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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #10 on: 06 January, 2022, 05:39:58 PM
High ED, bought a mk 11 a month ago after a lot of research. What a great bike, low, comfortable, plenty fast enough, a pleasure to ride.I also have a 1980 GSX 1100, Z 900 RS, and a Commando 850. The CBF is probably the last bike i'll buy { i'm 73 years young now } and can honestly say, for me it's a winner. Best of luck with your search.

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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #11 on: 06 January, 2022, 06:03:23 PM
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
I liked that - "it's got one ******* cylinder that's smaller than my ****!"
That, and fixed it for 28.
Only do it right - no bodging please.  
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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #12 on: 07 January, 2022, 01:18:10 AM
So I purchased a Black 2011 CBF1000A with 27000 kilometres today. Just need to get it transported to my city and wait for the warm weather, which should be in about 4 months! Currently it is -31C with windchill here so even though the bike has heated grips I think waiting out winter is best advised.  :002:

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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #13 on: 09 January, 2022, 12:13:23 AM
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
I thought all CBF1000's were made in Italy, I could be wrong, I've been wrong before. The first digit of the VIN should reveal where, Z is for Italy and J is for Japan. In the meantime...

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This is production mk2 from factory in Italy Btw i used to ride a 2001 cbr f4i - made in japan - no rust excelent quality,  but mk2 is all rust - italian quality........  :012:

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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #14 on: 09 January, 2022, 01:40:19 AM
Mine is a Z so I guess it's Italy.

*Originally Posted by Art [+]
I thought all CBF1000's were made in Italy, I could be wrong, I've been wrong before. The first digit of the VIN should reveal where, Z is for Italy and J is for Japan. In the meantime...

a German perspective on Honda's

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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #15 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:46:26 AM
I have a MK1.

It feels shorter than my learner YBR125 did. I'm 6'1, and honestly it's so short it feels a bit uncomfortable for me sometimes. You're very much in the bike rather than on top of it.

Power wise it's amazing, huge acceleration in exchange for top end speed that you can't use without a follow up visit to prison or the morgue anyway. In second gear you could almost use it like a twist and go scooter it has so much range.

My only complaint is I miss working the engine a bit harder and fuel efficiency (not anything terrible for a 1000cc bike though). For that reason I'd consider swapping it for something with a smaller engine at some point, otherwise no complaints at all.

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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #16 on: 18 January, 2022, 08:58:38 PM
Hi Rednaxela
just in case you did'nt  know the seat is adjustable.
if it is in low you have 2 higher positions available

Malc

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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #17 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:54:16 PM
Thanks Malc, I suspected as much but I've yet to tinker with it! I reckon it will be the first thing I do once the weather improves!  :001:

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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #18 on: 19 January, 2022, 03:02:16 PM
*Originally Posted by Rednaxela [+]
Thanks Malc, I suspected as much but I've yet to tinker with it! I reckon it will be the first thing I do once the weather improves!  :001:
It really is easy - a 10 minute job.
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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #19 on: 23 January, 2022, 06:19:16 PM
I think the CBF will suit you. It is pretty easy to move about in confined spaces either under it's own power or not. Depending what model you get, there's more or less 100 bhp which these days is easily surpassed by many sports tourers, but the power it's got is where it's needed to be on the road and so can embarrass a few, if you are that way inclined. More than enough to squirt past on overtakes and not too much dancing on the gear pedal. That power is linear and never takes you by surprise, making it an easy bike to ride. As for luggage, it can handle quite a lot with aplomb. The only warning is that you shouldn't put too much in a back box (or whatever you might call it over there), as it can make the front end light and wobbles might occur. So it's spare underwear in the back box and tins of beans in the panniers! That apart, like many Hondas, it's vice free.