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    NEW REBEL 1100 DCT - Sunset Bike maybe

    Picked up a 2021 Rebel 1100 DCT today. Sold my Magna and FZ-09 for various reasons only in my head (we have all been there). I still have my Red and Blue Hawks and they will not be neglected. I figure this might be my last new bike to go with the Hawks to carry me till I stop riding. Got 7 years out of the FZ09. So 7 more years puts me at 80.

    There will be a leaning curve for all the high tech setting I get to play with and/or display. After just 30 miles getting it home, I already know my butt likes the seat better than the FZ Sargent seat. Moving it around the garage I already know it is easier than the Magna and sitting position about the same. It is marketed as a cruiser but to me it is just a bike. There will be changes coming. Windshield for sure, muffler change probably. Maybe polish the outside of the wheels like I do on almost all of my bikes.



    I also know I like Sport mode better than Standard mode. I think I will like cruise control. This evening I adjusted the brake peddle height and put a tail bag on the fender. Tomorrow I'm riding in the mountains. It was only 107 this afternoon. Only 99 tomorrow in Oroville but at least in the mountains low to mid 80's

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    Bill,
    88 Blue Hawk (bike #39), 89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

    #2
    Congratulations on the new bike Bill!

    I like the color. Funny, kinda looks Magna'ish to me. Similar at least.

    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      This is the new one with the Africa Twin engine in it for anyone unaware.

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        #4
        Man, did Honda cheat you! For all that money, you didn't even get a clutch lever or shifter.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by mparker View Post
          This is the new one with the Africa Twin engine in it for anyone unaware.
          I have had a just a couple of parallel twin bikes. A used Honda 400 and a 450 back around 2009. And a new 2014 CTX700 (really gutless and I did not like it). I know the African Twin Adventure bike is pretty popular for that type of bike. What got me interested was the low seat, fairly low weight, big engine HP and the electronics. The hard part was asking myself if I wanted the DCT or not. Honda has had DCT boxes for a long time so I figured it might be different in a good way. I think it competes on price well for what you get.

          Big complaint (maybe little)... No self cancelling turn signals. My 1986 SRX600 had them. WTF.

          Bill,
          88 Blue Hawk (bike #39), 89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by BillnOroville View Post

            I have had a just a couple of parallel twin bikes. A used Honda 400 and a 450 back around 2009. And a new 2014 CTX700 (really gutless and I did not like it). I know the African Twin Adventure bike is pretty popular for that type of bike. What got me interested was the low seat, fairly low weight, big engine HP and the electronics. The hard part was asking myself if I wanted the DCT or not. Honda has had DCT boxes for a long time so I figured it might be different in a good way. I think it competes on price well for what you get.

            Big complaint (maybe little)... No self cancelling turn signals. My 1986 SRX600 had them. WTF.
            Is DTC "d" traction control?

            I have had some experiences with traction control that can be described as iffy at absolute BEST. But it was with situations that wouldn't really come in to play on that. ..

            But still curious.
            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by 6 View Post

              Is DTC "d" traction control?

              I have had some experiences with traction control that can be described as iffy at absolute BEST. But it was with situations that wouldn't really come in to play on that. ..

              But still curious.
              Dual Clutch Transmission.

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                #8
                Congrats Bill, looks really good!

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by BillnOroville View Post

                  I have had a just a couple of parallel twin bikes. A used Honda 400 and a 450 back around 2009. And a new 2014 CTX700 (really gutless and I did not like it). I know the African Twin Adventure bike is pretty popular for that type of bike. What got me interested was the low seat, fairly low weight, big engine HP and the electronics. The hard part was asking myself if I wanted the DCT or not. Honda has had DCT boxes for a long time so I figured it might be different in a good way. I think it competes on price well for what you get.

                  Big complaint (maybe little)... No self cancelling turn signals. My 1986 SRX600 had them. WTF.
                  Im not in the market for a cruiser but have heard nothing but good things about this new model and the DCT. I think it will be very successful. Congrats on your purchase.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by mparker View Post

                    Dual Clutch Transmission.
                    Huh. On bikes now?

                    How's it engine brake?
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                      Huh. On bikes now?

                      How's it engine brake?
                      Im sure Bill will clear some of this up but with the riding modes you can choose basically the character of the shifting. I assume he probably prefers sport mode because of this. You can also manually shift with the controls just as most DCT cars have paddles and arent solely automatic.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by mparker View Post

                        Im sure Bill will clear some of this up but with the riding modes you can choose basically the character of the shifting. I assume he probably prefers sport mode because of this. You can also manually shift with the controls just as most DCT cars have paddles and arent solely automatic.
                        Damn. I new this was going to happen sooner or later... But they are loosing me.
                        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                          #13
                          An inspiration to us all to be able to ride into your 70's and 80's! I bought my VFR from a 70 something guy. He was still bicycling too! I also think about what bike I would ride as I get older. DCT makes sense for a sports car as you get too weak to press the clutch. Never thought it would hit bikes. Same advantage for an electric bike is no clutch or shifting.

                          Congrats on the new toy!
                          Eric Y.
                          NT663, VFR800 & Vespa LX80
                          Yuzon Designworks

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                            Damn. I new this was going to happen sooner or later... But they are loosing me.
                            they are losing me too. I have a friend who bought an NC750X a few years back and was going on about how nice it was not to shift. I didn't say anything to him but I was thinking to myself, shifting is at least half the fun of a motorcycle for me (or cars for that matter). Why would I want to lose that?
                            Brian - Richland, WA
                            1991 Hawk GT
                            1997 VFR

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post
                              An inspiration to us all to be able to ride into your 70's and 80's!
                              and this!!! Mad respect!

                              Don't mean to hijack this for an auto v manual thing.

                              Whatever let's you comfortably rode at 70!! Man.. that's a good piece of tech then and a GREAT use something like that!

                              I just don't like change haha.
                              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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