Honda staff at the NEC had to disappoint a number of buyers so desperate to get their hands on the prototype CB1100R on show for the first time in the UK they were willing to write a cheque for the full amount there and then.
Staff manning the NEC Show stand have been approached by a number of customers who love the concept bike so much they want to pay for it at the show. Many others have asked for their names to be put on a waiting list to be assured they are at the top of the pile.
Honda has yet to officially commit to making the bike a production reality but MCN’s Japanese sources reckon the globally positive reaction to the bike after a year of show appearances almost guarantees we will see the retro-inspired machine sometime within the next 18 months.
Honda spokesman Fiona Cole said: “There is an official process where all of this feedback goes firstly back to Honda Europe and from there back to Japan.
"As with any prototype or show bike there are commercial elements to making the bike a reality but part of the reason the bike is here is to garner public opinion and allow Honda to make decisions based around that opinion.”
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