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Now up: 2012 Honda CB1100 - A very special section on TMW

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:59 pm

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Continuing my efforts to highlight standard naked bikes and bring them out into public awareness I present a very special section in our 2012 Honda Motorcycle Model Guide dedicated to the 2012 Honda CB1100 Naked bike:

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... CB1100.htm

Read all about it with a unqiue perspective from the designer himself. Plus, 24 photos to TMW standards (that's 2000 pixels wide, TWICE the size of HD1080p quality!), features, specs (from both Australia and Japan) and more.

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Enjoy and Honda if you are reading this, bring your naked bikes to North America!

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http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... CB1100.htm



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#2 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:20 pm

I would like to see at least a 150 on the rear tire as the roads in NJ aint so hot I like a little wider tire 180 is perfect on the bike I have now but a little smaller wouldn't hurt.
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#3 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:32 pm

BRUMBEAR wrote:I would like to see at least a 150 on the rear tire as the roads in NJ aint so hot I like a little wider tire 180 is perfect on the bike I have now but a little smaller wouldn't hurt.
Remember the choice of tire size was chosen as a balance between "retro and modern", I bet a 180 would look too modern on this bike. I had a 120 rear on my retro bike and it was good in corners and stopping. I upgraded to 150* in my next bike and then a 180 on my last bike. Wasn't really much difference between the two (well, I couldn't tell a difference I ride pretty good).

With the amount of study they did on the CB1100 for looks and style I bet they considered a lot of tire sizes.

* The 150 and 180 were radial tires, the 120 was a bias-ply, the radials made the difference for sure

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Re: Now up: 2012 Honda CB1100 - A very special section on TM

#4 Unread post by ceemes » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:53 pm

Nice bike, I wouldn't mind one....and according to the Japanese mileage stats, it gets just over 76 miles to the imperial gallon....not bad at all, mind you that mileage would go down if you open it up a tad bit.
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#5 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:06 pm

76MPG really for a 1100cc? WOW! That's pretty darn amazing since my Versys 650 did 68mph ish and that was great for a 650cc.

I guess it goes to show when you can do when you do not try to squeeze all the HP out of an engine and just let it be.

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#6 Unread post by HYPERR » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:34 pm

That's at a constant 60kmph, which is pretty much the speed that most bikes get their best fuel consumption.
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#7 Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:48 pm

I really like the bike in the pencil sketch. It's the DOHC engine in the classic SOHC-era styling. :kicking:
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#8 Unread post by jmillheiser » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:29 pm

HYPERR wrote:That's at a constant 60kmph, which is pretty much the speed that most bikes get their best fuel consumption.
I think this really depends on the bike. My old Bandit 600 got its best mpg while I was thrashing it down twisty backroads (rpms varying between 7-10k constantly) and got its worst cruising down the interstate at 80mph (constant 5700rpm). I asked a few other 600 owners and they seemed to experience the same. My Bandit would get around 55mpg during hard riding on backroads, 47mpg in town and 43mpg on the interstate.

My father in law's Road King would get its best mpg on the interstate (big v-twin cruiser vs 600 standard/sportbike).

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#9 Unread post by HYPERR » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:42 pm

jmillheiser wrote:
HYPERR wrote:That's at a constant 60kmph, which is pretty much the speed that most bikes get their best fuel consumption.
got its worst cruising down the interstate at 80mph
I don't know see how 60kmph and 80mph (129 kmph) are even remotely similar or comparable. :boat: In fact your statement actually strengthens the argument of bikes getting the best gas mileage at 60 kmph constant.
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#10 Unread post by jmillheiser » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:20 am

HYPERR wrote:
I don't know see how 60kmph and 80mph (129 kmph) are even remotely similar or comparable. :boat: In fact your statement actually strengthens the argument of bikes getting the best gas mileage at 60 kmph constant.
I cant really think of anywhere that you would ride at 60kmph constantly, at least in north america. 60kmph speed limit would be a city street so you would be mostly in stop and go traffic. A tighter section of a backroad maybe (though even there the speed limts are usually around 55-65mph)

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#11 Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:49 pm

jmillheiser wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
I don't know see how 60kmph and 80mph (129 kmph) are even remotely similar or comparable. :boat: In fact your statement actually strengthens the argument of bikes getting the best gas mileage at 60 kmph constant.
I cant really think of anywhere that you would ride at 60kmph constantly, at least in north america. 60kmph speed limit would be a city street so you would be mostly in stop and go traffic. A tighter section of a backroad maybe (though even there the speed limts are usually around 55-65mph)
I never said anything about riding at 60kmph being practical or even desirable. I just stated that that is the speed that most bikes get the best gas mileage.
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