Honda reveals updated CB1100EX and new CB1100RS

New styling and upgrades for traditional roadster

Honda reveals updated CB1100EX and new CB1100RS

HONDA has unveiled an updated CB1100EX along with a new version of the traditional naked bike, the CB1100RS.

The CB1100RS (pictured above) has ‘sharper chassis geometry’ and uprated suspension according to Honda.

It’s got a new 43mm Showa ‘dual bending valve two-piece fork’ and remote reservoir shocks, plus 17-inch cast aluminium wheels and dual radial-mounted Tokico four-piston brake calipers.

The 1140cc air-cooled in-line-four engine features a revised inlet and exhaust system.

A ‘lower, more compact riding position moves the rider’s weight forward’ according to Honda.

A new, curvier tank does away with the seam-welded lips along the bottom edges, and ‘pays homage both to CB history and contemporary style’ Honda says.

A cutaway section shows off the cam cover to the rider and it’s topped with an aircraft style filler cap.

The EX features a similar new tank plus new stainless steel spoked 18-inch wheels, Showa suspension and LED lights front and rear.

It’s also got a Showa dual bending valve fork and Showa shocks.

Both versions now have an assist slipper clutch and are compliant with the latest Euro4 emission limits, with smaller and lighter twin silencers.

The RS comes in black or red and the EX in white and yellow.

Both have been revealed today at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany, with price and full specs to be confirmed.


Here's a walkaround video of the CB1100RS:

The 2017 CB1100EX