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sarnali2 12-11-2012 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 279000)
Yours will be rattle-can BBQ black, with lots of overspray on the headers and controls.


Duh.......

The Spaceman 12-11-2012 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 279004)
The powersports.honda.com site shows the engine as the same as the one we rode. It's mostly blacked out but has several chrome/silver accent pieces. Which site are you looking at?

The dedicated CB1100 site:

Honda Worldwide | CB1100 | Introduction

As far as I can see, all the photos show the silver engine. They even mention the "polished silver finish" in the text.

The Spaceman 12-11-2012 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 279003)
So Johnny Future is gonna buy a relic from the past.

It's time for some "viable technology" Kenneth.

Forget it Buzz. I told you, we're THROUGH since you've been boasting about your wild drinking trips to FL without a Quiznos or even a call for me.

You just go on about your business, Mr. Mister. There's nothing for you here anymore.

sarnali2 12-11-2012 12:55 PM

It's the hip Kenneth...he's afraid of how that will effect your "interludes" so he's unsure of himself...give him time and he'll come around, I'm sure of it!

Kevin_Duke 12-11-2012 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 279006)
The dedicated CB1100 site:

Honda Worldwide | CB1100 | Introduction

As far as I can see, all the photos show the silver engine. They even mention the "polished silver finish" in the text.

No matter what the Euros get, we're getting the black engine in North America.

The_AirHawk 12-11-2012 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 279009)
No matter what the Euros get, we're getting the black engine in North America.

So Jamie Fox is right, then.

The Spaceman 12-12-2012 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 279009)
No matter what the Euros get, we're getting the black engine in North America.

Well that's just wrong. Dead wrong. It's an outrage.

This is a "retro" bike, and it's supposed to evoke the CB750. I don't remember any Honda CBs; from 350's, 500's, to 750's, that came with black engines, do you? They were all sliver, just like damn near every other UJM that was imported from the late '60's through the 80's. Putting a black engine in this bike is like Triumph painting a Bonneville in Kawasaki neon-green.

Who's in charge at Honda USA? I need names, email addresses, phone numbers.

seruzawa 12-12-2012 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 279020)
Well that's just wrong. Dead wrong. It's an outrage.

This is a "retro" bike, and it's supposed to evoke the CB750. I don't remember any Honda CBs; from 350's, 500's, to 750's, that came with black engines, do you? They were all sliver, just like damn near every other UJM that was imported from the late '60's through the 80's. Putting a black engine in this bike is like Triumph painting a Bonneville in Kawasaki neon-green.

Who's in charge at Honda USA? I need names, email addresses, phone numbers.

The CB750F of 78-81 had the engine mostly blacked out.


The Spaceman 12-12-2012 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 279022)
The CB750F of 78-81 had the engine mostly blacked out.


That's true, but my point remains: the vast majority of CBs had silver engines, and, at least in my opinion, a retro bike like the CB1100 should too.

Why do they always treat the US market like we're from another planet?

seruzawa 12-12-2012 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 279025)
Why do they always treat the US market like we're from another planet?

I think that they do some marketing surveys before they make these decisions. Blacked out engines sell like hotcakes in the USA.


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