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post #1 of 28 Old 05-26-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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... dunno if you guys have seen these, but here's a couple new bikes we probably won't get in the US

CBR600F
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Seems like Honda is getting crazy with the "parts bin" approach of releasing new models lately lol but they look nice

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post #2 of 28 Old 05-26-2011, 01:01 PM
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That 600F is a smooth looking bike.

Any chance of it coming to the states?


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That 600F is a smooth looking bike.

Any chance of it coming to the states?


Probably none, since the bike it was based on never did reach our shores

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The CBR looks VFR1200esque in the front.

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The original didn't make it because it's a naked bike... but that is a full faired deal there might be a slight chance we'll see it. It's not a 600RR, more like a replacement for the F4i

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post #6 of 28 Old 05-26-2011, 08:33 PM
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I like the Crossdresser. But i bet dollars to donuts it likes to take naps as soon as you hit the dirt. Expensive, plastic busting, lever bending naps.

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The CBR looks VFR1200esque in the front.
So dose the new 250.

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post #9 of 28 Old 05-27-2011, 09:58 AM
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The original didn't make it because it's a naked bike... but that is a full faired deal there might be a slight chance we'll see it. It's not a 600RR, more like a replacement for the F4i
+1

Here in Canada -well, Quebec and most of Ontario (I can't speak for the rest of the country), F4i's fetch crazy sums as they are classified as sport-tourers instead of SS. Difference in QC goes from $650 a year for plates plus ins. to $1800 + ins... Ontario plates are cheap but the insurance more than doubles...

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post #10 of 28 Old 05-27-2011, 10:06 AM
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Plus insurance??? I thought that insurance was implicit within the registration fee since for many bikes they are ridiculously high... While I can see La Belle Province from my office and love going for rides through the back roads, I'm sure glad I don't have to pay those bills!

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yeah, this year my ins premium was $270. But I cannot afford to renew my plates right now, so I have insurance and no plates. = no biking for me until I find another job!

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Holy crap dudes. And I used to complain about having to pay personal property tax on my vehicles here in Va. Even with that added in my fees with insurance are about a third what you guys are paying.

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It is just that yhey are in the shitty part of the country. I pay about $300 for insurance and plates/year. They need to get further away from the garbage that runs our country.

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"we're in socialist country now"

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...get it? bat country... socialist country... like a bad acid trip...

phht..

whatever

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It is just that yhey are in the shitty part of the country. I pay about $300 for insurance and plates/year. They need to get further away from the garbage that runs our country.
Ouch... I can see the parliament buildings too...

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Probably none, since the bike it was based on never did reach our shores
As this bike is based on the hornet 600 as it's known in the UK I think it did reach the USA under the name of Honda 599. i got this info from my wife who was one of the founder members of the owners club known as the "Hornets Nest" the American equivalent being Honda599.COM
BTW I have just completed the 1st 1000 miles on my new Crossrunner

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post #18 of 28 Old 07-23-2011, 08:16 AM
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BTW I have just completed the 1st 1000 miles on my new Crossrunner



Ok, well and good and all. Your take on this new steed of yours?

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I can see that easily replacing the F4i stateside.
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I wouldn't kick that 600F out of my garage for leaking a little oil. ....

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Ok, well and good and all. Your take on this new steed of yours?
Due to the weight and foot rest position of my VFR 1200 DCT aggravating my old knne injury to the extent that dropped in a bike park I decided that I need something lighter. I considered the CBF1000FA as well but as my wife rides one I didn't want His & Hers bikes. I has a short test ride on the runner and found it had adequate power for 90% of situations and was easy to flick through corners and manage in traffic. The only 2 doubts I had were the lack of wind protection (cured by fitting the Honda higher screen) and the much publicised rearset footrest position.To allow me to test this the dealer allowed me a 2nd test ride which tiurned into an almost 250 mile day with no adverse effect on my knee.At 64 I also finf the more upright position more comfortable and the bike easier to manouvre so 2 more plus points.My bike has the higher screen top box panniers and centre stand fitted as extras. As to fuel I have got a low of 44 MPG (UK) and a high of 55. so far it has averaged circa 52. This allows 200+ miles before refills
One other advantage is that it is very easy to filter in heavy traffic which is a big bonus in UK traffic
Whilst I found the DCT an excellent bike I think just maybe the Crossrunner ( NOT Crossdresser) is more suitable for me personnaly
I have attatched a photo of my bike standing next to the site of T.E. Lawrence's fatal crash which you will notice shows my bike fitted with red luggage.This was because Honda UK had no white in stock so the dealer kindly loaned me the set destined for his red demo bike. I now have the correct white set fitted
Sorry to go on at length and I hope you were not too bored but you did ask
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post #22 of 28 Old 07-24-2011, 07:22 AM
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Sorry to go on at length and I hope you were not too bored but you did ask
Most excellent review and exactly what I wanted.


I, too have knee and joint issues. Though I'm 55 it seems that the chickens have come home to roost in my menisci. Bastard, blight-ridden fowl!

I'm leaning towards the Triumph Adventure 800 stateside here if I can swing it. I bet the more upright stance will keep the joint degradation at bay a bit longer. I'd love to sit on that bike or yours and take it for a spin, but the best I can hope for is that review of yours, which was not long winded by the way.

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that cbr600f is a sexy lookin bike!!!!! i hope we get that out here in the states... i think it would sell pretty well!

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that cbr600f is a sexy lookin bike!!!!! i hope we get that out here in the states... i think it would sell pretty well!
Yes, because I would most definitely want one!

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Yes, because I would most definitely want one!
i dont think id give up my 9er but if i was in the market for a new bike n that was priced right id have no problem pickin it up!

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Yes, because I would most definitely want one!
When deciding on a replacement for my VFR1200DCT I tried the CBR600F demo which was fitted with all the Honda extras including an Akra can. It was certainly good fun to ride especially through the twisties but with a much more comfortable riding position than the CBR600RR,
Of course it would have had to have been a Blue/White one as these are the colours of my favourite football (sorry soccer) team and our big rivals play in Red/White
The main reason that I chose the Crossrunner instead was the fact that the latter was more suitable for touring especially with the luggage fitted.

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Yes cbr600f is a nice little motorcycle, my better half was out to try one, a motorcycle that you immediately become friends and familiar with.
Price sign in Denmark wery sadly say's $ 27.000, which puts it quite a bit out of reach, and probably will prevent it ever becomes "public property" here around.
But it is small nimble and fine - a little girl's bike - and typical Honda - totally "polished" to near invisibility

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Those are to be launched in Europe first. I am waiting for the crossrunner as well

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