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Honda CB1100 finally comes to UK

The air-cooled retro CB1100 will finally be reaching UK shores. The fuel-injected 1140cc DOHC inline four boasts 87bhp, tips the scales at 247kg, and the vertically challenged will appreciate the 775mm seat height. It may be retro, but it also sports Honda's Combined ABS braking system. There's still no word on a production CB1100R, sadly. Honda has also announced updates to some...

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Dec 07

Posts: 1

versytilian says:

87bhp is 'okay' for a bike like this, but how much torque will that 1100 lump churn out? And will the suspension have any kind of adjustability whatsoever? If Honda get the price right, and you're left with some spare change to set the suspension up to your liking/needs, they might be on to a winner!

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Sep 09

Posts: 406


Apart from the rookie comments and misquotes.

If a Durr Vile or this particular tubby, low power offering from Onda are the pinnacle of your motorcycling aspirations thats fine, there is nothing wrong with that.

New retro bikes dont need to be overweight, low powered with weak suspension and based on bikes that were crap back in the 70s.

Get this revolutionary idea: : make us a retro style of bike that goes like stink and handles. Like we didnt get in the 70s and still arent looking at this CB1100. Its not a retro, its a crappy throw back.

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Oct 05

Posts: 543

evilamnesiac says:


How was it crap back in the 70's? It was pretty damn sweet I think you will find. It's an air cooled bike, there are limits to the power available to an air cooled engine (as BMW have realised with the gs) to make it handle like a modern sports bike it will need to look like a modern bike, monoshock and all, its a retro bike, so it looks like one, air cooled and steel framed too. if schoolboy top trumps bhp figures are all you care about you need to expand your biking experience, power to weight ratio's aren't the be all and end all of biking. In the real world, with real riding, it's all academic figures.

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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:


This CB1100 tub will not handle any better than a classic seeing the tubular steel frame, skinny RWU forks and weedy chrome twin shocks.

Put another way: This CB1100 will have handling which will satisfy Honda's target market.


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Jun 10

Posts: 31

Moke1275 says:

These have been in Australia for a couple of years. They do not appear to be as popular as expected. Local dealer has had two in stock for months. I think they look good and well made, power is adequate but for the target audience - ancient like me, they are about 20 kgs at least too heavy which is a shame. Never seen one on road.

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Oct 05

Posts: 543

evilamnesiac says:

How much is it over in Australia? I think the pricing will be a bigger issue for most, more than its performance. It would be a shame if it is silly money as that will put a lot of people off.

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