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Old 10-16-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Re: 2007 CBF1000 First Ride Report

Woe is the American motorcycle market when it comes to naked bikes. I guess more manufacturers aren't interested in sending more our way because they sell in very small numbers. However, it seems to me that Triumph, Ducati, and Aprilia are able to be profitable selling their naked bikes here. Are the Japanese manufacturers avoiding the U.S. market because of the relatively low price point naked bikes have to have thereby requiring higher sales to reach a target profit?
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2007 CBF1000 First Ride Report

That is one boring looking bike. Love the European nakeds some of which I have owned, like the Tuono, Brutale etc. In my humble opinion the Japanese do not sell many nakeds here cause they have not got them right yet.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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Well, speaking as a North American, I can say that I have exactly zero interest in this bike. I don't care if it's 15% cheaper than an FZ1 ... I'd rather have the FZ1, XB12S, Speed Triple 1050, or even the Bandit 1250S instead of this. It sounds like it's been completely castrated. Why even bother with a 1000cc engine?



To be honest, I think anyone who would be interested in this bike will pause momentarily, and buy a DL650 instead.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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Honda finally builds a bike ugly enough to steal customers from the Katana. Big H has really hit rock bottom.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:27 PM   #5
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Exactly. I ride a DL650 and it offer just as much as this bike, looks better, and with the right tires is a decent trail bike as well as corner carver. Mind you, if I had the cash a Tuono would be in my garage, but not a 2007 CBF1000... boring. I can think of many more enjoyable bikes in that price range or less.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:28 PM   #6
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what if you built a bike and no one came?



i can't believe someone greenlighted this heap. honda has truly lost its mind.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:31 PM   #7
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LOL! Yes, most sport & naked bikes from the 1980's have more "sexy" in 'em than this tripe. I guess some of the Honda guys did some meth while working in the CAD room. Lordy be that thar is an ugggggly moto. !
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:43 PM   #8
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Save the freight Honda.. Most American motorcyclists ride for fun either for performance (sportbikes) or the group think thing(GPTBots cruisers). In Europe where bikes are used for transportation these bikes are like Toyata Camrys, Honda Accords, and the like. Boring, Basic and Bulletproof... Plain Jane looks to go with it..
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:08 PM   #9
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Comparing it to a 1989 FJ1200, a bike I actually owned, it has all the weight with even less power and none of the charm. Honda, your comparison points should be able to beat 17 year old bikes.



On the other hand, as Youssef reminds us, this is a 1000cc BUDGET bike. The FJ1200 wasn't. Honda, you still should set your sights a bit higher, both in the power and styling departments.



My 2 cents, YMMV

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Old 10-16-2006, 07:25 PM   #10
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Default You nailed it.

Ditto for me. Well said
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