The 2017 Honda CB1100RS is a sportier version of the CB1100 which has been around since 2013. Although skeptics and critics hold that Honda’s foray into the retro standard has never really taken off, that company seems to have nailed it this time. This new CB1100RS is a true fascination not just for the visual appeal but also with performance and the overall ride experience. The Honda has also revised the engine for bringing out a promising performance.
2017 Honda CB1100RS – Design and Other Detail
The design of 2017 Honda CB1100RS is truly a wonderland as it pronounces a timeless retrospective. Some of the design elements that convey this model as a pure classic include a steel fuel tank, round LED headlights and chrome fenders. Some of the features that are worth noting are:
Bringing a modern take with technological convenience is the digital instruments. As these digital meters have been tucked in round chrome housing, they sport a vintage appeal.
This new CB1100RS is also Honda’s one of the easiest-to-live-with machines, as it’s seat, provides a comfortable riding position. The seat eliminates fatigue which allows riders to enjoy more quality riding.
The Honda has used a steel swingarm in this 2017 CB1100RS which ensures an excellent handling.
The overall dimensions of this new Honda CB1100RS have also gone through revisions. The specifications include:
• Rake – 27.0˚ (caster angle)
• Wheelbase – 58.7 inches
• Trail – 114 mm (4.4 inches)
• Fuel Capacity – 4.4 gallons
• Seat Height – 31.2 inches
• Curb Weight – 540 pounds
The endoskeleton of the new 2017 CB1100RS is a twin-loop full-cradle steel chassis. Given the frame’s retro styling, Honda has used modern construction techniques and lightweight materials to enhance traction and handling. The result is a retro model with handling capabilities of a modern bike.
Suspension and Brakes
The suspension system (both front and rear) of this new Honda CB1100RS wears a retro look and incorporates great functionality. Further details are listed below.
• Front Suspension – 41 mm fork type with 4.21 inches travel and spring preload adjustability.
• Rear Suspension – Twin shocks with 4.49 inches travel and spring preload adjustability
• Rear Brakes – Single caliper 256 mm disc with ABS
• Front Brakes – Dual 4 piston caliper with ABS and full-floating 296 mm discs
2017 Honda CB1100RS – Engine Specs
The 2017 Honda CB1100RS uses a newly tuned air cooled 4 cylinder engine that is subtly blacked out. There is a natural aluminum finish to the engine cover; cam cover is of burnished aluminum and a silver finish to the cylinder head. Other details of this engine include:
• Displacement – 1140cc
• Bore – 73.5 mm
• Stroke – 67.2 mm
• Ignition – Full transistorized
• Compression Ratio – 9.5: 1
• Transmission – 6 speed
• Induction – PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 32 mm throttle bodies
• Fuel Economy – 42 mpg
• Valve Train – DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
• Final Drive – 530 O-ring sealed chain
2017 Honda CB1100RS – Warranty, Price and Competitors
The 2017 Honda CB1100RS comes with a 1 year factory warranty with Honda Protection Plan and unlimited mileage. As of now, the official pricing of this model is yet to be announced and could be declared any sooner. The Moto Guzzi V7 is its biggest rival.