Cycle Magazine 1981 Honda CBX Road Test

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Honda CB1100R Concept

1981 Honda CBX Road — page 4

There’s a European flair to the new CBX’s which is lower and narrower those we are accustomed to seeing. The is understandable, if you know that the fairing is fitted on Honda’s CB1100R. But the concept seems abbreviated, trimmed, truncated, as persons outside the styling had been given jurisdiction its final form.

And that is the case: Styling was allowed to but the right of final disposition with Honda’s wind-tunnel Aerodynamic considerations decided the and shape of the fairing, and even the Not because wind resistance was to be of paramount importance but because have a large influence high-speed stability.

Big, blunt fairings and saddlebags can provoke horrendous wobbles, and Honda thought it that a genuine sports-touring should have to operate any speed constraints.

The CBX’s seems totally successful in of high-speed stability. We ran our test up to a tachometer reading in fifth equal to 120 miles per hour and it was steady at that speed-which we is near the new CBX’s absolute top You might be able to upset the stability by stuffing its saddlebags lead ingots, thus its center of gravity considerably but we believe that in any normal mode it would remain

With respect to weather and bug the CBX’s fairing is only successful. It does shield body, legs and upper very effectively. The narrow skirts may look skimpy, but serve only to extend the afforded by the engine’s wide block; your legs are in out of the breeze.

But the ’81 CBX does more to shield its rider’s than last year’s model. And the windscreen is too low to serve as a and eye protector; a CBX rider will a face shield or goggles.

According to our contact at Honda, the bound for Europe will get windshields; those on American will be clear. Our test had a tinted screen, which us wonder, but this is a point of consequence because you look the windshield rather than it. If there is to be a change, we’d that it involve shape, not as the CBX’s windshield sends a of highly turbulent air back to its rider’s head.

Honda CB1100R Concept

The buffeting is and at times it snatches a rider’s around like a giant All of our test riders hated the The only difference of opinion it was that some of us felt we become accustomed to it; others did

Everyone here at Cycle regretted the buffeting because in other way the CBX does a lot to keep its comfortable and in control. It gives a spatial relationship that’s Tall riders can be comfortable on the so can the short guys. They’ve provided the means by which riding position can be finely The CBX has individual right and left clamped to the fork tubes’ upper ends.

If you don’t the reach provided by the bars you can loosen their clamps and them to where they better.

Elsewhere, Honda managed one triumph and one flop. You’d to rate the job done with the tank as a victory of shape capacity: The CBX’s tank nearly six gallons of fuel, yet its sides fit comfortably against knees and thighs. Some may feel that the tank is too to look right, but it isn’t broad .enough to reach the head’s ends, and in any case the needs all the fuel that can be provided.

Gentle highway may get you about 43 miles per gallon; more brisk travel pull the CBX right down the 36-38 mpg range, and we got one hard-flog at 24 mpg. You wouldn’t want a tank.

Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept

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