Back in 2007, Honda debuted several prototypes at the Tokyo Motor Show, among them a standard-style CB1100 that reincarnated the bike's groundbreaking '60s and '70s-era CB-series motorcycles. Fast forward to 2010, and the CB1100 has finally hit production... for the Japanese market.
The modern CB sticks to the basics, and from what I gathered on the Japanese Honda website, it's got an 1,140cc engine that produces 87 horsepower. Curb weight is 536 pounds (545 pounds with ABS), and apart from the anti-lock option, the new old bike appears to be fairly elementally basic. Incidentally, the bike-you-can-see-through phenomenon sure contrasts future-chic Hondas of late, like the automatic transmission-equipped DN-01 and the VFR 1200F sport tourer.
To find out if and when we're getting the CB1100 in the U.S., I called my PR contact at Honda, who-- rather predictably-- didn't have an answer for me. He did, however, say, "I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" to which I replied, "I want one, too!"
How about you? Take a look at this 2010 Honda CB1100 Photo Gallery for a closer look.
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Photo © Honda; click for photo gallery