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Offline Lew4406

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what happened to the MK2
on: 01 February, 2022, 01:33:53 PM
Alright all, long time no speak. its been a while since i had my MK1 which I loved and only sold due to the stator issue. I went for a GSX1200....it was fun but after 4 years and getting older it was like a tank!! soIi went back to my first true love of bikes the F700GS which i have  to say is so much fun and perfect for me. I am thinking of changing it next year probably for another BMW. But I got to thinking that I loved the Biffer so much i would look at a new MK2.........can find them! I assume they have stopped making them. I have been out of the Honda loop for a while now, what was it replaced with and is it any good?

Hope you are all doing well

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Re: what happened to the MK2
Reply #1 on: 01 February, 2022, 03:40:00 PM
Hi Lew, A name from the past and hope you are well. The last year of manufacture for the Mk 2 was 2013 but a bit like the Mk 1 some of them were registered much later. The latest Iíve heard of was registered in 2017 unless anyone knows a later one. I donít have mine any longer as old age and ill health was telling that it was getting a bit heavy. I just potter around on my Street twin now as itís quite a bit lighter but not as nice a ride. Hope you find something to suit.

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Re: what happened to the MK2
Reply #2 on: 01 February, 2022, 04:28:02 PM
Yes there were a few knocking about the dealers a few years ago.  I think that was the last of the UK stock and they were sold eventually.  New reg's but still older bikes (but shiney).

I haven't seen any new ones for a while but I bet there's one or two hiding somewhere.

That said, some of those will surely be up for sale soon, so how about looking out for one of those not so, nearly new bikes.
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Re: what happened to the MK2
Reply #3 on: 01 February, 2022, 07:12:14 PM
*Originally Posted by moayling [+]
Hi Lew, A name from the past and hope you are well. The last year of manufacture for the Mk 2 was 2013 but a bit like the Mk 1 some of them were registered much later. The latest Iíve heard of was registered in 2017 unless anyone knows a later one. I donít have mine any longer as old age and ill health was telling that it was getting a bit heavy. I just potter around on my Street twin now as itís quite a bit lighter but not as nice a ride. Hope you find something to suit.

Mo

Hi Mo
As long as you are still riding that the main thing  :152:

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Re: what happened to the MK2
Reply #4 on: 01 February, 2022, 07:13:00 PM
*Originally Posted by jm2 [+]
Yes there were a few knocking about the dealers a few years ago.  I think that was the last of the UK stock and they were sold eventually.  New reg's but still older bikes (but shiney).

I haven't seen any new ones for a while but I bet there's one or two hiding somewhere.

That said, some of those will surely be up for sale soon, so how about looking out for one of those not so, nearly new bikes.

Do you know what has replaced it in the Honda range ?

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Re: what happened to the MK2
Reply #5 on: 01 February, 2022, 07:35:25 PM
Cheers Lew. Still enjoy my riding at 77 so happy with that. In answer to your question about a replacement bike. Honda have recently bought out an 1100 tourer but itís a twin. Had a look at it at the bike show and looks ok. There is a DCT version as well. Doubt whether it will be any lighter than your Suzuki.
My 66 plate Mk2 is in Bridge Motorcycles in Exeter but they are asking an eye watering £7699 for it.

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Re: what happened to the MK2
Reply #6 on: 01 February, 2022, 07:41:16 PM
*Originally Posted by moayling [+]
Cheers Lew. Still enjoy my riding at 77 so happy with that. In answer to your question about a replacement bike. Honda have recently bought out an 1100 tourer but itís a twin. Had a look at it at the bike show and looks ok. There is a DCT version as well. Doubt whether it will be any lighter than your Suzuki.
My 66 plate Mk2 is in Bridge Motorcycles in Exeter but they are asking an eye watering £7699 for it.

Cheers for that I'll keep looking have to say I love the lightness of the BMW might go for the f850. Got a Highlands trip in may with Westy I'll make a decision after that

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Re: what happened to the MK2
Reply #7 on: 02 February, 2022, 10:01:50 PM
The short answer is that there's no direct replacement for the CBF1000. Like other manufacturers, Honda saw the sport/tourer style of bike waning and being replaced by "adventure" motorcycles. Which means bikes with either some off-road credentials or more realistically, road bikes that look like they could go off road. Which is a shame as really, those bikes don't go any further off road than a camping site occasionally, or into the garage. Probably the nearest new bike in the Honda range to the CBF is the NC750X. But there's a lot of differences there.

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Re: what happened to the MK2
Reply #8 on: 03 February, 2022, 03:36:16 AM
I'd say styling wise perhaps the NC750 is a successor, but the motor puts out half the horsepower.

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Re: what happened to the MK2
Reply #9 on: 05 February, 2022, 05:29:54 PM
It seems that Honda unfortunately is not going to update the CBF series. instead, they gave the NT1100 which is a moto between x-adv and Africa Twin. It's very sad.