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post #1 of 29 Old 01-12-2019, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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New CB900f

This looks nice. I think the article was originally in Japanese, it's a little hard to read.
http://japan.webike.net/moto_news/fi...paign=20190112

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Now THAT's Retro, I kinda like it
The CB1300SP looks interesting too

http://japan.webike.net/moto_news/de...-of-september/
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That's a damn fine lookin bike too. I never saw that one. The version with the round headlight is right up my alley.
So many choices in the naked bike market these days. But I do love my Honda UJMs.

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If that 7500FOUR actually comes out and is sold over here, I think I'd have a very hard time both resisting, and having to choose between it and the Z900RS.
For sure I'd pick the Zer over the 900SS.

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If that 7500FOUR actually comes out and is sold over here, I think I'd have a very hard time both resisting, and having to choose between it and the Z900RS.
For sure I'd pick the Zer over the 900SS.
Same here.

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Oh man I love me that red white and blue honda scheme... if the one without the fairing came to the states I might need to buy a new bike...

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I had the first 81 900F around when they came out. I remember riding it to another Honda dealership looking for a new helmet, and the guys at the other dealership com out to look at it, because they'd never seen one. That was cool. I kept that bike for 17 years, and foolishly sold it.

Would I buy another? I doubt it. The retro will be heavy, and underpowered, just like the original. That stuff was cool back then.

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I had the first 81 900F around when they came out. I remember riding it to another Honda dealership looking for a new helmet, and the guys at the other dealership com out to look at it, because they'd never seen one. That was cool. I kept that bike for 17 years, and foolishly sold it.

Would I buy another? I doubt it. The retro will be heavy, and underpowered, just like the original. That stuff was cool back then.
They had them in the UK in 79.
I tried very hard to get one there to bring to Canada.
(the plan was to pick it up in Scotland, ride it as part of our honeymoon trip to the Isle of Man TTs, then bring it home to Canada)
I gave up once I discovered what Transport Canada required, and Honda Canada refused to even consider.
The story line was that Honda North America kept it out, in order not to compete with the CBX - despite the bikes being worlds apart.

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Well if it's heavy and underpowered then I probably wouldn't like that.
Still, got the new CB1000R and the new Z900 to consider. Either would be nice at this point.

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The CBX handled far better than it had any right to. Like a lot of Honda's, once underway, they seemed to shed a lot of weight. Although they manifested themselves in different forms, the 900F and CBX were similar in performance.

A friend of my brother, "Stevie Six Popper" as he had come to be known, had one of the fast CBXs. Wild eyed Stevie had a silver '79. It wore twin Kerkers. It was an intimidating, fierce sounding machine. He would jump my 900F a few bike lengths in a street drag race. But he wouldn't pull away. My 900F had been re-jetted. His CBX probably ran better with stock pipes. Stevie and I were doing one of many impromptu sprints, when we went over a series of bumps on the road to the Patoka Reservoir, when the CBX went into a violent tank slapped. Stevie stayed with it. His hands were slightly injured, I remember seeing some blood. But he didn't fall off. Unfortunately, Stevie was a hot dog. He and the CBX met their demise one sunny day in front of the old high school in Jasper.

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The CBX handled far better than it had any right to. Like a lot of Honda's, once underway, they seemed to shed a lot of weight. Although they manifested themselves in different forms, the 900F and CBX were similar in performance.

A friend of my brother, "Stevie Six Popper" as he had come to be known, had one of the fast CBXs. Wild eyed Stevie had a silver '79. It wore twin Kerkers. It was an intimidating, fierce sounding machine. He would jump my 900F a few bike lengths in a street drag race. But he wouldn't pull away. My 900F had been re-jetted. His CBX probably ran better with stock pipes. Stevie and I were doing one of many impromptu sprints, when we went over a series of bumps on the road to the Patoka Reservoir, when the CBX went into a violent tank slapped. Stevie stayed with it. His hands were slightly injured, I remember seeing some blood. But he didn't fall off. Unfortunately, Stevie was a hot dog. He and the CBX met their demise one sunny day in front of the old high school in Jasper.
Shit!... R.I.P Stevie and his CBX.
At least he got to ride his bike through those pearly gates.

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Aw hell, that happened 35 years ago. Stevie has probably been reincarnated a couple of time since then.

If Honda would follow Kawasaki's lead and make a 465 pound, 115 HP Motorcycle that looked a lot like my old 81 900F, I'd buy one. But they won't. Honda has become all about dumbing their stuff down.

I even had the "dealership poster" of Fast Freddie Spencer, #19 leaned over on a 900F. In its day, the 900F was a badass bike. I was out running the Kawi 1000s. 2 years later. Honda came out with the liquid cooled V4 Sabre and Interceptor. Just like that, the air cooled in line 4 was an antique. The 1100F was the last of the dying breed. In 84 I got married, started raising boys, and motorcycles got put on hold until 2001. I kept the 900F until 98 when I foolishly sold it for $1500.

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Honda might be heavy and underpowered compared to some but for the most part start well, are reliable and usually last for decades.

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Having said that I should also mention that in my shed is my first ever road bike which I brought back in 1989. A 1985 Kawasaki Gpz750. It's heavy, underpowered and got 90,000kms on it. It's never broken down and runs well still. Is a bitch to start but.

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That's a great looking machine. Would happily have one in my shed.

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We can only dream.. Dont understand why, but we will never see these beautiful machines here in N.A...

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post #18 of 29 Old 01-19-2019, 09:04 AM
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That's a beauty, no doubt.

Don't you wish Honda had offered that Red, White, and Blue paint scheme on the 919? Or better still, on my little 06 599?

Slow and heavy was acceptable back when that was the best they could do. I'll always wish Honda had taken the 929, and simply replaced the seat and bodywork with something that looked similar to the above pictured bike, put a handlebar on it, and called it a day. But nooooo, they took the previous generation 900 engine and dumbed it down. What a pity.

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I sold my 1978 Suzuki GS 750 in 1980 and thought i was done with motorcycles for a while. I had two kids 4 & 1.
Well that all changed in 1982 when i visited my local drag strip. The only stock motorcycles that consistently ran in the 11s was GS 1100s. I went to my local Suzuki dealer and saw the new round headlight 82 GS 1100.
The dealer put on a killer looking Hooker header, also pods with re jetting. It was fast for the day. 11.22 at 122 mph.
I used to consider myself a Suzuki man but now i like them all.
Never owned a Yamaha though. Nothing aginst them but in the early days they used shaft drive on the XS 1100.

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Not, you ought to ride an FZ09. Stomping engine. Decent quality. Good ergos. From what I gather, the suspention is crap, tho.

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I saw this Yamaha earlier this year for sale. I thought it looked great.
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I saw this Yamaha earlier this year for sale. I thought it looked great.
A very nice looking bike.
There are three new modern retro bikes that really stand out for me.
Yamaha XRS900, Kawasaki Z900rs and the Honda CB1000R. It'll be a hard choice.
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Hey Island Boy, how are you doing?? It has been a long time since I have been on here. Based on your comment, I take it you never bought that new Honda 1000???
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G'day Mark. How's it going?
I haven't brought one yet but I have been looking. I just shipped my kid of to college so when that settles down I'll get myself a new ride. At this point it's the CB1000R by a whisker.
If I have a good honey season I'll get my new bike sooner rather than later.
Besides I'm still feeling it for my 919!
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G'day Mark. How's it going?
I haven't brought one yet but I have been looking. I just shipped my kid of to college so when that settles down I'll get myself a new ride. At this point it's the CB1000R by a whisker.
If I have a good honey season I'll get my new bike sooner rather than later.
Besides I'm still feeling it for my 919!

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I'll get myself a new ride. At this point it's the CB1000R by a whisker.
Yeah, so when this happens, put us up a bunk in the shed, will ya? I'm dying to try one of those myself.
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We are doing well thanks, very busy, but well! I understand the college thing, my youngest son is still there and we help out as well. I still have my 919, and in fact am working on the final stage of engine mods for it. I too like the Honda 1000 but I am disappointed in the fact I have not been able to see one at a dealer, much less test ride one. And you are correct, there are many good bikes to choose from.

So while nursing a ham string injury this winter I started a long over due project of scanning old 35mm pictures. Here an oldie for ya, Harrison county Drag Strip in Indiana, 1978. My best childhood friend Steve and me on our (almost identical) Kawasaki KZ 650's, tearing it up!! Ha! Ha!

Hope the honey does well, the tuition settles down, and the new Honda winds up in your possession!!
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