2013 Honda CB1100 First Ride Review

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2013 Honda CB1100 – Ride A blast from the except a whole lot better—and finally coming to the U.S.!

Jeff Allen

That from the late 1960s the ’70s was the golden age of motorcycling in an era characterized by simpler bikes and a far less fragmented and specialized. motorcycles are categorized into so different niches—and have so tailored to a singular purpose—that it you wonder what happened to the ol’ Universal Japanese Motorcycle, Honda’s CB550-1100s of yesteryear.

Honda’s new-to-the-U.S. CB1100 just be that nostalgic new UJM we True to the original, this CB was first shown at the Tokyo Show in 2007 as a concept, and displayed in production form at the show two years later.

Unfortunately, when I saw it there in I was told it would be sold in Japan, Australia and New Zealand due to the of U.S. certification. End of story.

Or so I

Secrets are harder to conceal days thanks to the www . Nevertheless, I was invited to American Honda in for a clandestine two-hour ride on an bike, it was a pleasant surprise to see the roll out from behind the doors of the press-fleet garage. I totally shocked, though, the CB1100 does fall in line with the direction has been pointed at lately.

Every ride is too short the bike is really good, Well, I can’t complain, my small taste of the 1100 me with a very positive impression. Very few bikes felt as instantly familiar as the CB did just a couple of short

A perfectly neutral and upright position places hands on the right where they want to fall, and the footpegs knees (for my 5-foot-11 at a relaxed yet not-too-lazy bend. The seat isn’t too high (or too for my 30-inch inseam, allowing my to be firmly planted at stops. The offer an excellent rear while the simple dash just the pertinent information via a of analog gauges and a small LCD

A few minutes into my 50-mile I had already developed a great for the CB’s air-cooled, 1140cc The 16-valve dohc inline-Four is smooth yet tractable, with low-end grunt from as low as rpm—even in a tall gear at speeds. Power builds in a step-free manner all the way up to the 8500-rpm which gives the engine flexibility for any type of riding.

touches include the excellent injection system with 32mm throttle bodies. in the rev range did I find a hint of or sign of a stumble, just fueling.

Another aspect worth is the wonderful five-speed gearbox. Not motorcycle transmissions make you to shift simply for the sake of but this is one of them. The light and slick shift action had me around town just so I downshift through all those again.


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“Simplistic” describes the CB1100’s to a T. The twin-cradle steel frame is by a conventional 41mm fork and a of chromed Showa shocks, adjustable preload front and The 18-in. cast aluminum with black spokes and outer rims, wear Bridgestone radials that a period-correct look, size front and 140/70-18 rear. 296mm front brake are pinched by four-piston Nissin

Around town, the CB carries its 545-pound curb weight providing agile handling. the pace is picked up on a twisty the narrow tire choices sense. Turn-in is light and while midcorner stability is right up to the point when feelers start digging asphalt.

The power of the front as well as the feel, is excellent for application.

As we went to press, were very limited. press officer said he was the MSRP would be under That’s just about for this bike considering its level of refinement, features and fit and finish.

Although our time together was I was impressed with the CB1100. all you want to do is go on a ride, what bike than a fully but totally authentic blast the past? Honda has delivered.

The UJM is back.

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