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Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept

Honda CB1100F

It’s and it remains faithful to the concept first seen at the 2007 motor show


Plenty of charm




Limited range

Modest power low

There were two stars on the stand at last year’s motor show: the CB1100F four and the all-new VFR1200F. has already been written the latter, with the Bikesales attending the local launch and pitting it against BMW’s K S in a recent shootout. We’d now one of the V-fours as a long-termer, but we’ve got to Honda Australia on that

Watch this space.

fanfare around the CB1100F quite reach the same pitch as the VFR, but there was universal admiration for its compact and styling, which appeared to hit the as an ode to the much-loved and original Honda Four.

Even though performance weren’t divulged at the time, the Network correspondent in Tokyo that it should be more enough to make it a great bike and short-haul tourer.

And how those words turned out to be, we’ve just reluctantly back the CB1100F after the retro rocket in Melbourne and its

The CB1100F has been a Japanese-only for a while now, but Honda has now made the decision to bring it Under in limited numbers, at a price of $14,990.

The CB1100 a growing stable of retro in Australia, including the Triumphs Bonneville, Scrambler), the Moto V7 Café Classic and Ducati Maybe it’s time for a comparo?

Let’s start at the As far as a faithful representation of a former is concerned, the CB1100F does proud with plenty of features: Bol D’or-like instrumentation, 18-inch wheels, chrome on the headlight and instrument cluster, low rear end, old school twin rear shocks, a big and headlight, and of course the air and oil-cooled

Personally, I just love the and the pearl milky white strikes a nice accord the heritage look. But others get over the candy glory livery.

And the bike looks so much so that people probably think you’re a go at them when you say it has wet weight of

As to be expected, the engine does a contemporary bent with instead of carbies, but you’d be pressed to notice with a eye. Triumph has also a similar ‘con’ with its classic range, but that’s the to be paid for stringent emission There’s also hydraulic and brake and clutch levers, and brakes in the form of Nissins which have good and feel, which goes the grain somewhat in the retro genre.

The local version does not with ABS as an option.

Other cosmetic touches include the guards.

If you’re looking for a performer, the CB1100F will not — and it doesn’t set out to. Instead ‘easy’ performance with 87hp (64kW) to play from the 1140cc in-line mill, which is certainly to produce plenty of feel moments. To put that into that’s about the same as the BMW F 800 twin-cylinder range — and bikes are a lot lighter.

I’m Honda could do a lot more wise, and if I could put in a request like to see that happen in the end where things are currently mellow.

But that’s probably just a little too precious, and for a bike it’s already endowed with seamless injection, which is half the And in hindsight, I didn’t care it wasn’t a powerhouse, either. types of bikes do that to

The CB1100F also has low seat (775mm) and plenty of stability the 18-inch Dunlop Sportmax — 110/80 at the front and on the rear.

The best place to on the CB1100 is in the 3500-7000rpm bracket, and play with the sweet-shifting transmission. That’s pure There’s quite a gap between and second gears, and the same for fourth and fifth. In between, a nice spread of ratios keep the CB1100F in the chunkiest of its power.

The bike revs to an ceiling.

Out on the open road, the do have their limitations and I see people gate crashing a bike party. But there is plenty of agility, and the steering is wonderfully light and neutral its 1490mm wheelbase. Even fast and choppy corners, the didn’t wriggle once.

And the pair of preload-adjustable Showa work surprisingly well, light work of a poorly road that doubles as my way home.

I had taken that road on a Triumph Thunderbird which also has dual — two days earlier, and it was a experience. The CB1100F came out The front suspension is a non-adjustable fork.

Instrumentation is — and it be anything else? — and there’s an aircraft-style fuel cap on the wide and flat tank. its time at the Bikesales Network, the chewed up just over But it’s only got a 14.6lt so that’s only an effective of around 200km.

Any way you look at it, slim pickings to a bike the 1983 model Bol’dor, had a 26lt tank!

I thoroughly my time on the CB1100F. Retro have this ‘bigger the sum of the parts’ thing down Maybe it’s because our aren’t quite as high, but it is something manages to push the buttons.

This is a beaut machine, and one plenty of personality.



Type: 16-valve, in-line four-cylinder


Bore x …: x 67.2mm

Compression ratio: Not

Fuel system: Fuel

Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept
Honda CB 1100 Customize Concept

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