Happy days for Retro Lover bikers seems to be back again with Honda also joining the Now-going-retro bandwagon. And the best part is they have focussed on the legendary CB series for this concept. Although its not the CB750, but what not better could it be when you can expect even some more 'CC's added to the legendary 750?
The Prototype CB 1100 F
Though unaccompanied by technical information, the photos reveal a retro-style sportbike (CB1100F), a retro-style racer (CB1100R), an over-the-top naked bike concept (EVO6), and a maxi-scooter (Forza Z)
Also on display were the new versions of CB400 SuperFour HyperVtec and its bigger brother, the CB1300 SuperFour.
So Honda fused the six cylinders into four, well somewhat. The basis for the CB 1100 R is the CB 900 Bol d'Or, which also had similar suspension weaknesses. But the CB 1100 R had one basic chassis modification: The stand pipe diameter of the fork grew from 35 to 37 millimeters, frame and swingarm reinforcing measures were taken and acted in the front wheel brake system with larger discs. A sporty half-shell decorates the top model. The CB 1100 R Honda won the prestigious 'Motorcycle of The Year' twice at a row in 1980 and 1981.
In Motorcyclist magazine's December 1982 road test, the 1100 turned an 11.38-second, 118.5-mph quarter mile. On the street, the magazine's testers discovered the bike's stunning low-end power. Throttle response was exemplary, thanks to the four constant-velocity carburetors equipped with an accelerator pump that kept throttle response very crisp. In the chassis department, a new box-section swingarm pivoted on needle bearings. Working in concert with the steel-tube frame and a 39mm, air-adjustable fork, it helped deliver amazing stability and cornering. Motorcyclist wrote "The CB1100F is the best superbike Motorcyclist has tested."