- [HONDA CB1100 EX] Detail & Test Ride Impression
- Classic style with air-cooled engine
- It is not a perfect foot grounding, but it is a sufficient.
- EX is equipped with LEDs for headlights and taillights
- Analog double meter with full function
- Usefull Grip Heater.
- Flexible suspension of "EX" specification
- Air-cooled four-cylinder gentle sound and easy-to-handle torque
- A tank with beautiful shapes
- Retro and luxury seat
- The price to be worried about?!
[HONDA CB1100 EX] Detail & Test Ride Impression
CB1100 which can be said as a flagship model of HONDA air-cooled four-cylinder model.
As its derivation, there are two types of model "RS" which was reinforced suspension and "EX" which was finished in more classic style.
This time, in the neo-classical heyday, I focused on "EX" that stuffed the real classic style.
For those who are concerned about CB1100, we will deliver a must-see test impression!
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Classic style with air-cooled engine
Among the CB1100 series, the biggest feature of EX is the front and rear 18-inches spoke wheels.
Plating parts attached to each part express the texture and luxury of the metal.
By combining these, it is creating a classic style that is somewhat nostalgic though it is the latest model.
[Overall Length / Overall Width / Overall Height]
It is not a perfect foot grounding, but it is a sufficient.
The seat height is not high so far, but due to the sense of volume of the engine and tank, it was not a perfect foot grounding.
Because the center of gravity was low, there was no concern to support the motorcycle body with signal wait even if the heel was floating.
EX is equipped with LEDs for headlights and taillights
The headlight is equipped with a headlight cover with chrome plating treatment together with the LED.
It also adopted LED for the tail lamp and visibility is outstanding even at night.
Luxury feeling of each part is further increased by chrome plating.
Analog double meter with full function
It is an two analog lens meter with full function which is common style for CB series.
Between the speedometer and the tachometer are equipped with a liquid crystal panel that displays a lot of information such as clock, shift indicator, fuel gauge, and switching type ODO, trip, inverse fuel margin meter. The temperature setting of the grip heater is displayed on the liquid crystal panel.
Usefull Grip Heater.
As a standard grip heater, the grip and switch become a unitary compact design.
The temperature can be adjusted in 5-stages, but the grip warms up quickly!
Flexible suspension of "EX" specification
Front and rear 18-inches wheel are 40 stainless steel spoke wheels combining aluminum rim and small diameter hub.
Wheel weight reduced from the previous model contributes to light and stable handling.
The front brake is equipped with a floating disk of Φ296mm in diameter and an opposed 4 pod caliper.
The rear brake is equipped with a single disc of Φ256mm and a single pod caliper.
ABS becames standard equipment, brake performance is satisfactory.
For the front fork, "Showa Dual Bending Valve" is adopted which can adjust damping.
As a seasoning, it is a supple and soft fork, but you can set the elongation side and shrink side according to your preference.
Fork boots were attached to the inner tube.
Rear suspension adopted single-cylinder type with chrome plating treatment.
Adjustment with the preload adjuster is possible.
Air-cooled four-cylinder gentle sound and easy-to-handle torque
It is extremely easy to handle low-speed torque in a large displacement air-cooled in-line four-cylinder engine, and in the everyday area such as town riding and touring, between 2,000 and 3,000 rpm can run quite comfortably.
Also, not only the elongation of the high revolution when opening the accelerator tightly, as well as the powerful and sturdy sound like the air cooling sounds will raise the feelings of the rider!
It can handle long touring with plenty of clutch operation with assist slipper clutch and optimum gear selection by six speed mission.
A tank with beautiful shapes
A unique tank with a three-dimensional sense adopted a "flangeless fuel tank" that eliminates welding flanges.
The painting of the unified tank with the fender produces a high quality image with luxurious glow and stripes.
More than anything, "HONDA" three-dimensional emblem stands out the presence of the tank itself!
Retro and luxury seat
The tuck roll style seat not only increases the thickness of the cushion pursuing a comfortable feeling, but it also adds a high quality feeling by putting in silver piping.
There is not much space under the seat, but a separate ETC 2.0 is standard equipment.
It is equipped with a handy item such as a luggage hook and a helmet holder next to the seat.
The price to be worried about?!
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (including consumption tax 8%)
1,338,120 yen (consumption tax excluded price 1,239,000 yen)
1,378,080 yen (Consumption tax excluded price 1,276,000 yen)
1,231,200 yen (Consumption tax excluded price 1,140,000 yen)
* Prices (including recycling expenses) do not include insurance premiums, taxes (excluding consumption tax), various expenses due to registration etc.
The price of EX is about 100,000 higher than STD, RS is even higher than EX.
Compared to the same Big Naked CB1300, it seems that the price is suppressed.
The first thing I felt when riding the CB1100EX was "to feel comfortable by riding".
It is certain that there is plenty of power depending on the large displacement, but you can enjoy the feeling of the air-cooled engine even at low speed and low rotation, so I was able to run with margin without feeling shoulder elbow.
It is not a speed or a riding that raged violently, but it is definitely recommended for those who just want to stream the streets and winding.
It is a "gentleman" that turns riders into gentlemen, coupled with a classy style full of luxury.
CB 1100 Main Specification ※It also stated "STD" "RS" as a comparison.
|Motorcycle Name and Type||HONDA・2BL-SC65|
|Overall Length (mm)||2,200||2,180||2,190|
|Overall Size (mm)||830||800||835|
|Overall Height (mm)||1,130||1,100||1,130|
|Lowest Ground Height (mm)★||135||130||135|
|Seat Height (mm★||780||785||785|
|Rut Weight (kg)||255||252||256|
|Passenger Capacity (person)||2|
|Fuel Consumption Rate＊2（km/L）||Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport notification value:|
Regular fuel consumption value＊3
|31.3 (60)||31.1 (60)||31.3 (60)|
|WMTC Mode Value★(class)＊4||18.9 (Class 3-2)|
|Minimum Turning Radius (m)||2.7|
|Engine Type||Air-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4 valve In-line 4-cylinder|
|Total Engine Displacement (cm³)||1,140|
|Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)||73.5 × 67.2|
|Maximum Output (kW [PS] / rpm)||66/7,500|
|Maximum Torque (N-m [kgf-m] / rpm)||91[9.3]/5,500|
|Fuel Supply Type||Electronic|
|Starting Method★||Self type|
|Ignition Device Type★||Full Transistor Type Battery Ignition|
|Lubrication Method★||Combined Cascade Pumping|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||16||17|
|Clutch Type★||Wet Multi-plate Coil Spring Type|
|Transmission Type||Constant Mesh 6-speed Return|
|Reduction Ratio (primary ★/secondary)||1.652/2.222|
|Caster Angle (degrees) ★||27゜ 00′||26゜ 00′||27゜ 00′|
|Trail Amount (mm)★||114||99||114|
|Tire||Front||110/80R18M/C 58V||120/70ZR17M/C（58W）||110/80R18M/C 58V|
|Rear||140/70R18M/C 67V||180/55ZR17M/C（73W）||140/70R18M/C 67V|
|Brake Type||Front||Hydraulic Double Disc|
|Suspension Method||Front||Telescopic Type|
|Frame Type||Double Cradle|