1972 Honda CB750K2 & 2013 Honda CB1100 Comparison

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1972 Honda CB750 K2 2013 Honda CB1100

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1972 CB750 K2

1972 Honda K2

1972 Honda CB750 K2

Honda CB750 K2

1972 CB750 K2

1972 Honda K2

1972 Honda CB750 K2 Honda CB1100

2013 CB1100

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2013 Honda CB1100

Honda CB1100

2013 CB1100

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2013 Honda CB1100

Honda CB750 K2 2013 CB1100

1972 Honda K2 2013 Honda CB1100

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1972 Honda CB 750 K2 Vs. 2013 CB1100

Honda has become a manufacturing company based on its easy-to-use machines. For instance, the Cub is the world’s best-selling motorcycle — over 50 million sold — and the basis for the iconic 1963 Meet the Nicest People on a advertising campaign.

Since Honda motorcycles have in size, but they have retained that core ethic of being machines simply work. When announced a new CB that clearly its roots all the way back to the groundbreaking CB750K0, we wanted to perform a comparison of new and old. Our friend Schoenewald generously lent us his nice condition, original 1972 CB750K2, and we did just

To add further dimension to the test, we the help of young contributor Faber, who at 24-years old always machines considerably younger himself. I on the other hand, just turned 55, remember the well; I was intrigued to find out the CB1100 has the same charisma as the Honda Four.

Compared to the absolutely dominant parallel twins of the sixties, the Honda CB750 debuted in was a completely new generation of machine. The motor was so much faster and than anything that had before; it was a seismic change in the way performed. It wasn’t just the engine that was so startling — it came with a five-speed an electric starter, and a front brake (the first on a bike), took the buyer uncharted motorcycle territory, as

Sitting astride the CB750, upright sweptback bars and footpegs, it is immediately noticeable how placed the ergonomics are. The feels substantial and solid you, and that classic rustling of the motor evokes a lot of memories; there is nothing sounds quite like a Four.

The clutch pull is and, moving away, the feels natural to ride. its 500 pounds can definitely be felt. reminds us of the importance of mass-centralization.

are many current bikes — not Honda’s own VFR1200F — that are than the CB750, yet, their mass is so centered, feel much lighter to the

The CB750 is a bit-cold blooded; to get it up it needs the hand choke for the four carbs to be raised, and a amount of engine cranking to get it to to life. Once warm, it instantly.

When underway, the motor feels smooth; a high-frequency vibration, for sure, but it is from the rider for the most and can only be felt through the and footpegs. Compared to other at the time, such as any of the British or the 750cc Triumph Trident/BSA III triples, the Honda is of course smoother; with a claimed 69 output, it was around 20-percent powerful, as well.

At speed, the handles impressively for a 40-year-old The ride is plush enough, compared to modern suspension it is not well-damped. Sprung fairly the bike works best on quality roads; however, if the gets bumpy, then the needs to do some serious management mid-corner as the bike wallow, especially at speed.

The key is to make sure you’re on the through corners. Do that, and the and swingarm stay tight; riding wins out for sure. On a throttle in long sweepers, the will produce a gentle weave.

It is not terminal, and merely you to respect the partnership you’re in.

Turn-in is very precise, and the in general is pleasantly predictable, so the is an enjoyable bike to ride through 30-40 mph twisties. The is a bit stiff, so you have to be deliberate gear selection and shift a early, rather than Overall, the 1972 Honda is an accommodating and surprisingly modern-feeling to ride—after all, it is a Honda.

riding the CB750, I couldn’t but have an appreciation of the impact the Honda 750 must have had on the world in 1969,” Geoff “Considering I have spent a amount of time on Triumphs, and BSAs, I can see how, if you were a man in 1972, the bike you wanted was the at the end of the day, the Honda was just a bike. It may or may not have the cult of its friends in Britain, but it is much rider friendly.”

Compared to the Geoff said, “Even 40-plus, years, this ran very well, handled and stopped much better I thought it would. To me, this is like a cute mom in her early She’s hot, you want she’s fun to ride, and can teach you a lot the ways of the world, but at the same you know this relationship Mrs.

Robinson is connected to a timeline. No different, the CB750 is but it’s also aging. The brake needs some the clutch, like the color of Robinson’s hair, is fading.

These are all things that one to con- sider when a brilliant love affair. Did I the CB750? Yes, and all the cute girls smiled as I rode it campus.”

2013 Honda

With the success of the CB750 — and what became known as the UJM Japanese Motorcycle) — it is natural Honda might cast its around to see what market have been left for a do-it-all inline four.

the recent Great Recession far from fading for many the chance to buy an affordable, powerful, motorcycle seems like a just wait- ing for attention.

is no doubt that the CB1100 has built to a price, as many goodies are absent. An air-cooled and a chassis with basic (twin shocks) and non-radial brakes sound uninspiring; Honda actually executed the extremely well and produced a looking and feeling motorcycle enough hint of retro to the older generation.

The engine is and good looking; because the is devoid of plastic, it takes front and center. Honda quote horsepower figures, but the is much more powerful you expect.

Unlike the original engine, the CB1100 has flawless injection that delivers the seamlessly and across the rev range. is no hesitation, no lag, and the motor a lot torquier than many multi-cylinder liter bikes I ridden.

Large handfuls of are rewarded with brisk and top gear roll-ons produce all the necessary to overtake just any- thing. Sure, it have the mind- warping of a hyperbike, but we all know that in the world you don’t actually that. The motor does that familiar CB rustle, and it is and confident; for the vast majority of it has all the power you will need.

the suspension is a modern take on thinking. The twin shocks and forks are firmly sprung adjustable) and properly damped damping is not adjustable). The CB1100 firm in the comfortable saddle, over bumps, and the bike in has a nice plush ride.

Although the CB1100 weighs 60 more than the CB750, the is balanced and the weight is central, so it much lighter than the and the handling shows that. the mid-mounted (rubberized) footpegs scrape if you are going quickly, but the has quite good ground and impeccable manners in the corners.

The despite not being of the radial lack for nothing. They loads of feel, and ample power is there whenever you it. ABS is available as an option and, the fuel injection, it is the only nod to modernity that Honda to the 1100.

As with everything on bike, the clocks are absolutely They are simple, easy-to and, although I’d like a indicator, it is not necessary; this a bike you stir the gear-box on

So, I loved the CB1100 and, by the questions and admiring glances I everywhere I stopped, so does the public — motorcycling and four-wheel It looks like a real — it appears large and it boasts a road presence. Yet, appearances, it is light feeling, balanced, and not the least bit intimidating. a real motorcycle, but it also like a nice motorcycle.


How do the younger guys like feel about the new model? CB1100 is why you meet the nicest on a Honda,” Geoff said, the famous slogan. “The is a joy to ride. Even with doses of throttle, the power the air-cooled 1140cc motor is and consistent, and always on tap no matter gear.

“Speaking of gears, shift is a slice of euphoria; the is brilliant. My only complaint is I would have liked one ratio; this bike have benefited from a gear, as at freeway speeds, the just felt a bit busy.

“There is plenty of low-end to push the bike while in top yet not to the point of blistering acceleration. The are great, and one, maybe fingers are all you need to bring bike to a manageable stop. One of my things about the CB1100 is how the of my feet were right in with the shifter and brake both controls felt and crisp. This is a bike for the man with a clear idea of is important in a motorcycle.

The man who, his father 40 years before, is for a quality bike, with of power and respectable motorcycle If the CB750 is the hot mom, then the is her beautiful daughter.”

The original CB750 Four changed the world when it debuted, and the new CB1100 honors its memory. The machine rides well, now; it feels solid, and mannered. The CB1100 is naturally a lot and handles a lot better, but the DNA remains and bikes stand up to close

The target owner for a bike as the CB1100 isn’t a guy who is looking to be a of an image; he is a rider who genuinely a quality motorcycle. He isn’t with trying to fit into a of motorcycle people or join a He is a rider who made the decision to buy a based on reason; he wants comfortable, fast and reasonably and without doubt, the CB1100 all those marks.

The Honda isn’t going to make you the baddest guy going down the That doesn’t matter, as you are to spend half the money, and like you’re going as fast. If you look carefully, notice that many riders have one of those half- smiles; he won’t at you because he won’t be concerned what you think.

He will be happy, self-confidently going his own

Ten Essential Specifications:

1972 CB750K2:

Engine: Air-Cooled, SOHC,

Bore X Stroke: 61mm x

Displacement: 736cc

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Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept

Fueling: 28mm Keihin Carbs


Tires F/R: / 4.00-18

Brakes F/R:

Seat Height: 31.9

Weight: 480 lbs. (dry)

$1702 ($9213, adjusted for

2013 Honda CB1100

air-cooled, DOHC, 4vpc

X Stroke: 73.5mm x 67.2mm


Fueling: EFI w/32mm Bodies

Transmission: 5-Speed

F/R: 4.3-18 / 5.5-18

F/R: Disc/Disc

Seat 31.3 inches

Weight: 540 (wet)

Price: $9999

Style – CB750

Helmet: HJC

Eyewear: Ray-Ban Original

Jacket: Tour Master 3

Gloves: Tour Master Elite 2

Jeans: Levi’s 514

Tour Master Nomad 2.0

Style – CB1100

Helmet: HJC

Eyewear: TAG Heuer Speedway

Tour Master Magnum

Roland Sands Design

Jeans: Kushitani Edwin

Tour Master Vintage 2.0

Photography by Don Williams

This is featured in the July/August 2013 of Ultimate MotorCycling magazine — on newsstands and good bookstores The issue is also available to readers on Apple Newsstand iOS devices) and Google Play To subscribe to the print edition, visit our Subscriber Services .

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