2013 Honda CB1100 Review

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2013 CB1100 Review

2013 CB1100

Mixing … and Honda style with modern and engaging performance, the built four-cylinder CB1100 has a and personality, all of its own.

For many a motorcycle with a timeless retains its own special place in the that’s what the CB1100 is all Better yet, with bike it’s not just sleek lines and a purist check out the powerful 1140cc DOHC engine that back to so many classic Hondas.

The twin-shock rear and 18-inch wheels build on the bike theme while delivering sporty performance, and the thoroughly modern triple-disc-brake offers the option of Combined There’s also the dual-overhead cam and four valves per cylinder for engine breathing, Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection for the in accurate fuel metering and power production, plus contemporary touches. All these highlights complement the CB1100’s style to create a fresh of motorcycle that’s just for the times.

The Honda CB1100 originality with a timeless of design, and substantial character. It a finely balanced blend of with broad capacity, and adaptability.

Unmistakably Honda, the clean lines elegantly the past. The large round scalloped fuel tank detailed with the Honda and silver painted sidepanels add and substance, while familiar dials, slim seat, 4-2-1 exhaust pipe and front and rear mudguards the finishing touches, gently memories of how motorcycles used to and, as importantly, feel.

it’s what you don’t see matters more with the this is the motorcycle at its most A steel double cradle houses the engine, with conventional telescopic forks and rear shocks providing and finely tuned suspension. The riding position is upright and a perfect platform from to watch the world slide by.

the outset of the project, the CB1100’s engineers decided to use the word rather than ‘styling’ for new bike. Utilising the characteristics of materials — metal, leather and rubber — created individual parts are both beautiful and functional, and them together to stunning

Honda, as a company, looks to the yet always with one eye on, and great for the past. To that end, the CB1100 mixes originality a timeless sense of design, and character. It represents a finely blend of performance, with capacity, ability and adaptability.

But it has something else, almost an — a small part of the of a true original: the Honda Four.

The CB750 Four has a long and influential shadow motorcycling since its debut in Soichiro Honda, ever the leading an engineering company, to prove that there was to the two-wheeled formula than and medium capacity twin-cylinder and did just that with the 749cc, 67bhp air-cooled, four-cylinder four-… power

A competent chassis — another first, a single brake up front — handling and stopping power to the engine, and the CB750 Four was an success. The mass-production superbike had born, the blueprint drawn for the

Motorcycling has changed a great over the last 5 decades the very first CB — the CB92 — was introduced. themselves have changed while many still to the ultimate performance available, as many today perhaps other reasons to own a motorcycle.

are looking back, at the bike wanted when they young but simply couldn’t Others want something performs like a new machine, but a certain, classic look lends retro-heritage to a contemporary

And some riders just an exquisitely engineered motorcycle blends real-world usability an honest sense of history. The factor is fun.

Honda believes motorcycles are personal things, much than mere transport. And more so than the CB1100, as the insight from the man that it, shows.

Bike of the New Century.

in 1969, Honda-s legendary changed the world of motorcycling Powerful, technologically advanced, built, it instantly redefined a motorcycle could be.

And you can say the same the new CB1100. Same engine except now it displaces a full and offers fuel injection, and more. Same, timeless but updated with contemporary

It-s a bike a whole new of riders is going to appreciate.


Smooth, powerful, and free-revving, Honda-s inline set the standard in the class. The new CB1100-s displaces 1140cc and features air for a timeless look-why hide it a fairing?

Steel Chassis

something about a good, full-cradle steel chassis in black that not only great, but offers plenty of chassis geometry too. find the new CB1100 handles as as it looks.

Brake Time

The features front and rear brakes, and the thoroughly modern of Honda-s Combined Anti-lock System. That makes for sure stops. Because you know what the open is going to throw at you.

Mr Kohama, Chief Designer,

When Mitsuyoshi Kohama was Chief Designer of what eventually become the new Honda he set out to create a motorcycle in a very way than most of us could For starters, this bike fit into any existing category. was not to be a new generation of supersport bike or a comfortable touring machine or a cruiser.

Instead, this be something very different.

was to be a thoroughly modern motorcycle, yet one paid homage to the history of This would be a touchstone that resonated with landmark CB750 Four, a icon, while also the performance, reliability and quality of Honda motorcycles. This be a modern reincarnation of a timeless a purist’s kind of motorcycle, if you

And to please the eye of the discerning purist, motorcycle had to be a thing of beauty and

How to bridge the many, broad in time, space and functional between past and future Let’s examine some of the Kohama worked through the way: Instant acceleration has its as does modern styling conveys the swiftness of the bike. But a lot more to the path of motorcycle I found myself thinking these lines for the first when I returned to Japan, several years in Europe.

It was at this time that I a pencil and quickly started

Tires. Engine. Frame. Seat. I thought about how to all the necessary elements beautifully and them in a perfect whole. A and efficient double-cradle frame the air-cooled inline-four engine secured Honda’s status as the pioneer and the creator of the CB750 Building on this proud the approach to the new bike strives for craftsmanship, ease.

In other I wanted to create a beautiful with artisan-level handiwork also approachable and easy to Based on my sketch, this that defies logic and demands to be ridden’ became a

Even as you begin to see things the eyes of the designer, you’re still wondering why Kohama to give the CB1100 an air-cooled very natural question he explains in very simple My only reason is that a lot of like air-cooled engines. I the metallic sound the engine as it cools. Just looking at the fins inspires me.

There is something about an engine-a feeling you simply get from the liquid-cooled engine in a bike. To me, as a bike rider and a fan, a future without engines just didn’t right. And I was certain I wasn’t the one who felt this way!

choice of an air-cooled design the CB1100 engine incorporates up-to-date engineering features. overhead camshafts with a chain drive and a narrow valve angle of 26.5 for an open combustion chamber promotes good flame for a clean and efficient burn. valves per cylinder; 27mm and 24mm exhausts, with and narrow 2.5mm valve

Honda’s modern PGM-FI injection system for superior metering under widely conditions. Moreover, with and … dimensions of 73.5mm by the engine displaces a full for loads of smooth, instantly power that translates to big-time pull. Journalists who sampled a brief, early rave about how fun and accommodating the is to ride.

Yet achieving a just-right as well required uncounted of design time.

As an example, the fins that cover the of the CB1100’s engine not only had to a functional role in aiding cooling, they also had to just right. Kohama Fulfilling the requirements of beauty and resulted in cooling fins were just 2mm thick-the of any model in the Honda lineup. producing such fins is and at first the factory told us it was

But we developed a new production process to the fins possible, and they a part of the bike of which we are proud. Beauty is a subjective that can’t be expressed in or explained with logic. valuing the way that air passed the fins so that they perform their crucial of carrying heat away the engine, we also greatly fans of bikes and guys who machinery-the excitement that the of the fins could produce, and we them with appropriate

That kind of extreme to detail in pursuit of beauty can be in almost every visible on the CB1100, as Kohama explained: In on the design of the CB1100, the team and I that our mission was design-not These words tend to get with one another, but at base mean two totally different ‘Styling’ refers to establishing the the vehicle needs to have, motifs, and otherwise enhancing its On the other hand, the elements of are mostly to be found in the actual of the machine, serving as the true of the form of the vehicle.

Unlike an a motorcycle is not covered with a so there is no clear division exterior and interior. Rather, the mechanical parts serve as the decoration. For these reasons, we to keep our focus on the pure elements, making each part as beautiful in form as To create parts that both beautiful and functional, we the characteristics of many different including metal, plastic, and rubber.

This approach is design is all about and lets show what they can do.

Fuel tank. Taillight. location and spacing. Footpeg

Part after part, upon detail, all carefully as an individual part, and then into a whole to create a silhouette. Had the objective been there would have no problem whatsoever, Kohama In striving to bring true joy to customers, there were more important to us than

So freed from the necessity of power output, the designers together and created an air-cooled offering not a superficial, decorative but instead true beauty on the essence of the molded form. I that this was a huge

Honda motorcycle designers continue the search for new possibilities in and design. At the same time, by our bikes on Honda’s motorcycle and polishing them to perfection, seek to offer true joy to fans and riders everywhere.

The CB1100 isn’t a tribute to the CB750K0. It’s a tribute to a in time, when the motorcycle was forever changed. In the timeline of evolution, there were two Before the CB750K0, and after.

The the CB750K0 was introduced at the Tokyo Show in 1968, it was the end of an era and the beginning of motorcycling.

Considering the sophistication of GP machines in the 1950s and 1960s-screaming five, even six-cylinder machines that dominated GP CB750K0 represented applied more than innovative Honda’s genius with the was the ability to produce a four-cylinder machine of reasonable weight and that was reliable and still by owners and Honda’s growing of dealer service shops in the

A 450 was a big motorcycle back then, and the packed another 300cc of A civilized, 120-mph motorcycle a power-to-weight ratio never available to the public was a technological and it ushered in an era of high-performance motorcycling we enjoy to this very There just wasn’t as spectacular at the 750K0.

But the CB750 did more than alter the of motorcycle design. Its global had a major impact on the Honda Company. Honda made investments in RD with the profits by the CB750, and this helped the meteoric growth of the company the early 1970s.

A direct of this RD investment was the CVCC Vortex Combustion Controlled) engine. The 1973 oil crisis was in bloom and consumer demand for efficiency was at an all-time high. In the of 1974, Honda introduced the fuel-efficient CVCC engine to the line, and within six months sales doubled from units to 103,000 units.

So a meteoric rise of Honda sales that paralleled the motorcycle sales curve, and made Honda a global to be reckoned with. Without the of the CB750, Honda’s massive in the CVCC engine might not been possible.

For those enough to experience the CB750K0 or any of early Honda 750 fours, the brings back memories of the game-changing motorcycle the world has seen, a machine that not reset the definition of high-performance but one that also helped Honda to a new level of global on both two and four wheels.

For who cherish Honda’s iconic inline fours, the CB1100 Come back to me. It’ll be as much fun as it was before.

CB Inline Racing Legacy

Perhaps the CB750K0 Four was the product of all-out GP racing designs of the and 1960s it was inevitable that the as well as other street-going inline fours to follow drawn back to the racetrack-with success that helped to define the company.

Mann and win Daytona, usher in a new era

For 1970, the rules regulating road in the USA were finally rewritten to a more level playing now the displacement limit was raised to for all race bikes regardless of location or number of cylinders. move signaled Honda’s to road racing, as four CB750s were prepared for the Daytona 200.

Joined by Ralph Bryans and Tommy and UK Honda dealer Bill American Dick Mann led new team, qualifying fourth at 152.671 mph. At the green Mann blasted away to a holeshot to lead the race. He was passed by Mike Hailwood and Nixon, but both dropped out mechanical failures and Mann not regained the lead, he also up a comfortable cushion.

This edge came in as he then played a strategy towards the final laps to up on a flagging engine. The ploy Mann won the 1970 Daytona 200 seconds to spare, earning its first win in AMA competition.

The era of Superbikes

racing is a uniquely American and the class didn’t come to be many years after shocking Daytona win in 1970. A after that epic Honda’s created its first and it was the quintessential handmade American The second-generation, dual-camshaft CB750F as the starting point for these

Again, this was a showroom-stock pressed into service far and beyond the call of street Pulled, pushed and stretched a fire-breathing 1023cc racer, sometimes surly but always beast of a bike would be by a very young but very Freddie Spencer.

Spencer’s was transformed from a 65-horsepower to a 130-horsepower Superbike in the workshop of Honda masterminds in the USA. The Honda crew created from intake and exhaust to crankshafts in the process of doubling the CB750F’s power output. were gusseted. Steering was optimized for 150-plus-mph speeds at tracks such as Daytona and Hand-machined triple-clamps held heavily modified Gold forks.

Swingarms took on the of suspension bridges. Clearly, fast on a 1980 Superbike more bravado than ridden hard, Spencer’s developed evil habits.

old Superbike was a great first recalls Spencer. But it was a handful. lots of horsepower and sticky tires, chassis rigidity was a And it had a light-switch powerband. All the energy wind up in the frame, and, that thing would start moving.

Once the would hit, it would up the chassis and I had to leave a few extra at the exit of the turns to let it react. You had to how much it was going to slide and and eat up race track. This in every turn. But it taught me how to

Once I got on a GP bike, well, was easy. I didn’t have to with all the chassis reactions.

the fact he had never seen the before Daytona in 1980, the Spencer’s genius was already as he kept the big Honda in contention that year’s 100-mile race, eventually finishing a second to New Zealander Graeme Spencer went on to win three in 1980, bringing the Honda first at Elkhart Lake, and Laguna Seca. In 1981, won the year-end Daytona National, with Talladega and Pocono.

A learning curve, the most team in the paddock and steady to the motorcycle put Freddie second in the Superbike points chase—10 adrift of another fast kid Eddie Lawson. Freddie’s Mike Spencer ended the fourth after two second-place

Go big: Stepping up to the CB900F

The new inline-four CB900F replaced the CB750F as the basis for Team 1982 Superbike program, an increasingly dominant Spencer to a Daytona Superbike win. this historic victory, left for Europe to enter the Prix wars.) Team achieved this win by creating a new engine with a CB750 for use on long, fast tracks the bike could use its full 12,000-rpm potential. Honda had been more serious Superbike racing, and it showed. Baldwin romped to three wins and came in second in the standings, followed by teammate Wise in fifth.

With the era of Honda’s air-cooled inline-four road racing program to a close. New racing regulations for meant the 1025cc behemoths be replaced by smaller 750cc required to bear a much mechanical resemblance to their siblings. Yet in the hearts of many, would ever take the of those glorious air-cooled

Game Changers

Subhead: introduction of air-cooled inline engines forever changed the of motorcycles

Spawned from the factory Honda multi-cylinder racing championship efforts of the the 1969 CB750K0 Four changed the shape and face of the world. The authoritative journal of the Cycle magazine, simply it the Four-because it was the first and only production motorcycle then to the buying public.

And what a it was: in the first-ever head-to-head comparison test Cycle between the seven all-out burners then available, the Four stood tall the competition. By posting the fastest lap shortest stopping distance and a coveted place among the few capable of posting 12-second times, the Four proved to be a impressive machine indeed.

And was only the beginning. Following in the tire prints of that CB750 came a proliferation of four-cylinder machines that the two-wheeled landscape from bikes to cruisers. This was no in cookie-cutter proliferation; technical abounded throughout this as functional advancements as well as treatments evolved at a rapid Inevitably, other companies follow with their own motorcycles.

But it was Honda that led the

Within the space allotted we present a lucky 13 of these machines-not the full encyclopedia of the Fours from Honda, but a assortment of key machines that back many happy and still makes the pulse after all these years.

CB History

1969 CB750K0

In the beginning, it was this first-ever four-cylinder that set the yardstick for a true Superbike should be. The CB750K0 literally set the standards for motorcycling performance for years to

1971 CB500 500 Four

For the riders who found the full-on 750 to be than they really the CB500 Four provided all the of a four-cylinder machine in a package was significantly more rider-friendly, yet capable.

1972 CB350F

1981 CB900F 900 Super

A new DOHC 655cc four-valve with hydraulic valve and a six-speed gearbox made the 650 Nighthawk something of a sleeper; its performance surprised many riders who dismissed it as being a 650.

1984 CB700SC S

This unabashed hot-rod of the Honda inline Four featured a highly tuned engine with hydraulic adjusters, responsive shaft and a snorty exhaust note never failed to bring to the rider’s face.

1991 Nighthawk 750

This spirited and middleweight performer carried the for the air-cooled four-valve inline lineup well into the new for Honda.

It just had to be an air-cooled

Instant acceleration has its appeal, as modern styling that the swiftness of the bike. But there’s a lot to the path of motorcycle evolution. I myself thinking along lines for the first time I returned to Japan, after years in Europe.

It was also at time that I grabbed a and quickly started sketching.

Engine. Frame. Tank. I thought about how to craft all the elements beautifully and combine in a perfect whole.

I wanted to a beautiful motorcycle with handiwork that’s also and easy to ride.

Why are you giving new engine air-cooling when you its performance won’t be as good? You had have a pretty convincing

That’s the kind of thing said when we began the process. And I could understand thinking. Going with an engine was bound to seem to people at Honda, which had favored liquid-cooled systems in the of maximum performance.

When to explain my choice, I could say: My only reason is a lot of customers like air-cooled I like the metallic sound the makes as it cools- A motorcycle’s should have oil in it, not water- looking at the cooling fins me-

There is something about an engine — a feeling you can’t get from the liquid-cooled in a high-performance bike. To me, a bike and a bike fan, a future air-cooled engines just seem right. And I was certain I the only one who felt this

Based on my sketch, this that defies logic and demands to be ridden’ became a We displayed the CB Four concept at the Tokyo Motor Show in and I was extremely thankful for the enthusiastic it received there. In 2007, to create a bike that fans’ vision even fully, we displayed a new concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, the

Eventually, this concept became the production model as the CB1100.

2013 Honda Key Features

The CB1100: an exquisitely mix of classic and … styling offers thoroughly modern and performance with a timeless The CB1100 is powered by an air-cooled, four cylinder engine and now its long-awaited European debut quickly gaining a loyal fan in both Japan and Australia.

The classic double-cradle frame the engine with four and two rubber mounts, which with the internal engine shaft ensures that vibration will never your ride..

Triple-piston calipers up front and Honda-s Braking System with ABS to bring you to a stop quickly and

The CB1100A’s large round analog instruments, slim chrome front and rear and other classic elements memories of superbikes of the past.

Timeless styling and ergonomics for a open seating position and versatility for all kinds of street-riding

— Classic fuel shape, handlebar bend, pods, taillight configuration and are evocative of early Honda bikes that helped trends in motorcycle styling.

Blacked-out engine, black-spoked with brushed edges, and polished cases give the a unique look.

— in Candy Red.

— one-year, unlimited-mileage limited extended coverage available a Honda Protection Plan.

— All-new 1140cc DOHC engine generates amounts of midrange power a smooth, sophisticated feel for a riding experience.

— Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) monitors numerous variables to the correct fuel mixture is for the existing riding and atmospheric Net result: remarkably crisp response over a wide of riding conditions.


Stout 41mm fork is for spring preload.

— dual-shock rear suspension features spring preload

— Dual front disc brakes with four-piston calipers plus a 256mm disc brake strong stopping power.

Combined ABS version available for confidence in less than conditions.

— Sweeping exhaust system is both pleasing and remarkably functional.


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