Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Island Lake Alberta Canada
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The CBR600rr has a different 'feel' about it now, has much more similarity to it's 1000cc brother when you sit on it. Would have been nice to ride all the new bikes, but that's life.
The CB1100 is a bit of a memory lane exercise, but it's overpriced for what it is, $13k up here. Which is out of touch really when you consider the tech of a similarly priced CBR600 that will outrun, outhandle, outbrake the I-4 aircooled dino-lump. But there's so few of them being produced, they'll sell out in no time; under 100 across Canada, so I'd be surprised if there's more than a thousand for the States.
The CB500 look and feel interesting, but with no live seat time it's hard to say what they're really like on the road. Definitely more performance minded than the NC700s (higher reving and more sport orientated) so I think they'll be a good mid size model.
Duct tape can't fix stupid...but it sure helps muffle the sound
'03 SP2, '09 GL1800