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CCS / ASRA Calendar Events / Re: CCS Homestead Dec 5-6 Final Information
« Last post by Biketographer on Yesterday at 07:29:59 pm »
 
Homestead Gate Information
Gates Open 6am Saturday Morning!


We have worked out some very important details with Homestead Miami Speedway that you will need to know.

Gate opens at 6am Saturday morning. There is a car track rental Friday which pushed the Penguin program to Monday so we are limited to only official access on Friday afternoon. HMS will be hosting it's Fast Lane Friday Drags after 6pm so the paddock area is not open to us until Saturday morning.

On Saturday when you pull up towards the gate, we will stop you short to allow officials and vendors to go in first. Please move as far over to the right side of the drive as possible so as to allow the officials and vendors to line up on the left side and then we will get everyone in as quick as possible.

ASRA/CCS Officials will start signing people in and issuing credentials by 5:30am to facilitate a fast and orderly move in.

Gate fee is $25 on Saturday (Complete weekend entry) and $15 on Sunday. There are no Saturday only admissions.)

There will NOT be any concessions open on site. Please be prepared to fend for yourselves. (Another COVID casualty.)

Camping inside on Saturday night is allowed for a small fee paid to HMS. On Friday night you can park outside the speedway to the left of the entrance road at no charge. There is no electricity available outside the facility so bring your generator.

ASRA 2020 National Championship Awards will be presented in Victory Lane following the event on Saturday and Sunday.

Pre-entry grids are available online now.

Don't miss the season Finale of ASRA, ASRA Team Challenge and the Florida Road Racing Championships!
Look at the Updated Homestead Schedule and Covid Information

Paddock:

All trailers and pit areas should be 10 feet apart. To make sure there is enough room, we ask that you park your trailer or set up your paddock space and then move your extra vehicles to a parking area. Remember the paddock is shared space, be kind to your neighbors so we don't have to ask anyone to move or leave.

Masks are required when you are in contact with others outside your pit/paddock area. If you are going to visit another rider in their pit or paddock, masks are required if you are within 6 feet of that rider or their crew. NOTE: You do NOT have to wear a mask around your pit/paddock when only you, your family and your crew are in your area. Riders do not need to wear masks when wearing their helmet on the track.

Riders meetings will be done at Victory Lane. During riders meetings we ask you social distance from one another and if that is not possible, PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK!

If you happen to fall down, the ambulance will only put you in the ambulance if you need medical attention. Otherwise they will check you out and then if you are deemed physically okay, they will have you ride back to the paddock with the crash truck. This helps eliminate the down time required for the ambulance to sanitize the cabin after any patient is placed inside.
Registration:

Our goal is to limit personal contact to a minimum.

We will use the media center to set up registration windows to limit contact. If you must enter the infield registration room for any reason, you must wear a mask.

Each rider will bring and use their own mask in infield registration.

Pre Entered riders with no changes (you must have a working Westhold transponder listed on your paperwork, there will be no rentals in this line.)

Pre Entered riders with changes (if you need to rent MyLaps of Westhold transponder you must be in this line.)

Post-entry lines will take all other licensing, rental and post-entry.

Each rider will be given their own pen, at the end on the line there will be a bucket for the rider to drop the pen in for us to sanitize when registration closes. (Registrars will sanitize their work station with wipes and/or spray anytime they return to their station and before leaving in the evening.)

Each registrar will wear gloves and face mask. ASRA/CCS will provide hand sanitizer for clerks and the racer to use. All staff in registration will be at their own window and either the window or a breath guard between them and the racer. (Please remember to stand 6’ apart or wear your mask while waiting in line.)

Once the racer is finished please out the pen in the bucket..
Tech:

Our goal is to limit personal contact to a minimum.

Each inspector will wear gloves, face mask and have hand sanitizer for them and/or the racer to use.

We will have multiple tech lines approximately 10-12’ apart.

Inspectors will strive to maintain 6’ separation in the lines waiting to be inspected.

Racer will bring a stand to tech with the motorcycle and place the bike on the stand and move 6’ away from the motorcycle. Then the inspector will evaluate the machines race-readiness. After placing an approval sticker on the machine or notifying the rider of what needs to be addressed, the inspector will move away from the machine and let the racer remove their machine from the tech area.

While we have some specific in-depth procedure changes for the staff, these are the outline we are starting with to mitigate the potential of spreading the virus among or racers and staff.

ASRA/CCS management believe these measures would allow us to be safe and in full compliance with existing restrictions but we understand new orders could be issued with immediate implementation that could remove/change procedures or require postponement or cancellation.
The schedule for the weekend is attached, below.
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Shooting the bull / Honda Helps Protect Nature Preserve
« Last post by Biketographer on December 01, 2020, 06:27:05 am »
 MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Honda reaffirmed its longstanding partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Ohio to protect the environmentally fragile headwaters of the Big Darby Creek watershed by donating 90 acres of land.  Nearly 30 years ago, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. and the Ohio chapter of The Nature Conservancy began a public and private sector partnership to preserve this watershed, which is one of the Midwest's most biologically diverse aquatic systems. 

    "As citizens of this watershed, it's imperative we do our part to protect it," said Tom Shoupe, executive vice president of Honda of America.  "Honda understands the significance of this property and will continue to protect and preserve the Big Darby Creek watershed."   


  "We want to thank Honda for the nearly $1 million in philanthropic grants we've received since this partnership began which have been invaluable in advancing our conservation and volunteer program efforts, especially here in Central Ohio," said Bill Stanley, state director for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio. "We thank Honda for this generous donation of land, which adds a critical piece to the conservation puzzle and grows our Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve to more than 1,000 acres."


The Big Darby Headwaters preserve protects the humble cold water springs and streams that combine to form the headwaters of Big Darby Creek. Big and Little Darby Creeks are noted nationally for their tremendous diversity and abundance of both aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. They are home to 86 species of fish, five of which are endangered in Ohio. Forty-one species of freshwater mollusk live in these waters, eight of which are on the Ohio endangered list.


The Big Darby Creek is one of the healthiest tributaries to the Scioto River, which provides drinking water for tens of thousands of Ohioans. The Big Darby Creek watershed is one of the healthiest and most diverse aquatic systems of its size in the Midwest.


Honda Support of Big Darby Preservation with the Ohio Nature Conservancy
Honda's efforts with The Nature Conservancy in Ohio to protect the headwaters of the Big Darby Creek and other initiatives have included donations of over $1 million over the course of the past 30 years:


1991 – $100,000 contribution for watershed support
1996 – $30,000 for volunteer watershed protection program
2002 – $20,000 for stream monitoring of the Big Darby Creek
2006 – $300,000 to restore the headwaters of the Big Darby Creek
2010 – $200,000 for additional restoration work
2012 – $100,000 for improved access at Big Darby
2013 – $75,000 for environmental stewardship
2018 – $90,000 for operational support
2020 – Donation of 90 acres of land valued at over $280,000


About Honda Manufacturing in America
Honda's U.S. manufacturing operations were established in 1979 with the start of motorcycle production in Marysville, Ohio, followed in November 1982, by the start of automobile production at the Marysville Auto Plant.

 
Today, Honda employs more than 15,000 associates in Ohio across five plants with total capital investment of $13.6 billion and the capacity to produce 680,000 Honda and Acura automobiles, 1.18 million automobile engines and 1 million automobile transmissions, two-motor hybrid systems, and Sport Hybrid All-wheel Drive™ systems annually, using domestic and globally sourced parts. 


Honda's five major Ohio manufacturing facilities include three auto plants, the Marysville Auto Plant, East Liberty Auto Plant and Performance Manufacturing Center, as well as the Anna Engine Plant and Russells Point transmission plant. The company has invested over $1 billion in these facilities over the past six years, continually modernizing equipment and adopting new technologies to advance quality and efficiency for Honda and Acura customers here and around the world. Learn more at https://ohio.honda.com/.
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Shooting the bull / Re: Kymco announces Taiwan motorcycles manufactured in Italy
« Last post by Biketographer on November 28, 2020, 05:35:40 am »
Looks to me like they want to compete against the Soriani electric storage vehicle

https://www.ccsforum.com/index.php?topic=29097.0
and they are copying Yamaha
 
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Shooting the bull / Kymco announces Taiwan motorcycles manufactured in Italy
« Last post by Biketographer on November 28, 2020, 05:22:24 am »
TAIPEI, Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- At KYMCO's global new model launch event "Time to Excite" in Taipei, KYMCO introduces KYMCO F9, DT X360 and KRV. The new models are designed to deliver breakthroughs that excite the riders.
"The idea 'Win My Heart' is within everything we do at KYMCO," said Allen Ko, KYMCO Chairman. "In this time of a global pandemic, people, more than ever, have strong desires to add excitement into their everyday lives. And we are thrilled to present KYMCO's latest endeavors to satisfy the unfulfilled needs of our customers."

         KYMCO F9, the World's First Electric Motorcycle Equipped with a Two-speed Automatic Transmission, Is Extremely Fun to Ride
Electric is one of the most significant transformations of modern transportation. From consumers, businesses to governments, more people are embracing electric vehicles to make the cities greener by moving air pollution out to the suburbs. While numerous electric motorcycles have been launched, however, few have been greeted with great enthusiasm by the market.

The biggest challenge lies in the fact that most electric motorcycles do not excite. The mere electric powertrain as the only differentiation has proven insufficient to significantly advance the movement of pollution out of the overcrowded cities. Accordingly, KYMCO F9 is designed to provide the sensational riding experiences that  change people's perceptions on electric motorcycles.

KYMCO F9 is a cool urban electric motorcycle equipped with a 9.4kW (12+1/2 horsepower) motor and designed for street sport ridings.  It accelerates from 0 to 50 km/h (0-31 mph) in 3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 110 km/h. It comes with a 96V 40Ah battery that provides a range of 120 km under the New European Driving Cycle. With fast charging, it takes only 2 hours to fully charge the battery.

In addition, F9 features the world's first two-speed automatic transmission specifically designed for electric motorcycles that improves motor efficiency and power delivery. It also employs a unique chassis design that integrates the battery as part of the frame structure. As a result, F9 has an incredible light weight of  107kg (235 pounds.)  Combined with the 14-inch wide-tires that offer high cornering grip, F9 is simply an extremely fun-to-ride motorcycle.

KYMCO DT X360, the World's First "Adventure Crossover" Maxi Scooter, Encourages Riders to Seek Adventures
Many people believe that scooters are meant to be used for city mobility. They also assume that scooter riders just want to use their vehicles as part of their daily routines. Yet, scooter riders, in fact, also pursue diverse experiences in their lives. Underneath the surface lie urban riders' unfulfilled quests to occasionally   get out of their comfort zone and to expand their horizons in all directions.

With more than half a century of dedication to creating innovative products that exceed customers' expectations, KYMCO introduces DT X360, a maxi scooter that demonstrates KYMCO's latest innovation of "Adventure Crossover" and provides riders with the freedom to seek the adventures they desire in their everyday lives.

KYMCO DT X360 features the upright proportions and the front mudguard that characterize the spirit of a dual sport motorcycle. It has a wider handlebar for easy steering on uneven pavement and a higher seating position that improves rider visibility. The light-weight wheels and the adventure oriented tires further enhance its ability to ride through rough surfaces.

In addition, DT X360 comes with a keyless system that offers convenient access to the vehicle. It also has a traction control system that greatly increases vehicle stability in all conditions. The color LED dashboard is designed to provide maximum legibility. Together, it offers the all-around capability for riders to easily maneuver in urban traffic, comfortably cruise on the freeway and confidently explore the uncharted when desired.

KYMCO KRV, the World's First Compact Scooter to Feature an Independent Swing-arm Derived from the Motorbike Architecture, Offers Unrivaled Sport Riding Capability
Compact scooters are the most predominant forms of personal transportation in many countries for being agile, efficient, convenient and easy to use. They serve the purpose of everyday urban mobility as well as occasional weekend   excursions. They are at the center of people's everyday lives. Riders demand nothing but the best from their scooters. And, for these reasons, KYMCO presents KYMCO KRV as the vehicle of their dreams.

KYMCO KRV is a compact sport recreational vehicle equipped with abundant comfort, convenience, handling, and performance. It comes with ABS, TCS, LED lighting and a keyless system. It has a flat-floor RV body design that allows an optimal riding position for both spirited rides and long journeys. The suspension is tuned to suit both a single rider and when carrying a passenger. The belt-drive design not only offers quiet rides, but also requires less maintenance.
Moreover, KRV features an independent swing-arm derived from the motorbike architecture of KYMCO's flagship model AK 550. It not only allows a lower center of gravity and perfect weight balance to the vehicle, but also provides the highest ride quality and maximum cornering capability. Combined with the newly   developed 175cc 4-valve liquid-cooled engine that provides strong and smooth power delivery, KRV provides the exceptional sport riding experiences unseen on compact scooters.

"KYMCO F9, DT X360 and KRV all come with innovations that stir senses, intensify emotions and excite riders," said Allen Ko. "As we continue to create personal vehicles that win the hearts of consumers all over the world, now, it's time to excite!"
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CCS / ASRA Calendar Events / Cargo Van to Homestead
« Last post by Biketographer on November 27, 2020, 09:32:11 am »
I am contemplating going to Homestead (as a spectator.)
I will be driving a large, empty, cargo van.  If anyone in Tampa Bay area, or on my way, needs something hauled, let me know.
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Shooting the bull / Honda Rebel 1100 for 2021
« Last post by Biketographer on November 25, 2020, 06:31:03 am »
MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Model updates: Honda's unique take on custom cool, the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500, get a big, bold new sibling. Using the same formula - classic bare-boned 'bobber' with a modern-day twist - the CMX1100 Rebel offers to relax and excite in equal measure. Serious performance is on tap from its 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, plus its meaty character and evocative exhaust note; Honda Selectable Torque Control, Wheelie Control, Cruise Control and 3 default riding modes working through Throttle by Wire to make up a comprehensive package of supporting electronics. High-quality running gear includes 43mm cartridge-style front forks, 'piggyback' rear shock absorbers and four-piston, radial-mount front brake caliper. All lighting is LED, with negative LCD instrument display. The Rebel 1100 is available in both a standard six-speed transmission as well as the automatic shifting Dual Clutch Transmission, a first for the cruiser segment.
                Contents:
1 Introduction
2 Model overview
3 Key features
4 Accessories
5 Technical specifications
  1. Introduction
The Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 models, released in 2017, fused tradition with ground-breaking new ideas to capture younger riders for whom a motorcycle is so much more than just transport – riders for whom their motorcycle is a lifestyle, an attitude and an expression of individual identity.

The Rebel's combination of a timeless 'bobber' look and a unique, forward-looking, contemporary style earned it immediate popularity. Accessible, easy to ride and fun to live with, the Rebel has proved an accomplished success. And as a blank canvas, it has been a machine more than ready for whatever its owner's imagination has had in store for it.


For 2021, where the Rebel has led, a new motorcycle will follow: the CMX1100 Rebel. By taking the essence of what's made the smaller bikes so special, and adding more performance, more character and a wealth of Honda's most advanced technology, it offers a step up – or across from a different segment altogether – for a wide range of riders looking for something that extra bit different.


2. Model Overview
The CMX1100 Rebel has a dual personality. It has been designed for a leisurely laidback cruise, but also to offer an exciting riding experience when a twisty road presents itself. Riders moving up from smaller bikes will appreciate the manageable dimensions and weight (seat height is a mere 700mm), while more experienced riders will find instant, accessible enjoyment from the chassis' handling potential, with its stiff tubular steel frame, quality naked bike-spec suspension and high-powered braking.


All-comers will love the character and performance of the 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine (originally used on the CRF1100L Africa Twin), which has been re-tuned for super-strong bottom and mid-range punch and character, plus an evocative, enhanced exhaust note. Throttle By Wire management brings with it sophisticated rider aids: there are 3 default riding modes with a cluster of different parameters to suit riding conditions or rider mood, including engine power delivery, engine braking, the level of Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control, and the shift schedule of the optional Dual Clutch Transmission technology. Cruise control comes as standard.


As a 21st century bobber, the Rebel 1100's stripped-back style speaks volumes with its minimalism. Steel fenders front and rear sit atop fat tires; the circular headlight mixes old school looks with new school LED bulbs, the mirrors and the round, negative LCD instrument display. For modern day convenience, there is a USB-C charger in the under-seat storage space.


The 2021 Rebel 1100 will be available in the following colour options:


Bordeaux Red Metallic (MT only)
Gunmetal Black Metallic


3. Key Features
3.1 Styling & Equipment
  • Raw style; a statement of muscular, stealthy simplicity
  • Full LED lighting with 4 bulb LED headlight
  • Ignition cylinder also opens the seat, which hides storage space and USB-C charging port
  • Cruise control
The blacked-out CMX1100 Rebel offers a simple, raw and 'unprocessed' look created by the same US-based Honda R&D studio that laid down the style of the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 models. Long and low, with narrow body crowned by a scalloped, two-tone 13.6 L flangeless fuel tank, its minimalist presence has real depth, with proportions that are complemented naturally with a rider on board.


Both front and rear fenders are drawn from 1 mm-thick steel and mount with die-cast aluminium brackets. Everywhere you look there are design cues that reinforce the unique overall Rebel look. The low-set 175 mm diameter headlight has a classic form but houses four LED bulbs with thick inner lenses for a well-defined frontal signature. The small 55 mm circular indicators, too, have classic looks but the oval, clear-lensed LED taillight strikes a contemporary note and chimes with other Rebel details.


The seat is contoured to support the rider under hard acceleration but with soft density for comfort. The Rebel rider can go solo or carry a passenger, as the rear seat pad quickly and easily unbolts. Under the seat there's a 3L storage compartment which features a USB-C charging point.


An offset 120 mm negative LCD instrument display offers intuitive information delivery. The ignition is located on the left side of the frame also opens the seat without the key having to be removed from the ignition. The uncluttered handlebars mount with substantial 1-inch clamps and the left-hand switchgear manages the riding modes and the optional DCT. And for long highway days, cruise control is fitted as standard.


3.2 Engine
  • 1,084cc parallel twin drawn from the CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • Strong performance, with a well-defined character from revised valve timing and ignition settings, plus increased flywheel mass
  • Throttle By Wire engine management and tuned exhaust note

The Rebel 1100's 1,084cc SOHC 8-valve parallel twin-cylinder engine is based on that of the CRF1100L Africa Twin, but with a variety of key changes that have completely altered its nature and feel to cater for its new cruiser duties. The adaptable Rebel 1100 combines carefully developed geometry, sport-worthy components and a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, all of which mean it is capable not just of straight-line cruising, but also more dynamic riding, including brisk acceleration and exhilarating corners. Increased inertia from 32% extra flywheel mass means the low-rpm response is not only extremely strong, but is delivered with real character.


Less obvious – and what makes the engine perfect in this application – is that its compact dimensions (thanks its adventure-bike origins, which gave it a Unicam drive train and semi-dry sump crankcase) centralise mass neatly, making for a low centre of gravity with maximum ground clearance when coupled with the Rebel's low-slung frame design.


Carried over from Africa Twin is the 270° phased crankshaft and uneven firing interval. But aside from that, the engine exhaust system, valve timing and lift have been altered to generate an even stronger 'pulse' feel. And, in keeping with the Rebel's dual personality, the engine pulse changes from one that responds harmoniously at low revs to all throttle inputs, to a more boisterous, sensation-heightening 'throb' as the RPM rises.
   
The engine is managed by Throttle By Wire (TBW) and PGM-FI feeds the throttle bodies from a 7 L air box. Adding to riding satisfaction is the exhaust note, which has been tuned to deliver a deep, low-frequency sound pulse through the 5.3 L oval-section muffler below 4,000 RPM married to a much more powerful, high-frequency note as RPM climbs.


Architecture is unchanged from the Africa Twin; the crankcases split vertically and the water pump is housed within the clutch casing with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head. Manual and DCT versions of the engine share common crankcases with only minor external differences. Secondary vibrations are neutralised by the mutually reciprocating motion of the pistons, while primary inertial and coupling vibrations are cancelled by the use of biaxial balance shafts. The water and oil pumps are driven by the balancer shafts. 


3.3 Engine Electronics
  • 3 default riding modes to choose from, plus USER customisation
  • 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control
TBW manages engine performance and character, plus the level of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and Wheelie Control. There are pre-set 3 modes for the rider to choose covering a wide variety of riding conditions. Mode selection is managed from the left-hand switchgear; an indicator in the instrument display activates when HSTC is working.


STANDARD offers a middle setting for engine power delivery, engine braking and Wheelie Control/HSTC, delivering a relaxed ride at low RPM and speeds, while unleashing much more of the Rebel's potential as the revs rise.


RAIN transmits low engine power delivery and braking, matched to high Wheelie Control and HSTC, for relaxed riding and extra reassurance on wet or slippery surfaces.


SPORT gives aggressive engine power delivery and standard engine braking, with low Wheelie Control and HSTC intervention to allow maximum performance.


USER mode offers the ability to customise between the settings for the preferred combination. Once set, the USER setting is automatically stored so there is no need to re-set each time the ignition is turned on.


3.4 Dual Clutch Transmission
  • 3 default D mode (automatic) shifting schedules mirror the riding modes
  • USER mode offers customisation
Honda's DCT technology is now in its eleventh year of production. It delivers consistent, seamless gear changes and very quickly becomes second nature in use. It uses two clutches: one for start-up and 1st, 3rd and 5th, the other for 2nd, 4th and 6th, with the main shaft for each clutch located inside the other for compact packaging.


Each clutch is independently controlled by its own electro-hydraulic circuit. When a gear change occurs, the system pre-selects the target gear using the clutch not currently in use. The first clutch is then electronically disengaged as, simultaneously, the second clutch engages.


The result is a consistent, fast and seamless gear change. Furthermore, as the twin clutches transfer drive from one gear to the next with minimal interruption of the drive to the rear wheel, any gear change shock and pitching of the machine is minimised, making the change feel direct as well as smooth. Extra benefits include durability (as the gears cannot be damaged by missing a gear) impossibility of stalling, low stress urban riding, reduced rider fatigue and extra 'brain space' to concentrate on pure riding aspects such as riding line, cornering, braking and acceleration points.


The DCT system offers two distinct riding approaches – the Automatic settings, with pre-programmed shift patterns, which constantly read vehicle speed, gear selected and engine RPM to decide when a shift should occur, and the Manual Transmission setting for gear changes using the paddle-shift style triggers on the left handlebar.


Through TBW control, the DCT shift patterns are linked with the 3 riding modes. 


In STANDARD riding mode, the DCT shift pattern offers a balance between high-gear, low-speed cruising and low-gear, full-throttle excitement.


RAIN selects higher gears more quickly for a super-smooth ride.


SPORT delivers higher-rpm and lower gears, holds onto revs for longer before upshifts and downshifting at higher rpms for more engine braking effect.


The USER option also allows the rider to adopt any of the three DCT shift patterns in any riding mode according to preference.


3.5 Chassis
  • Signature tubular steel frame underpins Rebel styling
  • Steering geometry provides stability with easy handling characteristics
  • 43mm cartridge-style front forks and piggyback rear shocks, both spring preload adjustable
  • Radial mount four-piston front brake caliper and 330mm floating disc
  • 130/70B18, 180/65B16 front and rear tires

A styling statement in itself, the Rebel's tubular steel frame is based around the raw and simple design of its sibling and features the same defined 'theme' line running diagonally front to back, with the fuel tank playing its part sat above the 35 mm diameter main tubes, which, naturally, are larger than the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 models. The 50.8 mm diameter swingarm has an 'engineered' look to match.


Wheelbase is 1,520 mm; the forks have a 30° angle for cruiser style, 2° offset from the 28° 'rake' line itself; trail is 110 mm. This combination delivers the right look, but also straight-line stability and accurate, easy handling. Wet weight is set at 223 kg for the standard Rebel 1100 and 233 kg for the DCT-equipped option.


Seat height is a very manageable 700 mm and the triangle between handlebars, seat and mid-mount foot pegs places the rider firmly 'in' the motorcycle. The overall geometry allows generous lean angles of 35° each side (as measured by Honda), meaning the Rebel 1100 can enjoy a twisty 'canyon' ride and clip apexes with the best of them.


The cartridge-style front forks feature blacked-out 2-piece lowers (manufactured from both extruded and die-cast aluminium) mated to 43 mm stanchions finished in a dark navy titanium oxide coating. Twin rear shocks feature a 12.5 mm rod and pressurised 'piggyback' reservoir. Both front and rear suspension are adjustable for spring preload.


Braking power is served up by a front radial-mount monoblock four-piston caliper biting a 330 mm floating disc and rear single piston caliper with 256 mm disc, both managed by ABS. Cast aluminium wheels feature 5 sporty Y-shaped spokes and wear fat tires; a 180/65B16 rear and 130/70B18 front.


4. Accessories
As a motorcycle born to be accessorised, there are a range of Honda Genuine Accessories ready to bolt straight on to the Rebel 1100. These accessories includes but are not limited to, windshield and headlight cowl options, heated grips, tank pads, short front fender, wheel stripes, a variety of seat and passenger seat options as well as backrests, rear carriers and luggage racks.   

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CCS / ASRA Calendar Events / Re: CCS Homestead December 5-6, 2020
« Last post by Biketographer on November 24, 2020, 07:48:06 am »
race day schedule is attached
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CCS / ASRA Calendar Events / Re: CCS Homestead December 5-6, 2020
« Last post by Biketographer on November 24, 2020, 07:46:34 am »
Last Call for Homestead Entries!!!
Deadline Tuesday at 11PM!


The Fort Worth Office is authorized to accept pre-entries for the December 5-6 event at Homestead through 11pm Tuesday night. This means that Chris will assist in processing your fees through 3pm Wednesday via phone, fax or email! If you've entered on the Portal and haven't called Chris yet, don't wait! Do it Tuesday! Don't miss the season Finale of ASRA, ASRA Team Challenge and the Florida Road Racing Championships!
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Shooting the bull / Re: Privacy ? - Before You Buy Christmas Presents !
« Last post by Biketographer on November 23, 2020, 08:27:32 am »
This is very informative !
Mozilla rates "connected devices" on how "creepy" they are (how much they spy on you.)

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/
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Shooting the bull / Another reason that you need your own anti drone system
« Last post by Biketographer on November 20, 2020, 06:29:07 am »
So eventually these things will end up in the hands of bad people.  People that might want to burn down your house.


USDA Adds Firefighting Drones with "Dragon Eggs" to Its Wildfire Arsenal
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