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post #1 of 26 Old 02-25-2010, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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CB1100...coming soon

So far it seems in Japan anyway. Brush up on your japanese:

Honda | バイク | CB1100 | introduction of CB1100

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Read an article a couple of months back that it will be sold in Japan, Australia and Brazil. Not sure if that's still in place. I've no idea how they come to such an arrangement as it seems bizarre, not that I'm complaining, happy to see it hit our shores.

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nice retro/classic...

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Hmmm must ask Honda NZ.

May sell well - the big naked GSX1400 Suzuki has sold well here.

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Here is another link -

Honda | ƒoƒCƒN | CB1100

Back when this news was first announced, I have to say that it was a pivotal time in my "relationship" with Honda, as a whole.

The original concept bike stirred my soul almost as much as the original 919 did, I was ready to sell whatever it took to obtain one -

Then, I see the production machine, and to be honest, that was a gloomy, drab feeling. Honesty, it is almost too retro for me.

Here is the machine I wanted:





Anyway, here are a few clips of what we get from the web site:











I guess a lot will depend on the price, as the machine does appear to be true to the "UJM" creed, it could be whatever we want it to be.

Honda nailed it IMO with the original design. I liked the looks of the other engine better, as well as the tank, the details.....

We'll see how this plays out.

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They just couldn't help themselves by taking the mass production route. The tank is also smaller. Seems to be the latest trend, being forced to have more elaborate exhaust systems due to emission laws, they shave off the extra weight by stealing capacity from the fuel tank as to not have ridiculous final wet weight figures. Same with the new Z1000.

What's it with Honda and their love for anemic looking front ends on their nakeds? Could they not have made it look more serious, proportionate looking, more modern-retro for want of a better word, such as the Ducati GT1000, with Brembo brakes and USD forks?

http://www.honda.co.jp/CB1100/spec/
Wet Weight: 243 kg, +4 kg for ABS
Compression Ratio: 9.5 : 1
Peak Power: 87 hp @ 7500 rpm
Peak Torque: 92 Nm @ 5000 rpm
5 speed transmission

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This link seems to be obsolete now:

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So far it seems in Japan anyway. Brush up on your japanese:

Honda | ƒoƒCƒN | CB1100 | introduction of CB1100
Try this:

Honda | ƒoƒCƒN | CB1100 | ŠJ”*”˜b•ƒCƒ“ƒvƒŒƒbƒVƒ‡ƒ“ Development Concept & Riding impression movie

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It would not bother me very much if they had this made in China, with Honda quality, and then sold it for $3999.00 out the door -

I'd go buy one then.

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Here are some 'chops I did a long time ago of the "modern" retro Honda I'd like to of seen -





This "Scrambler 1100", think pipes on both sides!

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Here is another link -

Honda | バイク | CB1100

Back when this news was first announced, I have to say that it was a pivotal time in my "relationship" with Honda, as a whole.

The original concept bike stirred my soul almost as much as the original 919 did, I was ready to sell whatever it took to obtain one -

Then, I see the production machine, and to be honest, that was a gloomy, drab feeling. Honesty, it is almost too retro for me.

I guess a lot will depend on the price, as the machine does appear to be true to the "UJM" creed, it could be whatever we want it to be.

Honda nailed it IMO with the original design. I liked the looks of the other engine better, as well as the tank, the details.....

We'll see how this plays out.
Great post, your best posts always expand my perspective a bit, like showing the direct contrast between the two bikes so I can see what actually contributes to a retro look.

Thanks for the effort,

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Got to go with UJM on this (I know, pigs are flying); from concept to production, for me too the bike lost just a bit of the "je ne sais quoi" that had me conspiring to figure out a way to add one to my VFR. It would have been perfect for my commute.

Of course, again with UJM (now Hell froze over), if they sent it new out the door for 5K Canadian, I'd probably find a way.

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Looks like a 1982 vintage bike. That exhaust looks like it came off my '75 CB750f. Attractive but too retro for me. I hate the back fender, the exhaust, the air cooled motor.

That said, I think it will appeal to all those boomers that went out & bought some type of cruiser POS and finally figured out it was a POS and now would like something that goes, stops, and steers better than a giant turd on wheels. This may appeal to their retro cruiser aesthetic tastes. And the riding postition, handling, and performance should be decent, downright astounding compared to a cruiser.

Might sell like hotcakes.

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Personally, I really like it. Materials and manufacture processes have come so far since the 70's and 80's that, while looking retro, is probably a very competent and nice ride. Then again, I go weak in the knees at the sight of a SOHC CB750, CB350... you get the idea.

Just my 2cents.

BTW, UJM... I'm really digging that DOHC 750/900/1100 Dream. The Scramblers pretty cool too...

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I'll stick with my 919 but would love to see it on the streets.

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Seems like a lot of us are a lot more alike than we originally thought.

No real surprise there, eh?

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Materials and manufacture processes have come so far since the 70's and 80's that, while looking retro, is probably a very competent and nice ride.
There is only so much you can do with an air-cooled mill. If not for that, I would have a much higher opinion of it. Air-cooled just seems like a mistake to me but should help keep the cost down - or profits up. We'll see.

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I was hoping the machine would have a 1100cc version of the "Nighthawk" engine, complete with hydraulic valves.

The original concept looked to be that way, the later, "PBS" all the way, not that there is anything really wrong with that.

(PBS = Parts Bin Special)

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They just couldn't help themselves by taking the mass production route. The tank is also smaller. Seems to be the latest trend, being forced to have more elaborate exhaust systems due to emission laws, they shave off the extra weight by stealing capacity from the fuel tank as to not have ridiculous final wet weight figures. Same with the new Z1000.

What's it with Honda and their love for anemic looking front ends on their nakeds? Could they not have made it look more serious, proportionate looking, more modern-retro for want of a better word, such as the Ducati GT1000, with Brembo brakes and USD forks?

Honda | ƒoƒCƒN | CB1100 | ƒXƒyƒbƒN
Wet Weight: 243 kg, +4 kg for ABS
Compression Ratio: 9.5 : 1
Peak Power: 87 hp @ 7500 rpm
Peak Torque: 92 Nm @ 5000 rpm
5 speed transmission

Very Interesting! So +~150cc, less power, and smaller tank... not inspiring..but maybe all we get....

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The more I look at this one, the more it grows on me.....








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Hummmm, interesting mods -
  • Stainless Steel Front Brake Lines
  • Custom Front Fender
  • Cafe Fairing
  • Turn Signals
  • Handlebars
  • Mirrors
  • Spark Plug Wires
  • Exhaust
  • Footpeg Mount/Passenger Delete
  • Seat
  • Grab Bar
  • Rear Fender
  • Tailight
  • Rear Shocks
  • more?

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Seems like a lot of us are a lot more alike than we originally thought.

No real surprise there, eh?
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The more I look at this one, the more it grows on me.....




is this a production bike or a chop?

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is this a production bike or a chop?
That one is production with Honda parts/accessories

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Holy crap. I like that CX1100 set up. Dual high mount pipes on each side. Way cooler than a triumph scramber. Which I want but just can't see riding a 45 hp bike.

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