2013 Honda CB1100 | Short Shift

The Good Old Days Are Back

By Art Friedman, Photography by Kevin Wing

Tech Spec

A completely new engine and chassis designed to make the old guys misty eyed and weak kneed.

An old CB750, maybe a CB900F. Triumph Bonneville. Ummm, give us a minute...

Price $9999 ($10,999 w/ABS)
Engine type a-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 1140cc
Bore x stroke 73.5 x 67.2mm
Compression 9.5:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Frame Tubular-steel double-cradle
Front suspension Showa 41mm fork with adjustable spring preload
Rear suspension Showa shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Dual Nissin four-piston calipers, 296mm discs, optional ABS
Rear brake Nissin one-piston caliper, 256mm disc, optional ABS
Front tire 110/80ZR-18 Bridgestone BT54-F
Rear tire 140/70ZR-18 Bridgestone BT54-R
Rake/trail 27.0º/4.2 in.
Seat height 31.3 in.
Wheelbase 58.7 in.
Fuel capacity 3.9 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty) 537/514 lbs.
Measured horsepower 79.2 bhp @ 6800 rpm
Measured torque 63.7 lb.-ft. @ 5700 rpm
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.) 46/37/43 mpg
Color Red
Availability Now
Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 2200
Torrance, CA 90509
Verdict 4.5 out of 5 stars
Honda succeeded in getting the look and the feel of a UJM into the CB1100, yet keeping it modern and enjoyable.

By Art Friedman
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