Honda CB1100RS: Retro mus­cle from the Big H and don’t miss Moto Guzzi’s ap­peal­ing new V7 III Spe­cial.

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THE FACTS O 88.5bhp O 252kg O Seat height 795mm

This tasty new RS ver­sion of the re­freshed CB1100 is jump­ing all over the café racer resur­gence, with its up­rated 43mm Showa Dual Bend­ing Valve two-piece front fork and re­mote reser­voir rear shocks, 17- inch cast alu­minium wheels and dual ra­dial To­kico calipers. The mas­sive en­gine now breathes through re­vised in­let and ex­haust sys­tems and gets a slip/as­sist clutch, too.

The RS’S chas­sis uses sharper ge­om­e­try than its more tra­di­tional EX sib­ling, with firmer Showa sus­pen­sion, and a lower, more com­pact rid­ing po­si­tion. It also ben­e­fits from a set of beefy ra­dial To­kico calipers grip­ping 310mm float­ing discs, and ABS is stan­dard – so the RS should have no prob­lems haul­ing its mass to a stop. It’s not the ‘R’ we’d all love to see, but it’s get­ting closer.

HALL 3A STAND 3G20, 3H20, 3H15

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