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Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept

Honda CB1100 | Retroactive

WORDS: Ben Purvis

PHOTOS: and Anonymous

Five years the original concept debut, the is finally being readied for sales. Previously the model has been sold in Japan and

Honda’s CB1100 concept was the of the 2007 Tokyo Motor and the production bike it spawned has a hit in Japan since going on in 2010. But the rest of the world can admire it from afar, as has chosen not to offer the bike in markets.

This absence seems puzzling in America, where the CB750F, 900F and 1100F of the 1980s were extremely motorcycles. These four-cylinder for the masses were the quintessential with a classic standing has never been in doubt. retro style seemingly in fashion—witness the enduring appeal of musclecars like the Camaro, and Challenger—it seems like might be missing an opportunity by not the CB1100 as a worldwide model.

This might change however. Spy photos, snapped in the Austrian Alps, show an version of the CB1100 undergoing and it’s understood that are being made to suit regulations as well. Apart the tail pack, stuffed data-logging equipment and trailing wires, there appear to be few from the existing specification.

Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept

exhaust sensors suggest the is being retuned to meet emissions regulations, while appears to be a rapid-prototyped plastic mount looks to raise the a fraction of an inch to meet nitpicking European or American With similar standards America and Europe, once the regulations are met it will be easy for the to transfer stateside, too.

Honda’s CB1100 is the only air-cooled motorcycle currently in with an all-new engine at a time when most manufacturers had given up on air cooling. The problem with the air-cooled layout is that the middle two run hotter than the outer Honda’s solution is to cleverly air not just around the engine but through holes running the camshaft tunnels and between the to even out the temperatures and allow (read: tighter) running

The fuel-injected, 1140cc engine superbike-spec by any stretch, making 87 horsepower. At 544 pounds ready-to-ride, in due to an old-school, steel-cradle frame, no featherweight. But reviews from and Australia (where the bike has been on sale since reveal it to be a charming pseudo-cruiser, capable Showa suspension, ABS braking and a relaxed appeal will satisfy riders something similar in concept but substantial than the Triumph or Moto Guzzi V7 Sport.

American Honda, of course, is mum on the citing the old prohibition against on “possible future models.” perhaps no coincidence, however, American Honda officials spotted at the recent Motorcycle Touring Association’s STAR gathering in Avon, Colorado, in June with a pre-production in tow, soliciting comments prospective buyers. Reaction was positive.

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