Honda Motorcycles decked out the CB92 Benly, a twin cylinder motorcycle in 1952. The iconic Honda CB motorcycle has been a great deal for Honda and Honda owners. In 1969 4-cylinder CB 750 was launched and it changed the superbike motorcycling scene. It is the world’s first production superbike that still serves as the blueprint for today’s motorcycles. This year, in May 2017, Honda will start selling all new the Honda CB1100 EX.
Honda’s CB series motorcycles changed school, from old to new. In 2013, the Honda CB1100 met the demand of many riders who love the retro motorcycles, for the ones who don’t get excited with the new age superbikes. This traditionally styled air cooled 4-cyclinder CB motorcycle is a must have piece of engineering and craftsmanship for the passionate riders.
The latest 2017 Honda CB1100 EX retains the retro style and has many performance upgrades that are a must have in today’s motorcycles. The Honda CB1100 Ex is produced from Honda’s Kumamoto factory. The factory was recently upgraded to support the technology and expert skill required to build such motorcycles. The making of retro styles CB series requires craftsmanship, skill and attention to detail.
In the words of Mr. Mitsunobu Imada, Large Project Leader for the 2017 cb1100ex, “Building on the CB1100’s desirability and joy of ownership, while adding functionality and quality to deepen the sense of fulfillment, were very important elements for us to consider. With the cb1100ex, we hope many riders get to appreciate and understand a very traditional motorcycle structure.” He further said, “As with past CBs, we understand the timeless pleasure that our customers get from owning and riding an air-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle”.
Honda CB1100 EX
CB1100 EX is a true superbike from the 1970’s. It has the proportions, design and shape of the original bike. The bike retains the key elements of a superbike from the by-gone era like:
- Curvaceous fuel tank
- Seamless design
- Handmade craftsmanship
- Single round headlight
- Twin instrument dials
Honda has intelligently replaced the old school tech with crisp-edged modernity. The front and rear lights now come with LED lights. The new 18-inch wheels run stainless steel spokes. The classic tubular-steel frame has relaxed steering geometry. The Honda CB1100 EX has a sure-footed stability and neutral handling characteristics. The improved riding comfort comes from the 41mm Showa Dual Bending Valve fork (SDBV) at front and twin Showa shocks at the rear.
The ABS brakes are standard and an important safety feature on this machine. The inlet valves on the blacked-out engine improve the overall performance. The dual chrome mufflers are comparatively smaller and lighter. The assist slipper clutch improves the rider experience by making the lever engagement easier and rear-wheel stability better while downshifting.
With its classic lines, the CB1100 EX conjures memories, mixing the engine’s addictive performance and soulful sound with evocative appeal. It’s also a machine to savor and contemplate from every angle.
- Color: Candy Red
- Price: Yet to be announced
- Availability: May 2017
- Engine Capacity: 1140cc air-cooled inline four-cylinder
- Transmission: Six-speed
- Final Drive: #530 O-ring-sealed chain
- Brakes: Twin front discs in front and Single disc at rear
- Chassis: Steel Frame with Steel Swingarm