an old one, but the bike is exaclty the same as it was: A basic 1970s roadster. But it isn't some new wonderful model. Move on........

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

snev, hello mate.....the CB1100 costs the same or there abouts as the new 2013 Kawa Z1000.

Tough choice hu?

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Piglet2010 says:

Same but different...

Even with proper break-in and warm-ups before riding hard, as well as frequent oil changes and other routine maintenance, you would likely be doing well to get more than 50K miles out of a 1970's Honda CB750 before needing to overhaul the engine. I would be shocked if the new CB1100  would need anything but routine maintenance before 200K miles if treated similarly. The CB1100 also meet stringent emission standards that would have been considered impossible to achieve in the 1970's.

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venturer

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venturer says:

out of date bike for today

rant, but like where or who is the market for this bike.

i'm trying not to be negative, but this cb1100 is a stylistic exersise, that can't compete with the
BMW boxer/Ducati L/Guzzi V/Harley, i just can't see who is going to buy it,
there are lighter bikes with mod switches
so you can have 80 bhp, (your having a f*ckin laugh 80bhp), then switch to 150 bhp with traction control,
, wtf and how can you design an out of
date, overweight new bike with a 1100cc 4 cylinder engine, there is no way you could draw a line through any number
of honda motorbikes made since the 750/4 to reach the CB1100 and say that the CB1100 is in anyway
connected to the older bikes, why didn't you make it a 750cc. There is no doubt that the older bikes must have charm, because if they
didn't they would just die like rubbish bikes do.

Honda, like are you making bikes for your own rose tinted spec board members. Your not even promoting your current range of bikes, so
why do you need another 1000cc + inline 4.

Piglet2010 we in th uk, are trying to save the planet single handedly, by taxing everything for fuel to flights, we are saving nothing, there
are more cars in a single supermarket in the USA than in the whole of the UK in total and Motorbikes do no damage. 

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azicat

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azicat says:

Imagine if BMW did the same thing with their Mini and released it with the same 34bhp as the Mk 1 Morris Mini!

Manufacturers nevertheless have to make design choices.  Consider the Zephyr 1100 of the 1990s - rumour has it that this was Kawasaki's response to enthusiast demand for a re-release of the Z1, but they calculated that retooling for a replica would result in a bike that cost pretty much the same as a new one designed from scratch.  Suzuki released a reissue of the GSX1100 Katana (also in the 90s) which was more or less identical to the 80s model but was also priced at a premium.  I have no doubt that if Honda simply made replicas of the 1969 CB750 that it would probably cost more or less the same as a VFR1200.

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snev

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snev says:

venturer

Very well Put.... I love the Idea and Looks of this bike but the price you pay, in comparison to other bikes on the market rules out any logicle purchase.

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