This might change soon, however. Spy photos, snapped high in the Austrian Alps, show an international version of the CB1100 undergoing testing, and it’s understood that modifications are being made to suit American regulations as well. Apart from the tail pack, stuffed with data-logging equipment and trailing umbilical wires, there appear to be few changes from the existing specification. Additional exhaust sensors suggest the engine is being retuned to meet different emissions regulations, while what appears to be a rapid-prototyped plastic taillight mount looks to raise the lamp a fraction of an inch to meet some nitpicking European or American law. With similar standards between America and Europe, once the European regulations are met it will be easy for the bike to transfer stateside, too.