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Correct me if I'm wrong, so this Bluetooth feature in the 2021 CB allows connectivity with your phone. In order for me to take full advantage of it, I would need a Sena-like device slipped onto my helmet for this to be useful (responding to urgent phone calls or what naught).

Are there other avenues of usage? Please enlighten.

PS: Not sure if I want to respond to phones or text messages, though, when I am riding. So, I'm asking more out of curiosity how this could work.
 

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Is that available in the US? Originally it was EU models only.
I can't be sure.
Official Honda website says nothing about it but some reviewers say it's there.
 

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I can't be sure.
Official Honda website says nothing about it but some reviewers say it's there.
Kinda weird American Honda would leave it off their website if it's available when they've got this for the Goldwing:

ANDROID AUTO INTEGRATION
Do you prefer an Android phone? We have you covered! Now the 2021 Gold Wing fully integrates with your phone, thanks to Android Auto. That means you can connect your android phone to your Gold wing to access Google Assistant, and to use navigation tools like Google Maps, Waze, and more. Plus, you’ll have access to weather, playlists, music-streaming services and telephone numbers. Available Bluetooth*-compatible headsets let you communicate easily too.

*For using Android Auto, connection to a commercially available Bluetooth headset is necessary. Please refer to your Bluetooth headset manufacturer for optimal audio settings for use with Android Auto.

STANDARD ON: ALL TRIMS
 

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Kinda weird American Honda would leave it off their website if it's available when they've got this for the Goldwing:

ANDROID AUTO INTEGRATION
Do you prefer an Android phone? We have you covered! Now the 2021 Gold Wing fully integrates with your phone, thanks to Android Auto. That means you can connect your android phone to your Gold wing to access Google Assistant, and to use navigation tools like Google Maps, Waze, and more. Plus, you’ll have access to weather, playlists, music-streaming services and telephone numbers. Available Bluetooth*-compatible headsets let you communicate easily too.

*For using Android Auto, connection to a commercially available Bluetooth headset is necessary. Please refer to your Bluetooth headset manufacturer for optimal audio settings for use with Android Auto.

STANDARD ON: ALL TRIMS
Yea, I'd think it does not make sense from the software point of view to turn this OFF for the US market when they have already tested it for the Euro market.
But, then again, it may be done due to the Legal dept ... not sure.
 

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But, then again, it may be done due to the Legal dept ... not sure.
EU got two versions of the 2018-2019 CB1000R. The sport version was standard with OEM quick shifter, heated grips, and rear seat cowl. Those were only offered as additional add-on accessories in the US.
 

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UK also has a theft prevention ignition (H.I.S.S.) that US Hondas do not have. It's not a matter of turning it off, it's just not on US bikes.
 

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Is that available in the US? Originally it was EU models only.
Hi.
In my black edition user's manual they say these feature is not available for the US and Canada.
But by searching a little on the net I found the application for android.
You cannot download it from the play store because they detect your geographic location.
You can use the application and most of the functions without having a communication kit.
The weather, the direction, the things near you like… gas station ect are available without audio kit.
obviously to dictate a route or answer the phone you need an audio kit.
if i have time today i will try to use my blue tooth headphones to see if it works.
 

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Hi.
In my black edition user's manual they say these feature is not available for the US and Canada.
But by searching a little on the net I found the application for android.
You cannot download it from the play store because they detect your geographic location.
You can use the application and most of the functions without having a communication kit.
The weather, the direction, the things near you like… gas station ect are available without audio kit.
obviously to dictate a route or answer the phone you need an audio kit.
if i have time today i will try to use my blue tooth headphones to see if it works.
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Hi.
In my black edition user's manual they say these feature is not available for the US and Canada.
But by searching a little on the net I found the application for android.
You cannot download it from the play store because they detect your geographic location.
You can use the application and most of the functions without having a communication kit.
The weather, the direction, the things near you like… gas station ect are available without audio kit.
obviously to dictate a route or answer the phone you need an audio kit.
if i have time today i will try to use my blue tooth headphones to see if it works.
 

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Hi.
In my black edition user's manual they say these feature is not available for the US and Canada.
But by searching a little on the net I found the application for android.
You cannot download it from the play store because they detect your geographic location.
You can use the application and most of the functions without having a communication kit.
The weather, the direction, the things near you like… gas station ect are available without audio kit.
obviously to dictate a route or answer the phone you need an audio kit.
if i have time today i will try to use my blue tooth headphones to see if it works.
In what country are you located?
Canada.
 

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For whatever reason, American Honda decided that the North American market does not need bluetooth. This is ludicrous.
 

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One thing the CB that stands out among the competition (like the Yamaha MT-10) is that the fuel consumption is much better, considering the MT only has 30 MPG (gas guzzler, worse than a Honda Civic); although, I have to admit the MT has IMU and std cruise-ctrl.
 

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the only mt10 with a sort of IMU (for the öhlins suspension) is the SP
Yup, I was referring to the SP since the price point is closer to the 2021 CB.
 
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