Honda Concept CB revealed

Is this the next-gen CB1100?

AT a quick glance it looks pretty much like the current CB1100 but this is Honda’s Concept CB and it’s probably a preview of the next-generation version of the firm’s big retro machine.

Revealed as part of the firm’s Tokyo Show preview today, there’s no information about the bike other than its name. It clearly uses the existing engine and chassis, as well as the same suspension and brakes as the current CB1100, but there’s a new fuel tank shape, a tweaked seat and new footrests and hangers. The airbox is also reshaped to give a more classic look.

Not exactly the sort of jaw-dropping stuff you’d expect on a ‘concept’ bike, is it? That means it’s probably destined for production.

The firm also revealed a bike called the CB1100 Custom Concept, which is – confusingly – based on the existing CB1100, but gains a café-racer look complete with chequered flag paintwork and remote-reservoir shocks, plus an all-black engine and exhaust and bar-end-mounted mirrors.

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