Honda CB1300

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Honda CB 100

Nov 2003 — Words by Adrian Percival

What has a cradle frame . big twin on the rear, no fairing and an enormous powerplant? Correct it’s typical universal Japanese (UJM). Asthetically unchanged in the last 30 years, but everything has including the ride has improved no

Honda’s big CB1300 is living that the UJM is alive and well, and a complete laugh to ride.

So this bike all about

Well having pretty given the game away, the is in reality a combination of all sorts of developed by Honda since shocked the motorcycle world in 1968 with the introduction of the four.

The motor is a newly-developed in-line four cylinder and has been tuned for grunt than top end screaming. Honda 114hp @ 7,500rpm from the engine and 117-Nm of torque @ Having ridden it for some I would imagine that at 100-Nm of torque is available barely above the 1,000rpm speed with this

Honda have put a lot of thought in to the of the engine with an attractive finish to the engine while the cam covers add to the retro look. No fins here though as the shows off all it’s curves a 400mm wide radiator to keep the big motor cool, also an oil cooler fitted.

A engine management system separate 3D mapping for each and controls Honda’s well PGM-FI fuel injection Honda has switched both the and SP-2 over to 12-hole which has resulted in improved economy for both models. The new also scores by having the laser drilled injectors to 36mm throttle bodies as fitted to the current CB900

There’s a big single stainless silencer fitted to the CB1300 is a bit surprising for this type of but the 4-2-1 pipework looks with it’s siamesed

Up front the suspension is conventional forks and at the rear there’s a retro twin shock set up. braking is via triple discs four piston jobs up and single rear. The brakes on the are good, they have to be as stopping this 224kg from some pretty speeds takes a serious set up to do it The seat height is a mere which makes it easy for all riders to put their feet on the ground.

Tank range is to as the low revving motor doesn’t use that much fuel at speeds. The capacity is 21lts and is for about 160 miles before if you are cruising at normal speeds.

it like to ride?

You may have 114bhp power claim, modest for an engine of this really. Riding it on normal the big CB1300 is a pussycat really. no shredding of the standard Dunlop tyres, but it will give other bikes out the a good if you really want it to!

The grunt-at-any-revs type performance is great, it’s something makes you run a gear higher and at 1000rpm in 5th (that’s 30mph) you can pull away smoothly snatch right up to 145mph if you can on without any real wind Yep, we loved every of it, it’s super smooth, and has incredible torque at any speed or rev

Something that mystified me was the choke/fast idle pull on the side of the engine? Now considering running the factory injection I didn’t see the need for it at all unless consider it a a retro accessory. it didn’t need it at all, ignore it and you will find it on the button every time it.

Honda CB 100

Seating is truly generous and thought-out, there’s not a lot of pillion leg on the right hand side due to enormous silencer, but on th eplus there’s lots of luggage hooks.

The general handling and of the CB1300 is surprisingly light, you get over the slightly top-heavy — particularly with a tank of fuel. You can hustle it your favourite ‘B’ with all the ease of a sports and seriously impress a few of them to! The soaks up the bumps and ripples ease, it provide you with good feedback and gives you levels of control at almost any

Instrumentation on the big CB1300 is incredibly Twin binnacle style house the speedometer and tachometer. An LCD and 6-segment fuel gauge is inside the tachometer. Between the two is the usual array of warning and a large LCD travel computer.

This LCD displays the odometer, tripmeters, ambient air temperature, temperature, stop watch, tripmeter, daily distance and a calendar function that can be set to remind you of your next interval or any other memorable The only thing missing is navigation!

In winter you really do wear Gortex or at least your wets with now that’s something that have really scored here. Under the big seat is a storage box, something you see much on most bikes it just swallows your wet gear and everything else you carry.

In conclusion:

The CB1300 was a impressive bike to ride and to be on, and I think that hits the on the head when it come to and owning one of these big retro There’s not much out there is as physically impressive as the CB, with its engine, enormous tank, more enormous silencer and a that demands respect. Yes a bike to impress on, to pose, to around with ease and and accelerate away without and bother or the need to change

If this is the type of bike you then reach for your card (yes it’s not expensive either!). It raises the bike game by a substantial it has to be on the must-ride list if you happen to across a demo.

Honda CB 100
Honda CB 100
Honda CB 100


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