Honda has announced the 2017 CB1100 EX, a motorcycle styled after the renowned 1969 Honda CB750. That model was the world’s first production superbike and transformed the world of motorcycling when it debuted.
The CB1100 EX’s sculpted fuel tank, blacked-out air-cooled four-cylinder, and spoked wheels are strongly reminiscent of what the company calls “Hondas from a bygone age.” While illumination comes from an appropriately retro single round headlight, the light has now been modernized with LED power instead of a bulb.
From the riding position, simple, easy-to-read twin instrument dials also evoke the CBs of old.
“As with past CBs, we understand the timeless pleasure that our customers get from owning and riding an air-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle,” said Mitsunobu Imada, head of the 2017 CB1100 EX project. “We hope many riders get to appreciate and understand a very traditional motorcycle structure.” Hopefully a similar philosophy will spill over into the automotive department too.