Honda CB

Honda CB

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Honda CD1100’s roots can be found back in 1969 when the Japanese manufacturer launched the iconic CB750K0, a bike that managed to attract a lot of fans thanks to its advanced technologies, high performances and top notch reliability.

The modern Honda CB1100 keeps all of the advantages of its ancestor, but is equipped with a stronger 1140 cc fuel injected engine and many other modern features which make it cope perfectly with today’s standards.

The motorcycle is built on a strong twin-loop full-cradle steel chassis with a modern geometry, which is perfectly suited for the requirements of this class.

In terms of style, the 2013 Honda CB1100 keeps the same classic lines of its predecessor, but here and there, you will find various elements which give it a contemporary touch.

The motorcycle rides on a twin-shock rear suspension which features preload adjustability. The front wheel is kept in check by a 41mm fork which also comes with spring preload adjustability.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda CB1100.

With nine horsepower on tap and a claimed mileage of 70kmpl (164 mpg), Honda’s new CB Twister promises to shake up the 100-125cc segment.

From its name, we can easily imply that the 110cc CB Twister is inspired by the bigger CB1000R. The core USP of this motorcycle is in its style, but the users will not only get their pleasure from its design, they also will get it from the features on this quintessential sports bike. You’ll feel content with the tubeless tires, the maintenance-free battery, and a viscous air filter which improves performance and reduces maintenance cost. Other features like the short muffler and the half chain are attributes that define how stylish this motorcycle is.

Though the styling of the Honda CB Twister was designed at Honda’s Italian design studio with the CB1000R as inspiration, the motorcycle is manufactured for the demanding Indian customer. Particularly, the bike seeks to meet the requirements of the Indian youngster in both rural and urban areas.

Find out more about the Honda CB Twister after the jump.

There are a lot of things about the refreshed Honda CB Shine that just, well, shine. In an effort to make the bike more interesting to the Indian market, Honda decided to give the CB Shine a number of new color choices, including Monsoon Grey Metallic and Force Silver Metallic. On top of that, Honda decided to fit the bike with tubeless tires that complement the six-black crossed wheels.

More than just handling and aesthetics, the CB Shine also comes with a 125 cc engine that produces 10.12 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 10.54 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is then complemented by a four-speed transmission with a multiple clutch, providing the kind of technical efficiency that has made it a popular model in India.

It’s not the kind of powerful bike that will own the road, but it’s lack of menacing stance isn’t considered a hindrance. Rather, the Honda CB Shine’s all-around versatility is the perfect answer for the traffic congested roads of India.

Find out more about the Honda CB Shine after the jump.

We don’t know how effective of a name "Unicorn Dazzler" is in juicing up people’s imaginations, but Honda doesn’t seem to have any problems with it. If they so choose to name their bike as such, who are we to disagree?

The Honda Unicorn variant owes its success as a product of its competition with other esteemed brands like Yamaha and KTM . In order to stay ahead of the competition, Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) released the new bike from the Honda Unicorn variants, namely Honda Dazzler.

Since it was introduced at the Delhi Auto Show, this bike has become a hot commodity in the Indian society. It is very fit for the users who want to get more masculine looks.

Fitted with a 149 cc, 4-stroke engine with a cooling system, the Honda Unicorn Dazzler can flex its muscles with the very best of them. It has the power - 14 horsepower at 8,500 rpm - and peak of torque - 12.74 Nm at 6,500 rpm - to make a statement to the competition. When you factor in the bike’s strong and macho looks, complete with 17" tires with 110/80 in the rear and 80/100 in the front, this Honda Dazzler is the picture of machismo.

Find out more about the Honda Unicorn Dazzler after the jump.

Few may have heard of the Tarantulas, a motorcycle custom garage based in the Portland, Oregon that specializes in bike restorations and custom builds. But with their skill and talent in building some pretty slick machines, due props have to be given out.

One of their creations that sparked some interest is called the Natural, a restored and modified 1976 Honda CB750F SS that drives home the classic touches mixed in with modern modifications.

According to the Tarantulas, the bike took a couple of years to make and started off as an abandoned bike that was eventually turned into a classic piece of steel and muscle. To give the bike the look of a neo-retro cruiser, the Tarantulas decided to give it a brushed metal treatment complemented by leather-looking vinyl, gum rubber, and Tarozzi rear seats that will be stripped down and powder-coated.

Other design details about the Natural include custom clip-ons, a new rear cowel with an oil tank and battery box, new headlight ears, levers and hard lines, all of which were built by James Crowe and his boys over at Crowe Customs.

The Honda CB450 Cafe Racer "Bonita Applebum" started its life as a 1971 Honda CB450 bought from eBay, and believe it or not, the bike was built in a small apartment. After buying all the items needed from eBay, Pepe Luque - the guy who now owns the bike - started to clean, paint, and spit polish every piece before installing them on the frame.

Besides some minor fine-tuning, Luque worked on this project all by himself, including upsizing the main jets to compensate for the airflow in and out of the motor and replacing the Pirelli tires for some Firestones. As for the exterior paint, it was inspired by a CB450 Armadillo, while the handgrips and seat color was suggested by his flatmate. Why is the fact that he built the whole thing by himself so noteworthy? Well, Pepe Luque is colorblind.

When explaining how he came about picking the colors and getting everything just right for the bike to work, he said: "The main section I really struggled with was the wiring of the bike. As you could imagine, being color blind did not help with the colors of the wires. I was very fortunate that my girl and my brother’s wife helped with labelling the wires. For instance, yellow with a white trace, I labelled FLB (front left blinker) and so on. It took me by surprise that I nailed the wiring on first go."

Hit the jump to watch the video.

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Children, please avert your eyes. Honda has unveiled (pun intended) their new CB1000R, a high-performance and versatile "naked bike," at the EICMA Show. This sassy lady takes its inspiration from the seminal four-cylinder classic CB750K0 introduced by Honda in 1969 and will go on sale in the spring of 2011 with only one exterior paint option available: Pearl Black.

The new CB1000R is powered by a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for loads of right-now power. Sophisticated Gravity Die-Cast technology creates a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction for light weight. The distinctive single-sided aluminum swingarm features a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability for excellent rear suspension action.

And there’s a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and radial-mounted dual 310mm disc brakes up front. Perhaps best of all, the roomy seating position delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel and two-up riding.

Press release after the jump.

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A café racer fan found this 1977 Honda CB750 on eBay and made it his for a couple hundred bucks. The bike was sitting in a barn for a couple of years, but it was fully functional and could be ridden for the next few months before the café racer transformation began.

First thing first, clubman bars and a tri-bar headlight were added so that the bike would lose its factory look. Also, the seat was reformed and reupholstered so that it would add a sporty look and yet offer plenty of comfort. After getting its carbs synchronized, exhaust pipes trimmed and brakes overhauled, the old CB was already transforming into a much sweater ride.

But this Honda’s Norton-like toutch was to be given during the second stage of the customization process by a new tank paintjob. In the end, this looks like a sweet and comfy café racer with plenty of years left to spend on the road. Hear it after the jump.

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If you’re looking to buy a nice café racer to ride the summer on, we just came across one that is worth taking a look at. It originally started as a 1976 Honda CB550 which seems to have ended up in the right hands and after being fitted with parts such as the café seat, clubman drop bars with mini chrome gauges and 4 into 1 MAC exhaust, it is now worthy of the Honda CB550 café racer designation.

The owner claims “the bike only has 8604 miles on it so the engine is rock solid” and the only thing it needs is a new paintjob. How’s that for a way to make it suit your taste?

Considering the $2,900 asking price, this café racer looks to us like the find of the day. Hit the jump for the entire list of changes.

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Honda barely introduced their latest big four model, the CB1100 and Japanese tuner Mugen has already released a package of bits and pieces for future owners to easily turn their nakeds into café racers worthy of the 1970s.

The café racer kit is mainly composed from a silver headlamp cowl and a racy looking seat, while the matt black fenders and sports exhausts are just the right touches to help set this bike further apart from the naked crowd and closer to the café racer one. Hit the jump for the Mugen CB1100 café racer action video.

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