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Honda Concept CB and CB1100 Custom retro classic bikes to debut at Tokyo

Honda Concept CB

The CB Concept is likely to enter production as a next gen model without any significant change.

The Honda Concept CB and CB1100 Custom have been announced for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show 2015. Despite its name, the former is a near production model which is likely to go on sale as the next gen CB1100.

The save for a restyled fuel tank, seat and air box, there is nothing new in the Concept CB. It continues to use the same headlamp, instrument console, suspension system and engine. Honda may be using the term Concept so that it will have an opportunity to tweak the design further in case the feedback form public falls short of its internal expectations. In our opinion, the Concept CB still continues to uphold the classy old school charm of the nameplate.

Honda CB1100 Custom concept

The Honda CB1100 Custom concept adopts a cafe racer theme with full black treatment.

Coming to he CB1100 Custom which is based on the existing model, the one-off derivative adopts a cafe racer theme and favors black elements instead of chrome. The black treatment covers instrument pods, front suspension, alloy wheels, cycle parts and exhaust. The motorcycle also sports white chequered decals on the fuel tank and side cowls in addition to cafe-racer style rear view mirrors.

Honda CB1100 Custom concept rear three quarter

No changes are expected in the 89.7 PS 1,140 inline four-cylinder engine.

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Honda hasn’t talked about the engine specifications of the two retro classic motorcycles. We expect the 1,140 cc inline four-cylinder air and oil-cooled engine to continue pumping out 89.7 PS (66 KW) at 7,500 rpm and 93 Nm of torque at 5,0000 rpm, when paired to a 5-speed transmission.



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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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