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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Thank you gentlemen.
    I now understand why my CBR1100XX is considered an old man's rocket ship. I feel like I am sitting in some barber shop listening to old men talk about their Studebaker's and which shiny new hubcaps and steering wheel covers they're going to put on them.
    When I ride my Bird, I will do so with my visor down and with the spirit in which the engineers at Honda envisioned: SR-71. Not an old man's plane in any age!

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    I'll let y'all in on another little known fact--there are a number of low-mileage (XX) examples that have quietly found their way into some very discerning collectors' hands. These savvy guys are always discreet in the acquisition process, lest wide-spread knowledge of such interest were to impact the sales price. The XX is considered a steal at current prices; good examples are rarely in need of much in the way of restoration, thus the inherent appeal. To be a viable collectible, a vehicle typically had been desirable when new, was significant within its genre (engineering, design, performance, etc.), and years later still evokes appreciation and certain yearning within the mind and heart of the beholder. Fond associated memories enhance the association, as evidenced by the wistful expressions on the faces of those fortunate patrons of your local vehicle-oriented museum, car/bike show, etc. Of course, we who own XXs pretty much already knew this.

    Although now out of production, the XX has been around for over twenty years and meets all the collectible criteria. Prices may never be lower, but discerning interest is quietly growing . . . food for thought, eh?

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by MEETOOHABU View Post
    Thank you gentlemen.
    I now understand why my CBR1100XX is considered an old man's rocket ship. I feel like I am sitting in some barber shop listening to old men talk about their Studebaker's and which shiny new hubcaps and steering wheel covers they're going to put on them.
    When I ride my Bird, I will do so with my visor down and with the spirit in which the engineers at Honda envisioned: SR-71. Not an old man's plane in any age!
    Ohhhh but you do know the saying old age and treachery beats youth and enthusiasm. I know of a couple of old studebaker pickups surprising more than a few hyper cars. Just because it may look like an older crowd gathering around them doesn't mean they aren't ridden as you state. Pop on out my way and we'll have a bit of fun in the triple digits for a while. And then. We can run a few mountain roads leisurely at twice the posted for relaxation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MEETOOHABU View Post
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    quote Tony Stark - "I AM Iron Man"
    To quote Kirk Douglas, "I am Spartacus"
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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Men in a Barbershop are usually friendly and know each other or have common interests (this forum is friendlier than most) and they have much knowledge learned over the years. It is the discriminating young man who understands this and gladly sits and talks with them to learn their wisdom! These men don't need the latest, flashiest bauble. They just want things that they know work and work well and which fulfills it's intended use... be it cars, motorcycles or... I better stop right here before I get in trouble!

    Visor Down and XXGUY out!

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    For me, nothing will ever surpass the bird. Most newer powerfuller bikes are loaded with tech to make them rideable. It outrides me. It goes faster than me. It is already a classic that cannot be bettered to me. I don't care how the world sees it. It's how I enjoy it. If when I pop my clogs, my kids make from it, then it's a bonus cause I've had my time with it.
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    The answer is 42

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krisbiker2 View Post
    For me, nothing will ever surpass the bird. had my time with it.
    Gr8 "Ode to the Bird" bro!

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Had mine 14 years she's now 20 years old. Been all over Europe with pillion and impossibly heavy panniers. Well the wife does take a lot of shoes. Ride it to work=jobs, yep still work and I'm 73 this year. Impossibly impressive Bike, fast, reliable, good to look at a sublime to ride.....nuff said. You can keep your transformers, what is that all about, what happened to clean lines and curvature.
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    Too old to die young, gel seat needed!!

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    "You can keep your transformers, what is that all about, what happened to clean lines and curvature."

    Yes, my take on the modern lines too.
    +1

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    +2
    The answer is 42

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Looking at a 1 owner 97 tomorrow with a paltry 16k on her with exhaust, corbin seat and luggage setup for 3k...LOL just for a back-up to my back-ups an absolute steal it seems, will know soon enough!
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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    I don’t get it either I have an ad appearing in multiple locations for the paltry sum of 3250Us with just a few farkles now and I’ve had a total of 2 contacts and one of em was a scam..

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by ironmike View Post
    I'll let y'all in on another little known fact--there are a number of low-mileage (XX) examples that have quietly found their way into some very discerning collectors' hands. These savvy guys are always discreet in the acquisition process, lest wide-spread knowledge of such interest were to impact the sales price. The XX is considered a steal at current prices; good examples are rarely in need of much in the way of restoration, thus the inherent appeal. To be a viable collectible, a vehicle typically had been desirable when new, was significant within its genre (engineering, design, performance, etc.), and years later still evokes appreciation and certain yearning within the mind and heart of the beholder. Fond associated memories enhance the association, as evidenced by the wistful expressions on the faces of those fortunate patrons of your local vehicle-oriented museum, car/bike show, etc. Of course, we who own XXs pretty much already knew this.

    Although now out of production, the XX has been around for over twenty years and meets all the collectible criteria. Prices may never be lower, but discerning interest is quietly growing . . . food for thought, eh?


    ........ This makes me feel good about keeping my still new looking 05BB even though I can't ride it (bung hip and bypass surgery have made the semi sport riding crouch 'out of limits' for me). Luckily my GP ( local Doctor, not MotoGP) says I'm ok to keep riding my KTM electrowhizbanger 1290SDGT .

    It was most unfortunate for the BB to be overshadowed by the High Abuser 1300 and the ZZZZZR 1200 both claiming 300kph top speeds (punters didn't realize their speedo's had >+10% error)....... but they had trendy 1300/1200cc compared to BB's modest 1100 tag. Poor marketing by Honda execs saw it fail in the 'hypersport' category (market was critical of a bike that was geared to only do 270kph vs 300kph claimed by others ), but it found a top rating gig in the supersport tourer category once the price was dropped from $19kAu to $16k .

    We all know what a high quality long term ride the BB is...... I don't see many ZZR12's on the road these days...... and the Hayabuser is still as unpretty as it ever was, even though it too has a huge and loyal fan base. Although, most newer design bikes have lovely light clutch levers and less wet weight, the BB is still a great bike to ride.......

    Strange world......
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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    A high-end collector once explained that he and his colleagues were generally cool towards the Hayabusa, and the other big sport-tourers of that ilk, because there were so many manufactured, and so many were modified (not just farkled up). Such examples that are still out there typically need significant work (cheap to acquire but expensive to fix/restore). They weren't that rare to begin with, lack the strong reliability and enhanced desirability factor, and generally don't evoke an adequate appreciation and yearning aspect among serious collectors, Remember that these guys are pretty savvy, and tend to play the long game. They also know that, all things considered, the XX is the best candidate of the lot.

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by XXGUY View Post
    "You can keep your transformers, what is that all about, what happened to clean lines and curvature."

    Yes, my take on the modern lines too.
    +1
    +3
    I went shopping for a new bike earlier this year and ended up adding a few mods to the old girl, I just cant seem to find/see an upgrade.
    Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.


 
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