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Old 10-17-2006, 06:20 AM   #31
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Default Re: 2007 CBF1000 First Ride Report

"what is the problem with making such a bike that is NOT retro styled?"



The problem is it LOOKS like it has the juice, but doesn't, and that's where the disappointment comes in. At least with a cruiser, there is a form over function problem. With this bike, there should be none of that. This one is a pooch in pooch's clothing.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:20 AM   #32
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After looking at this bike, I decided that some things are better left in Europe.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:26 AM   #33
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98 HP...Yawn....
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:33 AM   #34
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First off who ever takes Japanese factory claimed weights seriously? The claimed "kerb" weight is 532 lbs. You can add about 20-30 pounds and you'll be closer to the actual weight. No one will no ( if MO can spell "curb" k-e-r-b then I can spell "know" n-o) for sure until someone puts on a scale. If the given weights are accurate it'll be the first time in history.



To be sure it's not slow but it will be perceived as "slow" by US buyers. We were being asked to give opinions on the bike's potential in the US market. It doesn't have any.....



....unless Honda want the buyers who are angry that Suzuki dropped the air/oil cooled Bandit and are waiting for a slightly detuned replacement.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:42 AM   #35
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Honda won't give incentives? Wiith FZ6es going for $6850 the 599s are going to remain on the showroom floor.



A friend of mine at work bought an FZ6 last year over the 599 for that very reason. That and the fact the FZ6 looks much better.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:45 AM   #36
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98 horsepower, bland bland styling and those wheels would be an absolute ***** to clean.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:50 AM   #37
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So I'm guessing you're not going to send Honda a letter telling them to bring it here?



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Old 10-17-2006, 06:53 AM   #38
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Personally, I liked the 599 over the FZ6 except for the price.



The Yama had zero torque and then vibed like one of those gag electric chairs at the local haunted house once the revs went higher.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:55 AM   #39
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Buy one! In about ten years I'll be needing another dirt cheap used commuterbike. I buy one every 3-4 years and I'm looking ahead.



This weekend I've got a 2000 ZRX1100 with only 14K miles to czech out.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:00 AM   #40
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Maybe, but no one in the US apparently cares about function.



It's gotta look GROOVY! YEAH BABY!



Anyhow this guys 2006 apparently doesn't vibate that much.. he has no complaints.

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