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Honda CB1100R Concept

The Best Looking Retro

We thought it would be fun to have offer their opinions on the looking, current production standard motorcycle.  We have of several examples here, the Honda CB1100F, the Ducati GT Triumph Bonneville, Royal Bullet 500 Classic, and the Kawasaki  For good measure, we a photo of the Moto Guzzi V7

We are looking for current production or near current production.


ron corrette says:

I believe all the mentioned strike a flash into the past. They do a good job looking close to the bike, but add the much needed in the engine,handling, and braking departments.

I’m not loyal so this decision is for me. My current stable has been down to a ZX14, and a DRZ400S. So if grew on the trees in my back i’d honestly want to own every in this catagory and more.

Alot of people, like me, are to pick one of these bikes they either had previously the original as a youngster getting or because it was the one they always and never had. Based on i’d opt for the Honda. I first learned to a motorcycle on a 1968 Rokon but my first go at a street bike was a 74 Scrambler, and then a 76 CB400.

one of the bike I always wanted, for the history of and for collectable reasons, was a Enfield. But I have to think ownership of one would not be for a retro but for more of a ” Vintage Antique”

Nortons have always me, part style, part but the one ive always wanted most(before the 750 is the 1962 Manx-30M. But cafe are a whole different toppic of to want.

Ducati never got my attention in the retro class, because I always looked at more in the cafe and sport I’d own a 916 or 1198 in a heart beat

Kawasaki did a great job with the but to me it almost mimicks the Triumph I’d rather look back at for the awesome 2 strokes in the H1/H2 or for the etc.

MotoGuzzi has never wowed me, except maybe the V11 I and most definately the untouchable

Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept

So this brings me to the Triumph. In I was proud owner of a new Triumph And although at the time, most were spent on road and with a 2001 Kawasaki I always looked forward to a leg over the Bonneville.

That garnered as much attention I went, as my 1959 BMW R69 did. I met of people who had mistakenly thought my was an original of the late 60′s 70′s version. These had ridden and owned them as adults only to get out of motorcycling after.

Sure…a true of the model could imediately out the obvious differences but to these owners, it’s looks and found a dear place in hearts.

One friend along the way, had the 750 Bonne and I had the pleasure of taking it for a 5 mile ride. In comparison, the of, and engine characteristics, were what far apart. The old pee shooter on the original just barked in a way than my optional factory newer Bonne did.

But of that original sound, I thinking the old thing was faster mine.(never raced them though)Power….well…my ZX12R at the time had dynoed at 174rhp, so anything seemed sluggish at best. And to be power was never a reason for the Bonne. Back in the 60′s/70′s…I imagine that subject was but not so much for this day and age of retro

Handling….I doubt anyone ever say the older suspenders(forks/shocks) anywhere near as good as the model. I recall the original wallowing a bit in corners. The new bike felt more asuring and Some of that owed to suspension but also todays and grip levels) give feed back, traction

Brakes….the old bike definately wooden but I wouldnt say the new ones top shelf. Hard to compare any of atributes with the newer bikes ive owned, but the modern is most deffinately the better And,unlike the old, I never had to a catch pan for oil underneath it after or sitting for long periods. LOL

So, in I guess my vote has to go to Triumph. And though I learned to ride and a retro Honda, I believe over the years have the better job at keeping this alive, and staying true to the with the added bonus of new modern trickery. And if the Bonne do it for some, they offer a few retro/moderns to choose from.

Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept

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