Also Check Out
ATVFlorida.com
PinballShark.com

© 2014
HondaCB1.org Message Forums
November 21, 2017, 08:48:51 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Welcome to HondaCB1.org! Please register in the Forum to post messages or view attached photos.
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
Author Topic: Honda.....you'd better start listening - Yamaha XSR700 Coming to 'Merica in 2018  (Read 652 times)
VintageHunter
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: SHAMBHALA, CA

Posts: 1354


View Profile
« on: September 22, 2017, 05:14:25 PM »

yeah...it's gonna be fun.

https://youtu.be/lx7nX8qHCyE
https://youtu.be/hj06oNwlJE4
Logged

spacetiger
Full Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 150


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 09:30:31 PM »

But its butt ugly!!
Logged
VintageHunter
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: SHAMBHALA, CA

Posts: 1354


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 09:34:01 PM »

Meh.....I don't think so.
I kinda like that "raw" look and best of all it comes right out of the plant like that so you know it all works together properly.

There have been a few CB1s tastefully modded to expose more "tubular" tails and frame and they look fairly decent.
But its butt ugly!!
Logged

filterMan
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Location: N/W England

Posts: 125



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 09:37:27 AM »

I had a good look at one of these when I was in Croatia last month and I think it's a great looking bike. I want one.
Logged
VintageHunter
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: SHAMBHALA, CA

Posts: 1354


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 10:33:45 AM »

A "believer"......anyone else?
I had a good look at one of these when I was in Croatia last month and I think it's a great looking bike. I want one.
Logged

Sugs
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 151



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 11:22:43 AM »

I think it looks a little awkward and cluttered in a couple places, especially the headlight, but cleans up pretty well.

https://bikebrewers.com/yamaha-xsr700-scrambler-super-7-by-jvb-moto/

Logged

1979 Honda GL1000 Goldwing - 1990 Honda CB1
VintageHunter
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: SHAMBHALA, CA

Posts: 1354


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 01:42:48 PM »

that things damn nice.
Super trick.

Yamaha has made this bike so "YOU" the rider can customize to your hearts content. I think that'll be a great selling feature.
unbolt this, unscrew that, change out the tank plastic cover and can still have the tank intact whilst you send off the plastics to the painters.
Very little "plastics" to paint to say the least so it wont cost you an arm and right testicle to get the XSR to look like "YOU" want it to look.

That might be the attraction to these riders. Easier customization, that's always a PITA to find stuff to suite your bike. Now, just go to Yamaha and pick out a yellow tank plastic as well as a yellow fender and be done with it.

Personally I'm looking to see when someone makes a retro color 70's scheme, the traditional Yamaha Yellow bumble bee type colors.....yellow, white, black on this XSR

« Last Edit: September 23, 2017, 01:44:58 PM by VintageHunter » Logged

VintageHunter
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: SHAMBHALA, CA

Posts: 1354


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 01:47:23 PM »

Now that's what I'm talking bout....
Logged

See Bee-Won
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 25


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 01:16:01 PM »

I'd ride that.
Logged
VintageHunter
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: SHAMBHALA, CA

Posts: 1354


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2017, 02:15:50 PM »

I know......right.
I'd ride that.
Logged

PhantomMaggot
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 5


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 08:03:24 PM »

Why can't it just be a 4 cylinder. -_-
Logged
VintageHunter
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: SHAMBHALA, CA

Posts: 1354


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 08:05:52 PM »

they're trying to make it as narrow as mechanically possible, yet have that neat cranck-config that provides better torque.
Whilst all the while not wanting to make yet another 4-cylinder CBR type bike.
I'd prefer for Honda to make another CB1, now they'd have my attention if they did that.
Logged

Dash
Full Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 113


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 03:05:30 AM »

they're trying to make it as narrow as mechanically possible, yet have that neat cranck-config that provides better torque.
Whilst all the while not wanting to make yet another 4-cylinder CBR type bike.
I'd prefer for Honda to make another CB1, now they'd have my attention if they did that.


Imagine a CB-1 (with of course the CBR 400RR engine) in a modern day lightweight frame with USD suspension and massive floating brake discs  Roll Eyes

*drool*
Logged
VintageHunter
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Location: SHAMBHALA, CA

Posts: 1354


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 10:04:05 AM »

unfortunately...it's all about "perception" and not "performance".
here, in the U.S.of A......idiots rule. Folks who believe bigger is better rule what bikes Japan produces. if you aren't riding a 1000+cc superbike, yer a puss, hence "perception" not "performance".
Only in Southern Cali have I had the pleasure of experiencing what its like to ride a small bike fast. A CB1 and I'm grateful for being able to have experienced this sensation.
But...the entire US is not SoCal is it. Folks here really appreciate small, revy, well-built engines and they love to rip em thru the canyons.

Maybe Honda Motors will wake up....but I'm afraid that for now, your dream of the modern CB1 will just have to remain a dream.
they're trying to make it as narrow as mechanically possible, yet have that neat cranck-config that provides better torque.
Whilst all the while not wanting to make yet another 4-cylinder CBR type bike.
I'd prefer for Honda to make another CB1, now they'd have my attention if they did that.


Imagine a CB-1 (with of course the CBR 400RR engine) in a modern day lightweight frame with USD suspension and massive floating brake discs  Roll Eyes

*drool*
Logged

Dash
Full Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 113


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 03:14:47 AM »

unfortunately...it's all about "perception" and not "performance".
here, in the U.S.of A......idiots rule. Folks who believe bigger is better rule what bikes Japan produces. if you aren't riding a 1000+cc superbike, yer a puss, hence "perception" not "performance".
Only in Southern Cali have I had the pleasure of experiencing what its like to ride a small bike fast. A CB1 and I'm grateful for being able to have experienced this sensation.
But...the entire US is not SoCal is it. Folks here really appreciate small, revy, well-built engines and they love to rip em thru the canyons.

Maybe Honda Motors will wake up....but I'm afraid that for now, your dream of the modern CB1 will just have to remain a dream.
they're trying to make it as narrow as mechanically possible, yet have that neat cranck-config that provides better torque.
Whilst all the while not wanting to make yet another 4-cylinder CBR type bike.
I'd prefer for Honda to make another CB1, now they'd have my attention if they did that.


Imagine a CB-1 (with of course the CBR 400RR engine) in a modern day lightweight frame with USD suspension and massive floating brake discs  Roll Eyes

*drool*

Same over here. Not just 'Merica. Everyone here is going on about how much BHP you need to have. How big your engine is etc etc etc.

Which is fairly stupid, because a 400 cc is perfect (and so much better than a big bike) in so many everyday scenarios. But your CC-Peen isn't big enough with just 400cc's, apperantly.

It does make the encounters with people who appriciate 400's all the better though. At least in my experience. Back when I rode KTM supermotos I got a lot of attention (not the reason I rode KTM, mind you) from the sidewalks. But only from young stuff that could only ride a moped, and those 'thug life' hooligan wannabe poser simpletons. Those guys don't give my CB-1 a second glance (so they wont want to steal it. yay!) however. But now, I have older people / riders approaching me to have a chat about the Smurf. Who are without exception awesome people btw.

Mate who owns a Ducati 1098 (note that I write 'owns' and not 'rides' cuz the PoS won't work properly being a Ducati) who looks down on older, cheaper bikes, said he though my CB-1 was a single cilinder bike.

I nearly strangled him to death with a fuelhose.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 03:17:37 AM by Dash » Logged
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!