See that, Fred­die? That’s me that is...


Honda have made their smooth, charm­ing CB1100 even slicker for 2017, with an eas­ier-breath­ing mo­tor, Showa dual-bend­ing forks and new, shorter si­lencers. Stain­less spokes and a new cus­tard paint scheme as well. Even more en­tic­ing is the new RS vari­ant with its 1970s Su­per­bike racer looks. It uses stiffer up­graded sus­pen­sion, ra­dial brake calipers, sportier ge­om­e­try (it’s higher at the rear, so has a taller seat too) and cast wheels. The rid­ing po­si­tion’s more com­pact too, with more weight on the front. Still want that Thrux­ton?

Not quite as cool as a 1981 CB1100R , but RS has denitely got some­thing

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