American Honda to Offer 2017 CB1100 EX

Retro-styled model upgraded with refreshed lines and performance improvements

2017 Honda CB1100 EX
2017 Honda CB1100 EXHonda

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

Old school became new school in 2013, when Honda brought the CB1100 to the U.S., 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, the CB1100 EX has been imbued with extra layers of retro style and several performance upgrades. 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.

2017 Honda CB1100 EX
Headlight detail on the new 2017 Honda CB1100 EXHonda

"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 Mr. Mitsunobu Imada, Large Project Leader for the 2017 CB1100 EX. "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."

2017 Honda CB1100 EX
Gauge and handlebar detail on the 2017 Honda CB1100 EXHonda

CB1100 EX
The CB1100 EX outlines the proportion and silhouette of a true 1970s superbike. Its curvaceous fuel tank, which now has a seamless design, evokes handmade craftsmanship, while the single round headlight and twin instrument dials denote Hondas from a bygone age. Adding crisp-edged modernity, the front and rear lights are now LED and new 18-inch wheels run stainless steel spokes. The classic tubular-steel frame has relaxed steering geometry, sure-footed stability and neutral handling characteristics. The 41mm Showa Dual Bending Valve fork (SDBV) and twin Showa shocks offer improved suspension compliance, and ABS brakes are standard. The subtly blacked-out engine breathes more easily thanks to revised inlets and smaller, lighter dual chrome mufflers, producing linear, instantly accessible power and torque. An assist slipper clutch makes for easier lever engagement and rear-wheel stability on downshifts. With its classic lines, the CB1100 EX conjures memories, mixing the engine's addictive performance and soulful sound with evocative appeal. It's also a machine to savor and contemplate from every angle.

Color: Candy Red
Price: TBA
Availability: May 2017

2017 Honda CB1100 EX
Tail section detail on the new 2017 Honda CB1100 EXHonda
Engine Type 1140cc air-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore And Stroke 73.5mm x 67.2mm
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 32mm throttle bodies
Ignition Full transistorized
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive #530 O-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension 41mm fork with spring preload adjustability; 4.21 inches travel
Rear Suspension Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability; 4.49 inches travel
Front Brake Dual four-piston calipers with full-floating 296mm discs with ABS
Rear Brakes Single-caliper 256mm disc with ABS
Front Tire 110/80R-18
Rear Tire 140/70R-18
Rake 27.0 degrees (Caster Angle)
Trail 114mm (4.4 inches)
Wheelbase 58.7 inches
Seat Height 31.2 inches
Fuel Capacity 4.4 gallons
Curb Weight 540 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
Model ID CB1100CAH
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Candy Red
Factory Warranty Information One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

For more information, check out Honda's page HERE