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2017 Honda CB1100 RS Review of Specs & Changes

 – New 2017 Honda CB1100 RS Vintage / Retro Style Motorcycle Announced –

Today is October 4, 2016 and today is a good day… Why is this? Honda has just announced quite a few new 2017 motorcycles at the 2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show and with the CB1100 for 2017 we have (2) new model variations. This page is going to go over the 2017 CB1100 RS model. I’ll cover the 2017 CB1100 EX model on another page here shortly.

2017 CB1100 RS Model Updates: Honda’s new CB1100 RS delivers minimal, hand-crafted style and sporting edge with sharper chassis geometry, uprated 43mm Showa Dual Bending Valve two-piece front fork and remote reservoir rear shocks, plus 17-inch cast aluminum wheels and dual radial-mount four-piston brake calipers. The engine breathes through revised inlet and exhaust systems and is now equipped with an assist slipper clutch.

  • Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Model overview
  • 3. Key features
  • 4. USA bound?
  • 5. Technical specifications

1. 2017 CB1100 RS Introduction

Since 1959, when they first adorned the twin-cylinder CB92 Benly, the two letters CB have always meant a great deal to Honda, and Honda owners. And they came to mean even more in 1969; the four-cylinder CB750 was a seminal moment for motorcycling as the world’s first production superbike took center stage, laying down a blueprint that still stands today

In the present day, old school has become very much new school and in 2013 Honda brought the CB1100 – already a best seller in the Japanese market – to Europe, satisfying pent-up demand from an army of riders for whom a traditionally styled air-cooled four-cylinder CB was a must-have piece of engineering craftsmanship.

For 2017, two versions of the CB1100 will be available. Newly arrived to sit alongside the upgraded CB1100 EX, is the CB1100 RS. Imbued with layer upon layer of retro style – and several new performance upgrades – the CB1100 RS offers a new type of sporting CB1100 appeal.

Manufacture takes place in Honda’s Kumamoto factory, with a production process that’s been fundamentally revised to integrate technology and expert skill in order to create motorcycles rich in craftsmanship and attention to detail, plus a place in history that only comes with the passage of many decades.

Mr M. Imada, Large Project Leader (LPL) 17YM CB1100 RS

“As with past CBs, we understand the timeless pleasure that our customers get from owning and riding an air-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle. So building on the CB1100’s desirability and joy of ownership, while adding functionality and quality to deepen the sense of fulfillment, were very important elements for us to consider. With the CB1100 EX we hope many riders get to appreciate and understand a very traditional motorcycle structure.” 

2. 2017 CB1100 RS Model Overview

Stripped back and lean, the CB1100 RS has the look of a 1970s race bike, with more than a hint of café racer. The curvaceous fuel tank – made without seam-welded lips – evokes hand-made craftsmanship, while the single round headlight and twin instrument dials outline a timeless silhouette. Adding crisp-edged modernity, all lighting is LED.

Backing up the sportier styling, the CB1100 RS’s chassis uses sharper geometry matched than the EX, with firmer Showa suspension, front radial-mount four-piston brakes, cast aluminum 17-inch wheels and sportsbike-spec tire sizes. A lower, more compact riding position moves the rider’s weight forward, complementing the chassis changes.

The air-cooled four-cylinder engine breathes more easily thanks to a revised inlet tract and smaller, lighter 4-2-2 exhaust system while an assist slipper clutch makes for easier lever engagement and rear wheel stability on downshifts.

With a keener edge to its appeal and performance, the CB1100 RS is a perfect machine to cut through the city in style, and cut loose on winding roads at weekends. It exudes exquisite engineering that draws in the observer, and is also a platform ripe for customization, and ready for an owner’s imagination.

3. 2017 CB1100 RS Key Features

3.1 Chassis

The CB1100 RS’s classic tubular steel double cradle frame holds the engine with four rigid and two rubber mounts. It features tighter steering geometry than the CB1100 EX, with rake and trail of 26°/99mm and wheelbase of 1485mm (as opposed to 27°/114mm/1490mm) to give faster steering and more responsive handling. Seat height is 795mm with curb weight of 55 lbs (252kg).

As well as a more aggressive stance and riding position the CB1100 RS is also equipped with a Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) 43mm two-piece front fork, which uses two valves to generate both compression and rebound damping force giving linear feel, excellent ride quality and precise road holding. A new die-cast aluminum top yoke features a buffed finish and clear coat, while the bottom yoke holds the fork legs in a higher position.

Twin Showa remote-reservoir rear shocks (with damping rates to match the front fork) operate through a new aluminum swingarm, which has a clean look thanks to an under slung rear brake hose. An aluminum chain guard replaces the previous plastic design.

Dual radial-mount four-piston Tokico brake calipers grip 310mm floating discs with ABS control, the rear single-piston caliper works a 256mm disc. The CB1100 RS also features 17-inch cast aluminum wheels – finished in black – wearing sportsbike-sized 120/70 ZR17 and 180/55 ZR17 front and rear tires. Three effects from this change are obvious: quicker side-to-side steering, improved cornering traction and a 3% increase in acceleration due to the overall gearing change of the smaller rolling diameter of the rear tire. L-shaped air valves make checking tire pressure easy.

Together with the look of the exposed engine, the shape of the fuel tank – its curves and lines – go a long way to give a naked motorcycle its character and appeal Honda’s engineers wanted to maintain a  186 mile (300km) plus range, but were also focused on creating a truly hand-made look.

The 4.43 gallon (16.8L) fuel tank they came up with does away with the seam-welded lips along both bottom edges, and pays homage both to CB history and contemporary style with a cutaway section that displays the cam cover to the rider. It’s topped with an aircraft style filler cap.

Building on the modern café racer theme the sidepanels are constructed of pressed aluminum with a textured ‘hairline’ finish while the seat is stripped back to a slim, sporty profile. The black seat frame rails add seamless lines without clutter and the black chrome steel rear mudguard has a more rounded cross section.

A compact black resin front mudguard skims the front tire and ties in subtly with the machine’s minimalism. A long sidestand makes it easier to get the machine upright.

The handlebar is clamped 7mm forward (compared to the previous design) and more compact, sleeker die-cast aluminum hangers mount both rider and pillion footpegs. Standing proud, the round front headlight – an LED unit with spiral running light – crowns the front of the CB1100 RS and is held with aluminum stays flanked by compact LED indicators.

The LED rear light, indicators and number plate mounting bracket has been minimalized for a streamlined look and the circular speedo and rev counter are dressed in satin black with a chrome band. Equipment includes a fuel gauge and clock, gear position indicator, fuel efficiency gauge and range computer. Ignition is now via a ‘wave’ style key.

The CB1100 RS will be available in Candy Prominence Red and Graphite Black with a super smooth finish suggestive of repeated, and fastidious, wet sanding,

3.2 Engine

At the heart of the CB1100 RS is its muscular DOHC engine. Linear, instantly accessible drive is what this motor’s all about, and plenty of it, anywhere in the rev range. Maximum power output of 89 horsepower (66kW) arrives at 7,500rpm with peak torque figure of 67 lb/ft (91Nm) delivered @ 5,500rpm.

Finished in black, with natural aluminum engine and cam covers its air (via 2mm fins) and oil-cooled (via a 335mm 9-tier, front-mounted oil cooler) and revs to 8,500rpm. Compression ratio is 9.5:1, with bore and stroke set at 73.5mm x 67.2mm.

The twin camshafts are driven by a central chain, and the valve included angle is 26.5° inlet and exhaust. Inlet valve diameter is 27mm, with a 2.5mm stem; exhaust 24mm with 2.5mm stem. A single secondary balancer shaft ensures smooth running.

PGM-FI and 32mm throttle body are fed through a revised, shortened air inlet tract and new air cleaner, and work with the pair of shorter (minus 70mm in length, 7% less in diameter and 2.4kg lighter) chrome-plated exhaust mufflers to boost low and mid-rpm engine reaction.

Internally split into two expansion chambers, each muffler features dual hole-punched link pipes optimised for resonance and the generation of an evocative four-cylinder engine note. Both mufflers hug the machine tighter for improved ground clearance and the downpipes are double skinned to stop heat discolouration.

An assist slipper clutch is now fitted. With die-cast aluminum cam and slipper cam it saves weight, reduces lever effort by 16% and minimizes rear wheel ‘hop’ through engine braking on rapid down changes. The six-speed gearbox, ­­with carefully matched ratios for gears 1-5 gives crisp response and acceleration, while 6th is an overdrive reducing fuel consumption and lowering engine rpm at highway speeds. Final drive is by 530 chain.

The CB1100 RS engine is Euro 4 compliant.

4. 2017 CB1100 RS = USA Bound?

Now… To the underlying question at hand that so many of you are probably wondering about. Will the 2017 Honda CB1100 RS cross the pond and be for sale in the USA? That’s a negative. Well, atleast at this time. Honda hasn’t officially answered that question which can be a good thing. Think of it like when you asked the hottest girl out in school and you got a “maybe” haha. In all seriousness though, we’ll know within the next 60 days as to whether or not Honda will release the 2017 CB1100 RS in the US. Until then, let’s all drool over this B-E-A-UTIFUL piece of machinery Honda has built – the CB1100 RS!

Let’s hear your thoughts… Do you want Honda to bring the 2017 CB1100RS to the US of A?

5. 2017 CB1100 RS Technical Specifications

ENGINE
Type Inline four-cylinder, air and oil-cooled, DOHC
Engine Displacement (cm³) 1140
Bore ´ Stroke (mm) 73.5 x 67.2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Max. Power Output 89 HP (66kW) @ 7,500rpm
Max. Torque 67 LB/FT (91Nm) @5,500rpm
Oil Capacity 4.9l/4.4l
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.8 litres
Fuel Consumption
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V 11.2Ah
ACG Output 12V 21.7A/5000rpm 0.336kw
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate clutch
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Double steel cradle
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,180 x 800 x 1100mm
Wheelbase 1,485mm
Caster Angle 26°
Trail 99mm
Seat Height 795mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
curb Weight 252kg
Turning radius 2.7m
SUSPENSION
Type Front 43mm conventional fork (SDBV) with adjustable spring preload
Type Rear Twin shocks with adjustable spring preload
WHEELS
Type Front 10-spoke diecast aluminum
Type Rear 10-spoke diecast aluminum
Rim Size Front 17in x 3.50MT
Rim Size Rear 17in x 5.50MT
tires Front 120/70 R17
tires Rear 180/55 R17
BRAKES
ABS System Type 2 Channel
Type Front Hydraulic dual floating 310mm disks with radial fit 4-piston calipers (2-channel ABS)
Type Rear Hydraulic disk (2-channel ABS)
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments
Security System HISS
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

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Мотоцикл (Нейкеды) CB1100 RS — Шасси ( года

Двигатель CB1100 RS удерживается внутри рамы шестью креплениями — четырьмя жёсткими и двумя с сайлент-блоками. У классического стального дуплекса новинки чуть более острая геометрия рулевой колонки, нежели у модификации EX — угол наклона и вылет вилки составляют 26° и 99 мм соответственно (против 27° и 114 мм у EX). Немного меньше у RS и колёсная база — 1485 мм вместо 1490 мм. Всё это делает RS маневреннее и отзывчивее на действия пилота. Высота сиденья — 795 мм, а снаряжённая масса мотоцикла — 252 кг.

CB1100 RS оснащён вилкой Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV), которая отличается особыми двухсторонними клапанами в каждом из 43-миллиметровых перьев, отвечающими за демпфирование как сжатия, так и отбоя. За счёт использования этой технологии у вилки предельно понятные линейные характеристики, дающие райдеру то самое «чувство переднего колеса», такое критически значимое для безопасной езды на мотоцикле. Новая верхняя траверса, изготовленная из алюминиевого сплава, имеет отполированные грани, в то время как нижняя установлена немного выше, чем у модели EX.

Задние амортизаторы Showa с выносными резервуарами настроены в соответствии с характеристиками вилки. Мотоцикл получил новый алюминиевый маятник задней подвески — не только функциональный, но и красивый элемент. Пластиковая защита цепи уступила место металлической.

Два передних радиальных 4-поршневых суппорта Tokico «обнимают» большие тормозные диски диаметром 310 мм, задняя 1-поршневя скоба работает в паре с 256-миллиметровым диском. Уже в базовой комплектации мотоцикл оснащён ABS.

У модели CB1100 RS 17-дюймовые литые колёсные диски, окрашенные в чёрный цвет, на которые надеты шины распространённых размерностей 120/70 ZR17 спереди и 180/55 ZR17 сзади. Что открывает перед владельцем ретро-нейкеда поистине колоссальный выбор покрышек — ведь такой резиной комплектуются не только городские, но и дорожно-спортивные мотоциклы. Кроме этого, у использования 17-дюймовых колёс ещё как минимум три позитивных эффекта: мотоцикл стал быстрее перекладываться из одного поворота в другой, улучшилось сцепление с дорожным полотном в наклоне, а также на 3% стала лучше разгонная динамика (в силу изменения передаточного отношения заднего колеса уменьшенного диаметра). А ещё теперь проще измерять давление в шинах — спасибо L-образным клапанам.

При проектировании 16,8-литрового топливного бака японские дизайнеры и инженеры стремились добиться не только хорошей автономности для CB1100 RS, который на одной заправке способен преодолеть больше 300 км, но и создать столь качественную деталь, при взгляде на которую казалось бы, что это ручная работа. Сварные швы тут аккуратно спрятаны снизу и пущены по краям бака, а сложная форма ёмкости — это не только дань уважения славной истории мотоциклов линейки CB, но и актуальное сегодня ретро, не лишённое современных линий. Пикантная особенность — симметричные скосы по бокам бака, благодаря которым райдер может любоваться клапанной крышкой «воздушного» двигателя.

В продолжение темы современных каферейсеров боковые панели здесь выпресованы из листа алюминия, а сиденье стало чуть тоньше и изящнее. Трубы стального заднего подрамника антрацитового цвета сначала аккуратно огибают треугольные панели, а после в точности повторяют профиль седла, отчего почти незаметны и формируют визуально монолитную заднюю часть CB1100 RS. Завершает образ кормы скруглённое крыло заднего колеса с размещёнными на ним фонарём и креплением номерного знака. Подыгрывая минимализму ретро-нейкеда, миниатюрное переднего крыло будто сливается с силуэтом шины Bridgestone.

Крепление руля смещено на 7 мм вперёд (по сравнению с моделью CB1100 EX), а сам он стал чуть компактнее. Венчает переднюю часть мотоцикла классическая круглая фара, в корпусе которой размещены яркие и энергоэффективные светодиоды для ближнего и дальнего света, а также дневные ходовые огни, выполненные в оригинальной форме LED-колец. Указатели поворота, закреплённые на алюминиевых пластинах, здесь также светодиодные. Как и задний фонарь, задние поворотники и подсветка номерного знака.

Стрелочные спидометр и тахометр, окаймлённые черными кольцами с тонкими хромированными ободками, не только стильно выглядят, но и предельно информативны. Между ними расположился жидкокристаллический дисплей приборной панели, куда выводится вся необходимая райдеру информация: уровень топлива в баке, расходомер, часы, индикатор включённой передачи и запас хода.

CB1100 RS доступен в двух цветах — Candy Prominence Red и Graphite Black.

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2017 Honda CB1100 RS – A Closer Look

2017 Honda CB1100 RS – A Closer Look

One of the sleeper hits of Intermot 2016 was the Honda CB1100 RS – a sportier, sexier version of the retro-styled CB1100 that’s been around since 2013. But you wouldn’t have known that from Honda’s attitude toward it. At the press conference, Honda showed journalists a charming – perhaps overly saccharine – video telling the story of multiple generations uniting around two wheels. And that was pretty much it.

The CB1100 RS and revamped CB1100 EX were mentioned and seemingly placed aside in more or less a single breath. Big Red was far more eager to unveil the new CBR1000RR SP Fireblade amid a seizure-inducing spin of flashing lights, ear-splitting music, and some impressive pyrotechnics. The official press release that showed up in my inbox after the event offered just two paragraphs on the CB1100 models as well.

My guess is that Honda is keeping its expectations low for the new CB1100 RS in light of the lukewarm reception the CB1100 received three years ago. After being unveiled amid a lot of fanfare, the actual bike left some reviewers and customers feeling flat. RideApart rated it highly, but many other mo-jos felt the CB1100 was a little too Honda perfect, despite the bike’s air/oil-cooled 1140cc inline four having been deliberately tweaked to give a slightly rougher, more old-school feel.

The 2017 Honda CB1100 RS would've been the most amazing bike ever produced...if it was built in the 70s.

The CB1100’s undergone a handful of quiet updates since then, including different tank, different seat, and the addition of a sixth gear. But it still doesn’t seem to have fired the imagination and opened the wallets of enthusiasts in the same way as, say, the Triumph Bonneville T120, or BMW R nineT.

Having seen the CB1100 RS in person, and having instantly fallen in love with its looks, I’m optimistic Honda may have finally gotten things right in this genre. I’m really eager to get a chance to ride the bike, so, to whet my appetite I thought I’d gather up as much information about it as I could find.

The 2017 Honda CB1100 RS is cool and has so much potential. Can you tell we dig it here at RideApart?

Truly Retro

The story of the CB1100 RS starts almost 70 years ago, when the twin-cylinder CB92 Benly was introduced in 1959. The CB series was born and has maintained a place in Honda’s line-up, and the hearts of Honda fans, ever since.

The CB1100 draws its inspiration from the fabled CB750 of the 1960s and 70s. That lived on in various guises until 2003, and almost as soon as it was gone it seems Honda was pining for the bike’s heyday. The CB1100 floated around as a concept for a number of years before finally going into production in Japan in 2010, where it was a hit.

Hopefully the CB1100 RS will be a hit so Honda will bring more of these CB concepts to production.

“As with past CBs, we understand the timeless pleasure that our customers get from owning and riding an air-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle,” said Mitsunobu Imada, who designed the first generation CB1100’s frame, and served as Large Project Leader on the CB1100 RS. “With [this bike] we hope many riders get to appreciate and understand a very traditional motorcycle structure.”

The bike was instantly a personal favorite of Takanobu Ito, the CEO of Honda Motor Co. from 2009 to 2015, serving as his daily commuter. One suspects he may have played a role in pushing the bike from concept to reality, and in seeing it expand to markets outside Japan in 2013.

Honda seems to have got the right mix of old school cool and new tech when it created the CB1100 RS.

Perhaps he also helped keep the concept alive, as an almost immediate refresh of the bike in 2014 suggests it didn’t quite catch on as well as Honda had hoped. Hot on the heels of that refresh came the tweaked-just-enough-for-aficionados-to-notice CB1100 DLX; Europe got the spoke-wheeled CB1100 EX.

For 2017, Honda’s rolling out an updated version of the CB1100 EX, which is equipped with a better suspension, improved exhaust, a slipper clutch, and LED lighting. But the CB1100 RS is what grabs your attention first.

It may look like a traditional headlight, but it is not. The CB1100 RS  is chock full of brilliant LED goodness.

Old-School Sporty

Built on the CB1100 platform, the RS is, admittedly, not very sporty by Honda standards. The new CBR1000RR SP Fireblade, for example, is said to produce upward of 190 hp at peak –– some 100 horses more than the 89 hp delivered by the CB1100 RS. But, of course, 89 hp is still enough to get your license taken away and obviously this moto is about more than mind-melting performance.

Honda takes great pride in its craftsmanship, for instance, a big deal was made of the fact that the new fuel tank is made without seam welds. Analogue dials help to mask the bike’s modernity; its fat Inline-Four gives it the stature of an old-school bruiser. Quality touches are to be found everywhere; an aluminium chain guard replaces the previous plastic design. Adjustable Showa suspension improves handling, and the presence of 17-inch cast aluminum wheels means you can fit quality tires, rather than the bias ply stuff you normally get stuck with on retro bikes.

Those trick 17-inch wheels mean you can use quality sport tires on the RS. Trackday sleeper anyone?

Honda says the sportier wheels also produce a 3-percent increase in acceleration. The CB1100 RS features tighter steering geometry than the standard CB1100, with a rake and trail of 26 degrees/99 mm and wheelbase of 1485 mm (as opposed to 27 degrees/114 mm/ 1490mm) to give faster steering and more responsive handling. The ergonomics of the bike are a little sportier, as well, but seating is still pretty upright. Again: don’t expect to outgun any modern sportbikes; the CB1100 RS weighs in at 252 kg (555 lbs.) wet. But we venture to bet it will handle well for a bike of this size.

The simple dash includes a speedo, tach, gear position indicator and fuel gauge. Where's the Mode selector?

Even on a retro bike, you can't escape the modern rider assist sytems, so ABS is standard equipment here. A seat height of 795 mm (31.3 inches) means most folks will be able to get feet flat on the ground too. Honda says the 16.8-liter (4.4 US gallons) tank should deliver upward of 186 miles of range – that’s about 42 miles per gallon, which is very-much Honda.

The bike’s side panels are pressed aluminum and the streamlined seat performs the trick of simultaneously looking sporty and old-school comfy. The LED tail light isn’t really to my liking but at that point I’m really grasping at straws to find a complaint.

The Honda CB1100 RS looks inviting to us. It says "Come on, let's ride. Every little thing, is gonna be alright."

When mentioning the CB1100 RS’s smaller, lighter 4-2-2 exhaust system Honda quietly mentions that it has been “optimised for resonance and the generation of an evocative four-cylinder engine note.” I’m hoping that means the RS will quell previous murmurings about the CB1100’s lack of character. You want an old-school bike to sound a little old school, after all.

Thank you Honda, may we have another? The Honda CB1100 RS is cool but is their a racier version out there?

Meanwhile, Honda says the bike’s DOHC Inline Four offers linear, “instantly accessible drive… anywhere in the rev range.” The 89hp peak comes around the 7,500 rpm mark, whereas the bike’s peak torque of about 67 ft-lb hits closer to 5,500 rpm.

Beyond these facts and figures we don’t know when the CB1100 RS will be available, nor how much it will cost. To be perfectly honest, we don’t even know if the bike will show up in the United States (Intermot was a European event, after all). What we do know is that we are going to put on our very best pair of Pretty Please Pants and beg Honda to give us a chance to ride this bike as soon as possible.

Honda takes great pride in the CB1100 RS's seamless tank. We agree that these lines are pretty sweet. 2017 Honda CB1100 RS 2017 Honda CB1100 RS 2017 Honda CB1100 RS 2017 Honda CB1100 RS 2017 Honda CB1100 RS 2017 Honda CB1100 RS 2017 Honda CB1100 RS 2017 Honda CB1100 RS 2017 Honda CB1100 RS

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2017 Honda CB1100 RS – A Closer Look

2017 Honda CB1100 RS – A Closer Look

One of the sleeper hits of Intermot 2016 was the Honda CB1100 RS – a sportier, sexier version of the retro-styled CB1100 that’s been around since 2013. But you wouldn’t have known that from Honda’s attitude toward it. At the press conference, Honda showed journalists a charming – perhaps overly saccharine – video telling the story of multiple generations uniting around two wheels. And that was pretty much it.

The CB1100 RS and revamped CB1100 EX were mentioned and seemingly placed aside in more or less a single breath. Big Red was far more eager to unveil the new CBR1000RR SP Fireblade amid a seizure-inducing spin of flashing lights, ear-splitting music, and some impressive pyrotechnics. The official press release that showed up in my inbox after the event offered just two paragraphs on the CB1100 models as well.

My guess is that Honda is keeping its expectations low for the new CB1100 RS in light of the lukewarm reception the CB1100 received three years ago. After being unveiled amid a lot of fanfare, the actual bike left some reviewers and customers feeling flat. RideApart rated it highly, but many other mo-jos felt the CB1100 was a little too Honda perfect, despite the bike’s air/oil-cooled 1140cc inline four having been deliberately tweaked to give a slightly rougher, more old-school feel.

The 2017 Honda CB1100 RS would've been the most amazing bike ever produced...if it was built in the 70s.

The CB1100’s undergone a handful of quiet updates since then, including different tank, different seat, and the addition of a sixth gear. But it still doesn’t seem to have fired the imagination and opened the wallets of enthusiasts in the same way as, say, the Triumph Bonneville T120, or BMW R nineT.

Having seen the CB1100 RS in person, and having instantly fallen in love with its looks, I’m optimistic Honda may have finally gotten things right in this genre. I’m really eager to get a chance to ride the bike, so, to whet my appetite I thought I’d gather up as much information about it as I could find.

The 2017 Honda CB1100 RS is cool and has so much potential. Can you tell we dig it here at RideApart?

Truly Retro

The story of the CB1100 RS starts almost 70 years ago, when the twin-cylinder CB92 Benly was introduced in 1959. The CB series was born and has maintained a place in Honda’s line-up, and the hearts of Honda fans, ever since.

The CB1100 draws its inspiration from the fabled CB750 of the 1960s and 70s. That lived on in various guises until 2003, and almost as soon as it was gone it seems Honda was pining for the bike’s heyday. The CB1100 floated around as a concept for a number of years before finally going into production in Japan in 2010, where it was a hit.

Hopefully the CB1100 RS will be a hit so Honda will bring more of these CB concepts to production.

“As with past CBs, we understand the timeless pleasure that our customers get from owning and riding an air-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle,” said Mitsunobu Imada, who designed the first generation CB1100’s frame, and served as Large Project Leader on the CB1100 RS. “With [this bike] we hope many riders get to appreciate and understand a very traditional motorcycle structure.”

The bike was instantly a personal favorite of Takanobu Ito, the CEO of Honda Motor Co. from 2009 to 2015, serving as his daily commuter. One suspects he may have played a role in pushing the bike from concept to reality, and in seeing it expand to markets outside Japan in 2013.

Honda seems to have got the right mix of old school cool and new tech when it created the CB1100 RS.

Perhaps he also helped keep the concept alive, as an almost immediate refresh of the bike in 2014 suggests it didn’t quite catch on as well as Honda had hoped. Hot on the heels of that refresh came the tweaked-just-enough-for-aficionados-to-notice CB1100 DLX; Europe got the spoke-wheeled CB1100 EX.

For 2017, Honda’s rolling out an updated version of the CB1100 EX, which is equipped with a better suspension, improved exhaust, a slipper clutch, and LED lighting. But the CB1100 RS is what grabs your attention first.

It may look like a traditional headlight, but it is not. The CB1100 RS  is chock full of brilliant LED goodness.

Old-School Sporty

Built on the CB1100 platform, the RS is, admittedly, not very sporty by Honda standards. The new CBR1000RR SP Fireblade, for example, is said to produce upward of 190 hp at peak –– some 100 horses more than the 89 hp delivered by the CB1100 RS. But, of course, 89 hp is still enough to get your license taken away and obviously this moto is about more than mind-melting performance.

Honda takes great pride in its craftsmanship, for instance, a big deal was made of the fact that the new fuel tank is made without seam welds. Analogue dials help to mask the bike’s modernity; its fat Inline-Four gives it the stature of an old-school bruiser. Quality touches are to be found everywhere; an aluminium chain guard replaces the previous plastic design. Adjustable Showa suspension improves handling, and the presence of 17-inch cast aluminum wheels means you can fit quality tires, rather than the bias ply stuff you normally get stuck with on retro bikes.

17-inch wheels mean quality sport tires fit.

MoreThose trick 17-inch wheels mean you can use quality sport tires on the RS. Trackday sleeper anyone?

Honda says the sportier wheels also produce a 3-percent increase in acceleration. The CB1100 RS features tighter steering geometry than the standard CB1100, with a rake and trail of 26 degrees/99 mm and wheelbase of 1485 mm (as opposed to 27 degrees/114 mm/ 1490mm) to give faster steering and more responsive handling. The ergonomics of the bike are a little sportier, as well, but seating is still pretty upright. Again: don’t expect to outgun any modern sportbikes; the CB1100 RS weighs in at 252 kg (555 lbs.) wet. But we venture to bet it will handle well for a bike of this size.

The simple dash also includes a gear indicator and fuel gauge

MoreThe simple dash includes a speedo, tach, gear position indicator and fuel gauge. Where's the Mode selector?

Even on a retro bike, you can't escape the modern rider assist sytems, so ABS is standard equipment here. A seat height of 795 mm (31.3 inches) means most folks will be able to get feet flat on the ground too. Honda says the 16.8-liter (4.4 US gallons) tank should deliver upward of 186 miles of range – that’s about 42 miles per gallon, which is very-much Honda.

The bike’s side panels are pressed aluminum and the streamlined seat performs the trick of simultaneously looking sporty and old-school comfy. The LED tail light isn’t really to my liking but at that point I’m really grasping at straws to find a complaint.

The Honda CB1100 RS looks inviting to us. It says "Come on, let's ride. Every little thing, is gonna be alright."

When mentioning the CB1100 RS’s smaller, lighter 4-2-2 exhaust system Honda quietly mentions that it has been “optimised for resonance and the generation of an evocative four-cylinder engine note.” I’m hoping that means the RS will quell previous murmurings about the CB1100’s lack of character. You want an old-school bike to sound a little old school, after all.

Thank you Honda, may we have another? The Honda CB1100 RS is cool but is their a racier version out there?

Meanwhile, Honda says the bike’s DOHC Inline Four offers linear, “instantly accessible drive… anywhere in the rev range.” The 89hp peak comes around the 7,500 rpm mark, whereas the bike’s peak torque of about 67 ft-lb hits closer to 5,500 rpm.

Beyond these facts and figures we don’t know when the CB1100 RS will be available, nor how much it will cost. To be perfectly honest, we don’t even know if the bike will show up in the United States (Intermot was a European event, after all). What we do know is that we are going to put on our very best pair of Pretty Please Pants and beg Honda to give us a chance to ride this bike as soon as possible.

Honda takes great pride in the CB1100 RS's seamless tank.

MoreHonda takes great pride in the CB1100 RS's seamless tank. We agree that these lines are pretty sweet.2017 Honda CB1100 RS2017 Honda CB1100 RS2017 Honda CB1100 RS2017 Honda CB1100 RS2017 Honda CB1100 RS2017 Honda CB1100 RS2017 Honda CB1100 RS2017 Honda CB1100 RS2017 Honda CB1100 RS

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2017 Honda CB1100 RS, a closer look

But you wouldn’t have known that from Honda’s attitude toward it. At the press conference, Honda showed journalists a charming – perhaps overly saccharine – video telling the story of multiple generations uniting around two wheels. And that was pretty much it.

The CB1100 RS and revamped CB1100 EX were mentioned and seemingly placed aside in more or less a single breath. Big Red was far more eager to unveil the new CBR1000RR SP Firebladeamid a seizure-inducing spin of flashing lights, ear-splitting music, and some impressive pyrotechnics. The official press release that showed up in my inbox after the event offered just two paragraphs on the CB1100 models as well.

My guess is that Honda is keeping its expectations low for the new CB1100 RS in light of the lukewarm reception the CB1100 received three years ago. After being unveiled amid a lot of fanfare, the actual bike left some reviewers and customers feeling flat. RideApart rated it highly, but many other mo-jos felt the CB1100 was a little too Honda perfect, despite the bike’s air/oil-cooled 1140cc inline four having been deliberately tweaked to give a slightly rougher, more old-school feel.

The CB1100’s undergone a handful of quiet updates since then, including different tank, different seat, and the addition of a sixth gear. But it still doesn’t seem to have fired the imagination and opened the wallets of enthusiasts in the same way as, say, the Triumph Bonneville T120, or BMW R nineT.

Having seen the CB1100 RS in person, and having instantly fallen in love with its looks, I’m optimistic Honda may have finally gotten things right in this genre. I’m really eager to get a chance to ride the bike, so, to whet my appetite I thought I’d gather up as much information about it as I could find.

Truly Retro

The story of the CB1100 RS starts almost 70 years ago, when the twin-cylinder CB92 Benly was introduced in 1959. The CB series was born and has maintained a place in Honda’s line-up, and the hearts of Honda fans, ever since.

The CB1100 draws its inspiration from the fabled CB750 of the 1960s and 70s. That lived on in various guises until 2003, and almost as soon as it was gone it seems Honda was pining for the bike’s heyday. The CB1100 floated around as a concept for a number of years before finally going into production in Japan in 2010, where it was a hit.

“As with past CBs, we understand the timeless pleasure that our customers get from owning and riding an air-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle,” said Mitsunobu Imada, who designed the first generation CB1100’s frame, and served as Large Project Leader on the CB1100 RS. “With [this bike] we hope many riders get to appreciate and understand a very traditional motorcycle structure.”

The bike was instantly a personal favorite of Takanobu Ito, the CEO of Honda Motor Co. from 2009 to 2015, serving as his daily commuter. One suspects he may have played a role in pushing the bike from concept to reality, and in seeing it expand to markets outside Japan in 2013.

Perhaps he also helped keep the concept alive, as an almost immediate refresh of the bike in 2014 suggests it didn’t quite catch on as well as Honda had hoped. Hot on the heels of that refresh came the tweaked-just-enough-for-aficionados-to-notice CB1100 DLX; Europe got the spoke-wheeled CB1100 EX.

For 2017, Honda’s rolling out an updated version of the CB1100 EX, which is equipped with a better suspension, improved exhaust, a slipper clutch, and LED lighting. But the CB1100 RS is what grabs your attention first.

Old-School Sporty

Built on the CB1100 platform, the RS is, admittedly, not very sporty by Honda standards. The new CBR1000RR SP Fireblade, for example, is said to produce upward of 190 hp at peak –– some 100 horses more than the 89 hp delivered by the CB1100 RS. But, of course, 89 hp is still enough to get your license taken away and obviously this moto is about more than mind-melting performance.

Honda takes great pride in its craftsmanship, for instance, a big deal was made of the fact that the new fuel tank is made without seam welds. Analogue dials help to mask the bike’s modernity; its fat Inline-Four gives it the stature of an old-school bruiser. Quality touches are to be found everywhere; an aluminium chain guard replaces the previous plastic design. Adjustable Showa suspension improves handling, and the presence of 17-inch cast aluminum wheels means you can fit quality tires, rather than the bias ply stuff you normally get stuck with on retro bikes.

Honda says the sportier wheels also produce a 3-percent increase in acceleration. The CB1100 RS features tighter steering geometry than the standard CB1100, with a rake and trail of 26 degrees/99 mm and wheelbase of 1485 mm (as opposed to 27 degrees/114 mm/ 1490mm) to give faster steering and more responsive handling. The ergonomics of the bike are a little sportier, as well, but seating is still pretty upright. Again: don’t expect to outgun any modern sportbikes; the CB1100 RS weighs in at 252 kg (555 lbs.) wet. But we venture to bet it will handle well for a bike of this size.

Even on a retro bike, you can't escape the modern rider assist sytems, so ABS is standard equipment here. A seat height of 795 mm (31.3 inches) means most folks will be able to get feet flat on the ground too. Honda says the 16.8-liter (4.4 US gallons) tank should deliver upward of 186 miles of range – that’s about 42 miles per gallon, which is very-much Honda.

The bike’s side panels are pressed aluminum and the streamlined seat performs the trick of simultaneously looking sporty and old-school comfy. The LED tail light isn’t really to my liking but at that point I’m really grasping at straws to find a complaint.

When mentioning the CB1100 RS’s smaller, lighter 4-2-2 exhaust system Honda quietly mentions that it has been “optimised for resonance and the generation of an evocative four-cylinder engine note.” I’m hoping that means the RS will quell previous murmurings about the CB1100’s lack of character. You want an old-school bike to sound a little old school, after all.

Meanwhile, Honda says the bike’s DOHC Inline Four offers linear, “instantly accessible drive… anywhere in the rev range.” The 89hp peak comes around the 7,500 rpm mark, whereas the bike’s peak torque of about 67 ft-lb hits closer to 5,500 rpm.

Beyond these facts and figures we don’t know when the CB1100 RS will be available, nor how much it will cost. To be perfectly honest, we don’t even know if the bike will show up in the United States (Intermot was a European event, after all). What we do know is that we are going to put on our very best pair of Pretty Please Pants and beg Honda to give us a chance to ride this bike as soon as possible.

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Новинки Honda на Intermot 2016 | Новости

Компания Honda на выставке Intermot 2016, прошедший в Кёльне на прошлой неделе, представила долгожданное обновление для спортбайка CBR1000RR Fireblade, классического дорожного мотоцикла CB1100EX и его новую модификацию RS.

Honda CBR1000RR SP1 и SP2

В 2017 году линейка спортивных мотоциклов Fireblade отпразднует свой 25-летний юбилей.  В честь этого в Honda подготовили 3 модификации легендарного спортбайка CBR1000RR. На выставке Intermot были представлены спортивные версии SP1 и SP2, а базовую модель покажут в Милане в ноябре.

Инженеры Honda при разработке мотоциклов линейки Fireblade руководствовались принципами, выработанными за годы развития модели, сосредоточившись на поиске оптимального соотношения мощности к массе, для улучшения динамических показателей мотоцикла.

Мотоциклы Honda CBR1000RR SP2 2017 оборудован адаптивной подвеской Öhlins

Четырёхцилиндровый двигатель был полностью переработан – его смогли облегчить на 2 кг. Повышение степени сжатия до 13:1 и изменение механизма ГРМ позволило увеличить максимальную мощность на 11 л.с. и теперь она составляет 189 л.с. при 12 500 об/мин.

На выбор водителя доступны 3 режима работы двигателя, отличающиеся степенью вмеша-тельства систем стабилизации. Кроме того, мотоциклы SP1 и SP2 в базовой комплектации оснащены ассистентом переключения передач – квикшифтером.

Американский гонщик Никки Хайден и новый мотоцикл Honda CBR1000RR SP2

Шасси мотоцикла на 14 кг легче чем у прошлогодней модели CBR1000RR. Рама стала на 10% устойчивей к скручиванию. Для улучшения управляемости и повышения стабильности была изменена её развесовка, а также использованы «топовые» компоненты шасси – алюминиевый маятник Unit Pro-Link, облегчённые колёсные диски и новый подрамник.

Работа электронно-управляемой подвески Öhlins S-EC, впервые применённой на спортбайке Honda, зависит от выбранного режима – все регулировки происходят автоматически, для обеспечения максимальной отдачи в любых ситуациях.

Мотоцикл Honda CB1000RR – новый претендент на звание самого «умного» спортбайка

В качестве приборной панели используется полноцветный TFT-экран, адаптирующийся к уровню освещения. Дисплей имеет три режима индикации: в Street отображаются настройки работы двигателя, систем безопасности, подвесок и ассистента торможения двигателем. Выбор Circuit добавит таймер круга, счётчик кругов и лучшее время круга, а в Mechanic – на экран выводится цифровой тахометр, номер выбранной передачи, угол наклона, температура охлаждающей жидкости и напряжение аккумулятора.

Двигатель «похудел» на 2 килограмма по сравнению с прошлогодней моделью

Мотоцикл Honda CBR1000RR SP2 отличают карбоновые и магниевые детали, кованые колёса Marchesini и эксклюзивная гоночная окраска. Мотоцикл сочетает все преимущества версии SP1, с технологиями используемыми в гоночном прототипе RC213V. Всего планируется выпустить 500 экземпляров SP2.

Сообщается, что для версии SP2 будут доступны пакеты Race и Sport, включающие спортивные комплектующие от заводского тюнинг-ателье Honda Racing (HRC).

Honda CB1100RS

Модель CB1100RS создана на базе классической CB1000EX и позиционируется маркетологами Honda как каферейсер. Но кажется это скорее неоклассик – отсылка к семейству CB 70-х годов.  Новинка выглядит как «настоящий» классический «железный» мотоцикл, да и весит соответствующе – 252 кг.

Новый мотоцикл Honda CB1100RS весит 252 кг, как и полагается «винтажному» байку

На мотоцикл установлен рядный четырехцилиндровый двигатель объёмом 1140 см3, максимальная мощность которого составляет 89 л.с. Шестиступенчатая коробка передач оборудована проскальзывающим сцеплением, предотвращающим блокировку заднего колеса при резком переключении «вниз».

За счёт укороченной подвески Showa DBV мотоцикл стал ниже, а колёсная база уменьшилась до 1485 мм, против 1490 мм у модели CB1100EX. Подобное решение формирует более низкий центр масс, способствующий активному управлению байком.

Мотоцикл смотрится не хуже новых «классиков» от BMW и без сомнения найдет своих почитателей

Чтобы тяжелый байк мог эффективно замедляться, избегая блокировки колёс, тормозную систему Tokico оснастили двухканальной комбинированной ABS.

Мотоцикл будет доступен для заказа в двух цветах: Graphite Black («Черный графит») и Candy Prominence Red («Красный глянец»).

Honda CB1100EX

Обновлённый мотоцикл CB1100EX получил незначительно изменённый двигатель, приведённый в соответствие требованиям экологического стандарта Евро 4, а также новую подвеску и светодиодную оптику.

Модификация CB1100EX укомплектована 18" спицованными колёсами

Мотоцикл оборудован 6-ступенчатой КПП идентичной модели CB1100RS – с фирменным проскальзывающим сцеплением.

Компания Honda не показала все новинки будущего года, чтобы сохранить интригу для выставки EICMA в Милане, где мы наконец-то увидим вседорожный скутер City Adventure и базовую версию спортбайка CBR1000RR.   

 

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2017 Honda CB1100 RS and CB1100 EX Preview

Oh, this is cool. To be sold alongside the standard Honda CB1100 in Europe, the new CB1100 RS is:

“Stripped back and lean, the CB1100 RS has the look of a 1970s race bike, with more than a hint of café racer. The curvaceous fuel tank – made without seam-welded lips – evokes hand-made craftsmanship, while the single round headlight and twin instrument dials outline a timeless silhouette. Adding crisp-edged modernity, all lighting is LED.

“Backing up the sportier styling, the CB1100 RS’s chassis uses sharper geometry than the EX, with firmer Showa suspension, front radial-mount four-piston brakes, cast aluminium 17-inch wheels and sportbike-spec tire sizes. A lower, more compact riding position moves the rider’s weight forward, complementing the chassis changes.

“The air-cooled four-cylinder engine breathes more easily thanks to a revised inlet tract and smaller, lighter 4-2-2 exhaust system while an assist slipper clutch makes for easier lever engagement and rear wheel stability on downshifts.”

Black or red? Now we get modern sport tires on either end instead of vintage 18s, also shorter mufflers said to help boost midrange.

More specifically, rake is steepened a smidge, trail is cut from 114mm to 99 and wheelbase is shortened 5mm to 1485, to bring you a sharper-handling modern vintage bike. A 43mm Showa “Dual Bending Valve” front fork carries the front wheel, while the rear spins in a new swingarm suspended by a pair of remote-res Showa shocks.

Instead of the weird 18-inch wheels on the standard CB, this bike gets 17s in normal sizes, 120/70 ZR17 and 180/55 ZR17, which will aid performance in all kinds of ways including a 3% increase in acceleration due to the gearing change of the smaller rolling diameter of the rear.

The coolest bit is that 4.4-gallon fuel tank that does away with the seam-welded lips along the bottom edges. New brushed alloy sidepanels, a slimmer seat and a bunch of other subtle styling cues make this one for the CB connoisseur.

That air-cooled 1140cc inline Four remains unchanged, but the four PGM-FI 32mm throttle bodies are fed through a shortened air inlet tract and new air cleaner, and work with a pair of shorter chrome-plated mufflers to boost low and mid-rpm engine response.

Finally, the RS gets a slipper clutch with a die-cast aluminum cam and slipper cam that saves weight, reduces lever effort by 16% and minimizes rear wheel ‘hop’ on crazy downshifts.

CB1100 EX

Yours in yellow or white.

Meanwhile, the CB1100 EX gets all the same upgrades as the RS, but continues on with redesigned 18-inch spoke wheels wearing 110/80 R18 and 140/70 R18 tires. Smaller aluminum hubs lace the wheel rim with 40 longer stainless steel (rather than 48 before) zinc-plated spokes. Twin 296mm floating discs up front are mated to four-piston Nissin calipers, with a 256mm disc and single-piston caliper at the rear. ABS is standard.

Follow the rest of our 2016 Intermot Show coverage for more information on new motorcycle announcements.

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