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G to California is a bit like stepping the future, especially when it to recreation. Whether it’s piloting skateboards or working-out Jane Fonda (or the use of more toys like crack and rifles), the Yanks always to be a year or two ahead of the game.

To list you can add the Honda CB-1. the Americans, we Brits can’t yet buy latest reinvention of the 400cc four. But with the EEC’s rodents gnawing their way to their 1992 vision of a limit for newly-qualified riders, like the CB-1 are about to very small news in too.

In fact the Honda’s 16-valve motor, a slightly version of the unit in the race-rep seen only in Japan, is, at still eight ponies too for the likely new legislation. The difference easily be reduced, though, a few horsepower lost in the transmission, to the CB-1 as the sort of unfaired,

standard-style 4(X) that is to be the Universal Japanese Motorcycle in a few time.

Unlike the CBR and its equally spec VFR4000 rival, the is meant not as a racer but as an all-rounder. the CB400/4, that neat aircooled in-line four Bike’s July 1975 tried desperately hard to but couldn’t? The 4(K)/4 was arguably the sporty Japanese four-… and it handled and stopped as well as it

Fourteen years later back, if not in Britain.

Like the the CB-1 relies on a steel suspension adjustable only for pre-load, a wheelbase fractionally 54 inches and a single front brake. Like its then-radical the new bike wears a four-into-one system. The CB-1 is a vastly wok of sushi, though, with its black instead of chrome, its perimeter frame tubes the old cradle, its Pro-Link shock the old pair of chromed springs, and its fat three-spoke wheels taking the of the 400’s narrow old spoked

The CB-l’s motor is also changed from the old bike’s single-cam unit. Honda’s technology has produced a 399cc with a 55 x 42mm bore and and an 11.3:1 compression ratio. The new is watercooled, positioned at a 30-degree from vertical and used as a member of the frame. Gear-driven cams wallop 16 valves via shims, a help when rattling against the 13,500 (And if it’s less when said camshafts to be removed for valve adjustment, at this is necessary only 16,000 miles.)

The CB-1 is user-friendly on the road than it is in the Settle into the low, seat, lean forward to the clip-ons and you’re straddling a compact bike, though the Honda is no lighweight. Fire it up and the motor feels smooth, its lack of a balancer shaft.

Slip the clutch and the bike away more strongly you’d expect of a highly-strung

It doesn’t pay to be too lazy, though. by a few bhp the CB-1 mill might be and it has more low and midrange power Yamaha’s FZR400, for example (ie compared to none? — Ed) but that 13,500 redline gives the power characteristics After picking the bike up Honda America’s HQ somewhere in huge sprawl I tooled down the boulevards for a few miles, the bolide zipping uncomplainingly without ever hitting than seven grand.

It well, and as a city bike great.

But if you want to make the go, you gotta rev it. On the freeway, the short-geared 75mph, eight-grand-in-top cruise got tiresome so I flicked the box down two yanked open the Keihins and God my licence came from rather than Sacramento. The barely whispered but the engine tingled through bars and and revved crazily towards its top whack.

The CB-1 engine has plenty when you ask for it, and the same goes for its The Honda was rock solid on the and turning off the freeway onto the Pacific fringe showed its downmarket suspension to be happy in the corners. The forks are pretty and have no anti-dive, so a handful of single disc has the front end for cover.

Honda CB-1

DG as if to say Luxury. Tha’s When I were a lad 47 bhp were of. Or not

Hit a bump in mid-bend, too, and the diagonally-mounted shock sometimes its cool to send a shimmy the bars.

But most of the time the followed its line in the best tradition -hammy, but good Maybe. Rake and trail (25 and 98mm). are more conservative the nimble FZR’s figures the Honda’s wheelbase is shorter) but the steered easily and neutrally on its 17-inch Bridgestones.

And there’s plenty of ground despite that almost-forgotten the centrestand.

As a do-anything, go-anywhere the CB-1 is likely to prove as as its 400/4 predecessor was all those ago. The new Honda is quick and enough to be enjoyable, though by a typically skinny seat loses its appeal even the feeble 2.6 -gallon tank dry. (The pillion no grab-rail but at least, unlike the 400/4, this bike’s footrests aren’t bolted to the )

Nobody is yet admitting publicly the new limit will be 400cc or though it’s likely to both capacity and power. not sure, either, whether the will apply for two years or whether or not a further test then be needed before to a bigger bike; or when all will happen.

What we do is that the limit’s coming and soon -and that it is to bring an upsurge of interest in the class. The new legislation is frightening, and is likely to lose far more it gains. But look on the bright if the worst of the new law is that some have to ride bikes the CB-1 for a bit, then life won’t be all that after all. But I still they’d get off our case

Source Bike Magazine

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