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Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept
Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept

The Seminal CB750 Reimagined

say: “Timeless look, performance.” We say: “Half the who see it won’t know it’s

At a time when so many bikes center on Honda it’s ironic that the itself has shied away the old-is-new angle for the last In 1999, Honda displayed the CB concept bike at the Tokyo Show, an amazingly tight of the CB750K with an air-cooled engine, wire wheels, and fork gaiters. Honda but never delivered.

Eight later, Honda once brought out a rolling homage to the At the 2007 Tokyo show, taunted old guys with the concept bike. Now more looking with cast in contemporary sizes and a blockier tank, it still embraced an four with prominent fins. Think of the CB series the 1970s and ‘80s, starting the CB750F and continuing through the and to the CB1100F, a one-year-only special.

Rather than a straight Honda’s 2007 showbike had the of a familiar movie star a little bit of work done.

eventually produced the CB1100, but for Japan and Australia. Good is here: Honda will the CB1100 to our fruited plain as a model, with deliveries in March.

The bike we’ll get is close to the ’07 concept and virtually to the worldwide production model. examination reveals a different shape than the showbike’s—it’s rounded at the leading edge and is blocky where it meets the single-piece saddle. Still, not a big tank, just 3.8 gallons, but was part of the design.

According to the CB1100 was meant to be sized a 750—a scale smaller the last of the air-cooled literbikes.

Evocative if not an actual reproduction, the tail light says a lot Honda’s desire to drive the themes to completion.

Evocative if not an reproduction, the CB1100’s tail says a lot about Honda’s

Why not a 750, then? Honda resolutely with air cooling—or, at a hybrid, using a considerable of oil cooling and a discreetly located that, along with a for a strong, flat torque suggested a larger engine in a state of tune. Which is we got: An 1140cc, DOHC, engine that’s totally new but architecture straight out of the ’70s.

cams are driven by a central an alternator hangs off the left end of the and power wends back to the wheel through a five-speed and chain final drive. the cam covers were styled to those used on the CB750/900/1100

Honda gave us the briefest of the CB1100 a few days before a conference held at the company’s in Torrance, CA. And we mean brief: 30 miles in the suburbs surrounding the U.S. headquarters. No highway, no twisty roads, but enough time to whet our appetite and the barest of first impressions.

The overarching attribute is its easygoing Because of the single balance and two rubber engine mounts, a smooth operator, completely the classic inline-four tingle made the CB750 famous—or if your extremities are still a bit Throttle response from the fuel injection is creamy, without secondary butterflies to power delivery. Torque up nicely by 1500 rpm and seems to early.

Honda says the peak of 68.6 lb.-ft. at just 5000 rpm (with a max of horsepower at 7500 rpm), and the feels just that From the torque peak to the redline, anticipate diminishing Sure, you can wring it out, but the loves to loaf, turning buzzy above 6500 rpm as a way of “Slow down, son.

Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept
Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept

You’re not 20 any more.” The wide-ratio allows you to stay in the comfort to highway speeds—who needs gear? Accompanying your is a dignified whoosh from the and barely a sizzle from the exhaust.

Modern brakes this retro roadster styling-correct 18-inch, cast-aluminum and radial tires. Combined ABS be a $1000 option.

Modern stop this retro through styling-correct 18-inch, whee

It’s hard to the chassis on such a short but first impressions are positive. The rolls on 18-inch radial narrow by modern sportbike and that may explain the light, steering. So, too, do the widely handgrips that are maybe an or two too close to the rider—leverage is your One surprise is the footpeg location, is higher and farther rearward expected, giving the CB a slightly feel.

In fact, this bike is one handlebar away from perfection.

“Balance” best the rest of the chassis. Four-piston binders are part of the non-ABS (you get six-piston Nissins the Combined ABS option) and provide feel and appropriate power. The is on the soft side but well chassis doesn’t pitch and small bumps are mostly on the way to the rider.

Adjustments include preload for the 41mm, non-cartridge and twin shocks. That’s it.

Young punks will call the 546-pound CB1100 and slow. Elder statesmen take one look at the CB’s run a hand along the tank, and let nostalgia write a check for with ABS—without thinking

Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept
Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept
Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept
Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept
Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept
Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept

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