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Got a call from one of my local D/FW dealers today. They have two (non-ABS) CBRs due in Thursday. They expect to have them on the showroom floor Friday.

Looks like the US shipments are in.
 

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Sure seems to be a trickle into the US -2 bikes per dealer when they ordered 10 to 20 x that number. **** shame if Honda underestimated the demand that bad. It realistically may be a long while before many of us get our bikes.
 

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FYI - my local dealer (DFW Honda) did in fact their 2 CBRs in - one red, one black. I was there earlier today and the black one had been prepped and was ready to go. The red one had not yet been prepped. Unfortunately, I was only there running a quick errand so I didn't get a chance to get any pictures or a demo ride. Still, it's confirmation that they US deliveries have begun.
 

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Going on the showroom floor? not sold already? The Dealers around here either cant get them or have already sold the few they did get.
The red one is now sold. I just got back from test riding the black one and will post a mini-review in another thread. By the time I got back from my test ride, there was someone else waiting to ride it. I don't know if the bought it or not.

 

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I live in Austin, but called the Honda dealer in Kyle (30 minutes south of Austin) to see when they were coming in. This call was made at 5pm this past Friday, and the sales guy said they had just come in. I asked him what time they open Saturday morning, and he said 9am. There was no way I could fight Friday evening traffic so I went to bed early and showed up at 9:05 the next morning.

Saw a black one on the show room floor, and then asked to see the red one still in the delivery crate. The red looks way better in person.

So...

Here she is right after the dealer finished the inspection and prep.


Got her home.


..and off the trailer.
 

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I live in Austin, but called the Honda dealer in Kyle (30 minutes south of Austin) to see when they were coming in. This call was made at 5pm this past Friday, and the sales guy said they had just come in. I asked him what time they open Saturday morning, and he said 9am. There was no way I could fight Friday evening traffic so I went to bed early and showed up at 9:05 the next morning.

Saw a black one on the show room floor, and then asked to see the red one still in the delivery crate. The red looks way better in person.

So...

Here she is right after the dealer finished the inspection and prep.


Got her home.


..and off the trailer.
my preorder is a black one

but i gotta admit, that red there looks sharper than any of the pics i've seen of it so far... enjoy!
 

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That is the look I want for sure. It is beautiful! You're are sure to get the looks as you ride one of these for a while. Till 50 of them are running around your town. From the looks of it, that won't be any time soon.
 

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Just took it for a fourth ride during the engine break-in process. Just some general observations:

1. bike feels very light, yet stable in normal weather conditions
2. the seating position is comfortable (at least for those that are 5'4" :D )
3. clutch operation is easy and the foot lever snicks into place with zero effort
4. lots of gear changes to get up to speed if you follow the recommended shift points of every 10km above 20km
5. wish there was a gear level indicator
6. tachometer could be just a little larger in size, and would prefer white numerals on a black background
7. the handlebar grips are slick if your hands tend to sweat from the heat (I'll be wearing my gloves next time)
8. exhaust note is unobtrusive
9. fit and finish on the bike is excellent
10. the mirrors, are perfectly placed, albeit kinda large

It was very windy today, and I could feel a bit of buffeting from side to side when I was doing 50mph on a stretch of roadway.
 
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