The dream lives on
Makes the good times roll, again and again.
The Honda CB1100EX is a modern, air-cooled, four-cylinder machine with a crisp exhaust note. Attractive details, like the slim brushed aluminium side panels and spoked wheels, the look is straight out of the 1970’s. With a revamped engine, slipper clutch, Showa forks and shocks – showing lots of lovely chrome – it not only looks like a dream, it handles like one too.
Roadster or café racer
What’s your style: pure classic or a raw custom?
|CB1100EX||Featuring exquisitely detailed stainless steel spoked rims, the CB1100EX comes with: 41mm Showa Dual Bending Valve front fork and adjustable preload, rear chrome shocks, a revised inlet and exhaust system and an assist slipper clutch.|
|CB1100 RS||The look of an early superbike, the CB1100RS comes with: 43mm Showa Dual Bending Valve, two-piece front fork, remote reservoir rear shocks and a sharper chassis geometry. Sports 17-inch cast aluminium wheels wear dual radial-mount, four-piston caliper brakes and floating discs. The engine has an assist slipper clutch and a revised inlet and exhaust system.|
New features, classic style
Take a closer look at how the CB1100EX has turned the clock forward.
The speedometer and rev counter design is true retro and adorned in chrome. Rider information includes a fuel gauge and clock, gear position indicator, fuel efficiency gauge and range computer. Ignition is now via a ‘wave’ style key.
A bright finish
Front and rear wheels are traditional chrome style rims, laced with stainless steel spokes. They’re easy to keep clean and are much more resistant to the effects of weather; keeping that special sparkle, for longer.
A familiar face
Tradition demands it: the round front headlight is now LED with a running light and flanked by classic-style 70mm diameter indicators. Unmistakably 70’s – underlined by twin horns – this handsome cluster crowns the front of the machine.
A forgiving frame
The classic tubular steel double cradle frame holds the engine with four rigid and two rubber mounts. A relaxed steering geometry – with rake and trail of 27°/114mm and wheelbase of 1490mm – make it a real pleasure to ride anywhere.
Comfort and quality
A wide classic seat, made just the way they used to be. Finished in a high quality, durable cover It's well padded and extremely comfortable for the rider and the passenger.
A cleaner line
The footrest hangers have been redesigned for a snug fit, complimenting the lines of the chassis and mufflers. Lighter and smaller, made from strong die-cast aluminium, they support both rider and pillion footpegs.
Twin 296mm floating discs and four-piston Nissin calipers are mounted up front; the rear is a 256mm disc and single-piston caliper. Working together with ABS, you get a positive and confident feel under all stopping conditions.
A flowing line
There’s no mistaking the proportion and silhouette of a true 1970s superbike. The CB1100EX has a flowing, curvaceous fuel tank – made without seam-welded lips – that evokes hand-made craftsmanship and topped with an aircraft-style, alloy filler cap.
A smooth ride
New front and rear suspension units by Showa.
Lighter than a conventional cartridge, this arrangement provides linear damping, according to speed, for a compliant and supple feel.
The CB1100EX has a redesigned, custom-style 41mm Dual Bending Valve type fork that provides excellent control. Incorporating a free valve structure that progressively increases the amount of damping according to the road conditions. This simple, innovative technology – a world first –delivers superior performance levels that are equivalent to cartridge type suspension units.
Twin Showa rear shocks, with lots of lovely chrome, offer adjustable spring preload and operate in unison with a strong, steel swingarm. This combination delivers good stability and excellent rear-wheel-feel and handling – even with a passenger on board.
A time honoured
The past can catch up with anyone.
Compared to the famous CB750 Four, you can see how close the design and build of the CB100EX is when it comes to classic styling.
In the beginning
In 1969 the sound of an inline, air-cooled four-cylinder engine proclaimed the arrival of a new superbike era; enter the Honda CB750 Four.
It was an influential moment in time that changed our perception of motorcycles and the way we rode them. The CB1100EX is a direct descendant – a genuine, modern classic and, just like the CB750, it’s here to stay.
The original look
Aluminium engine covers contrast the overall black finish and the chromed-cam end caps, mounted on the bright silver cylinder head, complete the look. Four down pipes are double skinned to prevent heat discolouration and feed two mufflers, which are positioned for better ground clearance.
The bright chrome exhaust pipes are reminiscent of an early, air-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle.
The LED rear light, indicators and number plate mounting bracket has been redesigned for a streamlined look, without neglecting the lines of a bygone, but not forgotten, era.