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Mugen's Café Style Honda CB1100: Let the Tinkering Begin!

By March 18, 2010

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2010 Honda CB1100
At least based on emails I've received from my readers, the stock 2010 Honda CB1100 appears to have successfully evoked the interest of traditionalists with firsthand CB-Series Honda experience. And while my personal exposure to the Mugen brand has primarily been to souped up, over-the-top Fast & Furious-style Honda Civics, their treatment of the modern CB1100 is actually pretty tasteful.

The lightly modded bike adds a bikini-style fairing, a café style seat, passenger grab rails, and slightly smaller fenders. Chromed four-into-one exhaust pipes have also been ditched for dual, matte black megaphones.

Though other mechanical mods will surely become available when tuners can spend some quality time with the bike's new engine, we're guessing the average CB1100 buyer won't go much further than the mods you see here-- though I think a set of bar-end mirrors would round out the café theme rather nicely.

Sources: Bike EXIF, Mugen (site in Japanese)


Photo © Mugen; click to enlarge

March 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm
(1) Pete says:

The treatment on the box stock version didn’t really do it for me – however, this one I like!!
My only beef…too many colors – 2 different shades of silver, black fenders, red tank. Color match the fenders and fairing to the tank and it would be a sweetheart!

March 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm
(2) Joe says:

I like the standard version better. Never a big fan of the cafe racer look.

March 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm
(3) Mick says:

Some clip-ons and rearsets would’ve been nice. It’s not really a “cafe-racer” without them. And the steering rake still looks way too relaxed. The CB1100 is unabashedly aimed at the older crowd. Moto Guzzi got it dead-on with the V7 Cafe. And Buell also got it right with the 1125CR, in terms of a modern interpretation.

July 24, 2010 at 12:51 am
(4) Jordan says:

I have a cb1100. I would love to make mine look like that. Does anyone have an idea of exactly what all mods were done and where I can get my hands on some decent parts?

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