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.

  • 2013 Honda CB1100
  • Year:
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  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    Five Speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    87 @ 7500
  • Displacement:
    1140 cc
  • Price:

Transverse-Four Engine

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Smooth, powerful, compact, and free-revving, Honda’s inline fours set the standard in the class. The new CB1100’s engine displaces 1140cc and features air cooling for a timeless look—why hide it under a fairing?

With an engine this size, you get power everywhere—enough to go on a spirited street ride, an hour-long cruise, or carry a passenger with ease.

The polished aluminum accents on the CB1100 are more expensive, but are an example of the quality, design, and detail that make the CB1100 a uniquely premium motorcycle.

The engine is combined with and advanced PGM-FI Fuel Injection. Improved cold-weather startups, no-drama high-altitude riding and no choke are just three benefits of fuel injection.

Four-Into-One Exhaust

The CB1100’s four-into-one pipe gives this bike a crisp sound, and the chrome finish is a great highlight, too.

Steel Chassis

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There’s something about a good, twin-loop full-cradle steel chassis in basic black that not only looks great, but offers plenty of modern chassis geometry too. You’ll find the new CB1100 handles as well as it looks.

Combined with the CB1100’s steel-tube full-cradle twin-loop frame, the stout aluminum swingarm is part of the CB1100’s excellent handling package.

Easy to adjust and equipped. Featuring preload adjustability, the CB1100’s rear suspension proves that the traditional design, done right, can still provide excellent handling characteristics.

A traditional design, the 41mm fork features spring preload adjustability and is plenty strong for sporty rides and, along with the wide bar, gives the CB1100 a light feel around town.

Brake Time

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The CB1100 features front and rear disc brakes, and the thoroughly modern option of Honda’s Combined Anti-lock Brake System. That makes for powerful, sure stops. Because you never know what the open road is going to throw at you.

Comfortable Riding Position

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One of the reasons so many riders like Honda’s classic fours was because they were comfortable. Same for the new CB1100. Ride it for ten minutes or two hours and you’ll see that it’s one of the easiest-to-live-with machines in any class.

Jump on the saddle and you’ll be greated by the chrome-rimmed speedometer and tachometer, both analog and easy-to-read. What could be better than that? The new CB1100 also offers a digital clock, odometer and illuminated engine diagnostic indicators.


Engine Type 1140cc air- and oil-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore And Stroke 73.5mm x 67.2mm
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 32mm throttle bodies
Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive 530 O-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension 41mm fork with spring preload adjustability
Rear Suspension Dual shocks with spring preload adjustability
Front Brake Dual four-piston calipers with full-floating 296mm discs
Rear Brakes Single-caliper 256mm disc
Front Tire 110/80-18
Rear Tire 140/70-18
Rake 27.0 degrees (Caster Angle)
Trail 107mm (4.2 inches)
Wheelbase 58.7 inches
Seat Height 31.3 inches
Fuel Capacity 3.9 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Emissions Meets current EPA standards
Available Colors Candy Red
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  (1) posted on 04.24.2013

Wanted to buy one of these. Talked to the Honda dealer in Jan. Bike came in in March. Went down and took a look at it. Black engine, why a black engine, all the pictures on the web show a silver engine like the CB750’s. Needless to say I didn’t buy it. Sorry Honda, why show the public one thing and try to sell the public another? Two thumbs down!

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