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post #1 of 26 Old 12-09-2008, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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What are the odds?

Of Honda bringing the CB1000R to the US?

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post #2 of 26 Old 12-09-2008, 01:05 PM
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Unfortunately, it's probably zero...

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Of Honda bringing the CB1000R to the US?
About the same odds as you buying a 09' KTM Super Duke. j/k

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post #4 of 26 Old 12-09-2008, 01:12 PM
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post #5 of 26 Old 12-09-2008, 04:15 PM
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Depends on whether or not it looks profitable. If the financial markets make a good return, the 1000 sells well in the Euro Zone, and for some reason open class sport bike sales drop off, Honda might decide it makes financial sense to sell us a fast naked. You could always buy one from over there, get it shipped here with intake and exhaust concessions and be the only one on the block with that monster. But I bet you could wedge a CBR1000 motor in the 9rs frame cheaper.

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Depends on whether or not it looks profitable. If the financial markets make a good return, the 1000 sells well in the Euro Zone, and for some reason open class sport bike sales drop off, Honda might decide it makes financial sense to sell us a fast naked. You could always buy one from over there, get it shipped here with intake and exhaust concessions and be the only one on the block with that monster. But I bet you could wedge a CBR1000 motor in the 9rs frame cheaper.
nope won't fit... cbr1000rr in a 919 frame



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post #7 of 26 Old 12-09-2008, 07:51 PM
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i don't believe the 919 frame would be substantial enough to handle the power of the 1000.

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i don't believe the 919 frame would be substantial enough to handle the power of the 1000.
blastphemy!!...


that one guy had his putting 160 to the ground with the same frame we have... aww heck i can't remember the website...



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post #9 of 26 Old 12-09-2008, 09:28 PM
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Wasn't importing the silver lining in cloud NAFTA? Why can't we just buy them from Europe and ship 'em over?

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we could pull the fairings off a 1000rr and part-ay!

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post #11 of 26 Old 12-10-2008, 03:31 AM
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You could import a CB1000. If you could find one in Canada, that would be the cheapest way. The Euro conversion would make the bike unaffordable. You would also have to ship it through a company that could bring it to US specs. The spedo, exhaust, intake, and prob headlamp glass would all have to be changed. I looked into doing this in 2002 from Germany on a GS500. It was gonna cost in the neighborhood of $2,500, which at the time was at least double what the bike was worth. Who knows what it would cost now.

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you'd be better off buying a 07 cbr1000rr and stripping it down. There are plenty of 07's left over and the prices are right. It would probably end up costing less, you wouldn't have a "dumbed down" motor either.

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you'd be better off buying a 07 cbr1000rr and stripping it down. There are plenty of 07's left over and the prices are right. It would probably end up costing less, you wouldn't have a "dumbed down" motor either.

+1...I'm kinda liking that idea...Strip it down, Different upper triple with some Renthal bars, Corbin seat...That be pretty hot...Damn fast too


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post #14 of 26 Old 12-10-2008, 10:22 AM
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+1...I'm kinda liking that idea...Strip it down, Different upper triple with some Renthal bars, Corbin seat...That be pretty hot...Damn fast too
Although I love naked bikes, obviously, but why not just buy the cbr and put superbike bars on it (and not strip it down like you are saying)???? You, for the most part can't make any other bike match the current literbikes for hp/weight.

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I'm happy with my RC...Thought of a Naked 1000rr would be cool though...That tis all


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post #16 of 26 Old 12-10-2008, 11:16 AM
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About the same odds as you buying a 09' KTM Super Duke. j/k

What's wrong with the SuperDuke?


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you'd be better off buying a 07 cbr1000rr and stripping it down. There are plenty of 07's left over and the prices are right. It would probably end up costing less, you wouldn't have a "dumbed down" motor either.
I bought a leftover 06 and got a really good deal
The damn thing is a badass for sure
This is as close as the Bandit will get to it
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post #18 of 26 Old 12-10-2008, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Demmit Mike!

I get myself talked out of that thing, and then you give me a relaps.

cool pic, thanks. I go blind just thinking about looking thru that visor!

Good to see you posting again. How bout a little write up on your thoughts/ impressions.

Might call you back with the go ahead on that 600RR Ohlins in a month or so.

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This was the pic i was trying to post anyway
I only have 720 miles on the 06 CBR now
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post #20 of 26 Old 12-10-2008, 12:06 PM
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I only have 720 miles on the 06 CBR now
720 miles... Oh how I miss those days...

My 04 had at least 14,000 hard track miles on it when I blew the head gasket and I have no idea how many miles are on the new motor now... The 06 has lived almost it's entire life so far on the track as well



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post #21 of 26 Old 12-10-2008, 01:21 PM
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Yea, I need to ride it some.So many projects goin on.
I ordered a Jardine slip on and may not even put it
on till spring
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post #22 of 26 Old 12-10-2008, 06:59 PM
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Although I love naked bikes, obviously, but why not just buy the cbr and put superbike bars on it (and not strip it down like you are saying)????

Duuuuuude! Because!

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Aaaaand!




Repent you heathen!!!
I'm at most 1/2 heathen, maybe only 1/3 heathen (if I can count the wife's bike). Plus, there aren't any naked bikes putting 170 hp to the ground. So, I'll take the 2 naked bikes and the one with plastics, and the 1/3 heathen label....

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beautiful bike lordduckhunter, well done





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I'll have to check one out when I'm in Europe...

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