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Old 12-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #61
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Yours will be rattle-can BBQ black, with lots of overspray on the headers and controls.

Duh.......
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:26 PM   #62
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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.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #63
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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.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #64
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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!
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:12 PM   #65
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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.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:46 PM   #66
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No matter what the Euros get, we're getting the black engine in North America.
So Jamie Fox is right, then.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:37 AM   #67
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:30 AM   #68
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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.

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:46 AM   #69
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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?
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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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