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Offline NewGuy

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Biffer
« on: 15 July, 2020, 10:13:51 PM »
Hi All

I'm new to the forum and curious as to the term "biffer?"

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Re: Biffer
« Reply #1 on: 16 July, 2020, 01:22:49 AM »
 :405:

Me too, I don't use and dislike the term because I've heard it used to describe people who suffer from spina bifida and other disabilities.

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Re: Biffer
« Reply #2 on: 16 July, 2020, 09:24:29 AM »
Welcome.
Around here there is a waste disposal company by that name - perhaps a Biffa is someone who works on their routes? I remember a cartoon character called Biffer Bacon who was basically a young thug. Generally a biffer could be regarded as a less-than sure-fire candidate for Mensa membership. Is anyone going to be offended? I don't see the problem with using the name  :018:
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Re: Biffer
« Reply #3 on: 16 July, 2020, 10:55:05 AM »
The name evolved back around 2006/7 although I don't think it started on this site (?), might have been a european forum, can't remember tbh.

Basically as the bike was new at the time someone thought the CBF1000 needed a nickname. As the VFR of the time was called a Viffer they had a brainwave and called the CBF a Biffer.   :138:

Can't say the name is appealing but unfortunately it did stick.   :003:

Some old chat from 2007 on it here:

https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,1960.0.html

Would have been better of course if Honda actually gave it a name at the time (as in GoldWing, FireBlade etc..)

Maybe someone can come up with a new name to bring it into the 21st century !  :001:


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Re: Biffer
« Reply #4 on: 16 July, 2020, 12:45:32 PM »
BronzeWing!
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Re: Biffer
« Reply #5 on: 16 July, 2020, 07:18:19 PM »
Mine is known as a "Zimmerblade" ......something to do with my age ,apparently and that the engine  is a re-tuned version of the 2006 Fireblade unit. Current 2009  is the best bike of some 32 that I have ever owned.Ed.  :031:
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Re: Biffer
« Reply #6 on: 19 July, 2020, 09:07:58 AM »
Mine is  Grandad blade

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Re: Biffer
« Reply #7 on: 19 July, 2020, 12:52:32 PM »
Mine is known as 'The 250'

Long storey short having written off two new motorcycles in short order (third party 100% and then some at fault in both cases) the wife put her foot down and firmly but fairly declared no more new motorcycles and nothing bigger than a 250. So after shopping around for four months while I got back on my feet I got this SC58 CBF1000 A-6 that friends described to the wife as being a 250 4 (that's 250 x 4 = 1000cc but they didn't fully explain it). It started out as a stop gap but became a keeper.

On here I'm happy to use the Honda given commercial names for the CBF1000's and call a SC58 a SC58 and a SC64 a SC64 no mistaken identities in that  :028:
« Last Edit: 19 July, 2020, 12:58:36 PM by Art »

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Re: Biffer
« Reply #8 on: 19 July, 2020, 04:38:01 PM »
I 'sold' my Biffer to my son three years ago, I'm still waiting. :192: He calls it his 'Moped'  :431: as he has a Blackbird. But guess which bike he rides! To my surprise his wife really enjoys pillion riding and they use it for work as well as pleasure.  :mfrlol: The Blackbird remains sorned. :008:
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