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post #1 of 16 Old 11-25-2020, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Never really been a cruiser guy but this looks fun.

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Yeah, same, but I hope they sell plenty of them, to give them money for other stuff..

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I like it a lot. Surprised Honda kept it under 10k usd. I think it’ll sell very well. Everytime I test ride a cruiser I have a hard time putting my feet on the pegs.
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Honda continues to give their loyal customers exactly what they do not want just like they have for 20 years. Then wonder why their market share has slipped by more than double...


Has anyone taken a look at the Yamaha lineup for naked street bikes? They look good and perform even better in terms of both handling and performance than makes anything from Honda just look like the dated old hack that it is.
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Honda continues to give their loyal customers exactly what they do not want just like they have for 20 years. Then wonder why their market share has slipped by more than double...


Has anyone taken a look at the Yamaha lineup for naked street bikes? They look good and perform even better in terms of both handling and performance than makes anything from Honda just look like the dated old hack that it is.

Hondas are the only Jap bike I've owned, and there have been quite a few, going back to 1968. Rock solid and bulletproof every one of them. The '85 VF700S Sabre was my hands-down favorite (the 1984 CB700sc Nighthawk being a very close 2nd), until the 919 came into play.

The CB1100 showed up at the local dealership in 2013 (I was riding the Nighthawk at that time). They offered a ride and off we go. It had the look, the ergonomics (I'm 6'2"), a beer rack on the back!, good brakes, decent suspension- but power? 85hp from 1100cc's? A really bad joke,guys.
I was in the market for a new bike and wanted to love this one so much, but the lack of power kept me sane. I rationalized that the gearing was all wrong and it could be brought to an acceptable level of performance with just a little tweaking...
Then came the 919 to save me from futility...


I completely agree with you on the offerings from Yamaha. The sport models from Indian get a nod, as well, and let's not overlook the Mean Green retro, either.


It's a tough world for moto manufacturers- HD is having great difficulty in keeping up and Honda is slipping as well.

This fn chinavirus ain't doing anyone any favors, either
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Never really been a cruiser guy but this looks fun.

DANG that's a big ol' muffler
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I like it. Haven't seen specs but on the africa twin this mill makes 101 horses. I think that could be fun. Since trading one of my sports bikes for a cruiser (not the 919) I find myself riding the latter a lot more. Not getting younger.. maybe Honda is onto something. Like car manufacturers selling more SUVs than sedans because people like convenience and comfort.
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Yeah it’s the African twin engine in that Rebel that really caught my attention. I’ve read good things about that engine.
The exhaust is ridiculously huge. Seems to be a Honda thing. The stock exhaust on their CB1000 is also huge. Luckily mufflers can be swapped out easy enough.

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The tank looks like it is rising up to swallow the rider's torso.
I'd have that motor though............................................ ........in the Africa Twin standard transmission model.
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Personally, I like it a lot. Light weight(for a cruiser), a ton of torque, good horsepower, priced right, CRUISE CONTROL & available with DCT.

It'll handle and work better than you think...……...
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I’d really like one in my garage.

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post #13 of 16 Old 12-01-2020, 12:36 PM
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Honda has become too lazy and lost it's customer focus. That engine should have appeared in a SM platform before it ever got into that Rebel rocking chair.
Imagine a pair of Ti Akrapovics squirting out of the back of one of those.
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post #14 of 16 Old 12-01-2020, 08:31 PM
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Honda just built a motorcycle for guys in touch with their feminine side.

If someone gave one of thos things to me, the first thing I'd do is do is throw a sheet over that hideous thing.


If that's such a great engine, why didn't Honda put it into a Streetfighter, or super moto type of motorcycle?
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There are all types of bike to suit all tastes.
Is a good thing we aren’t all the same.
Be awesome if Honda put that engine into a few bike types.
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There are all types of bike to suit all tastes.
Is a good thing we aren’t all the same.
Be awesome if Honda put that engine into a few bike types.

I wish one of my friends would buy one cuz I'd like to take it around the block. Never turn down a free ride. Personally, the look isn't too bad, but that 10 gallon muffler would have to go.
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