Side facing Honda CB1100 RS.
Side facing Honda CB1100 RS.


Honda CB1100 RS

Stripped back and lean

Honda CB1100 RS left side with rider
Honda CB1100 RS left side with rider


Shaped from
a golden era

An eye for detail

The shape of a raw 1970s race bike, with a touch of café racer.

The CB1100 RS will attract attention from the moment you fire it up. A crisp exhaust note through chrome pipes – reminiscent of the CB750 – will not go unnoticed. This bike has an edge to it, the look is pure street with eye-catching front and rear suspension units, full floating discs, a sport striped fuel tank and slim-styled indicators – stunning. 

Close up of Honda CB1100 RS suspension.
Close up of Honda CB1100 RS fuel tank.
Close up of Honda CB1100 RS side panel.
Close up of Honda CB1100 RS wheel and brake discs.

Café racer or roadster?

What’s your style: a raw custom or a pure classic?

Side facing Honda CB1100 RS. CB1100 RS Styled on the 1970’s superbikes: 43mm Showa Dual Bending Valve, two-piece front fork and remote reservoir rear shocks. 17-inch cast aluminium wheels with dual radial-mount, four-piston brake calipers and floating discs.
Side facing Honda CB1100 EX. CB1100 EX Exquisitely detailed with stainless steel spoke rims, traditional indicators and clocks, the CB1100EX comes with 41mm Showa Dual Bending Valve front fork and rear chrome shocks - both have preload adjustment. The engine is equipped with an assist slipper clutch and a revised inlet and exhaust system.

View the CB1100 EX

The gold standard

Fully adjustable front and rear suspension by Showa.

Close up of CB1100 RS front suspension.

Lighter than a conventional cartridge, this arrangement provides linear damping, according to speed, for a compliant and supple feel.

Front fork

The CB1100 RS has a redesigned, custom-style 43mm 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, but in a lighter package

Rear Shocks

Twin Showa rear shocks 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.

Rear close up shot of CB1100 RS suspension.

Authentic lineage

If you want to hear a sound from the 70s - open the throttle.

Close up of Honda CB1100 RS exhaust.

The 4-2-2 exhaust system is internally split into two expansion chambers, each muffler features dual hole-punched link pipes for a tone evocative of a classic, four-cylinder engine note.

Time to remember

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 that changed our perception of motorcycles and the way we rode them. The CB1100 RS is a direct link to those early days of freedom - a genuine café racer, born of classic DNA.

Time to change

We’ve refined and revamped the DOHC engine to respond with smooth linear drive; torque peaks at 91Nm for some classic muscle. Finished in black, right up to the cam covers, it provides a strong contrast to the bright polished alloy and chrome details for a real street, custom look.

Close up of Honda CB1100 RS engine.

The sweeping chrome exhaust pipes have become the signature of an air-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle.



2019 sees the introduction of a limited run of built-to-order CB1100 RS motorcycles; in partnership with 5Four motorcycles, just 54 will be crafted.