The Bikes That Honda Should be Building
It appears that Honda wanted to make some bikes that harkened back to the Honda CB750 four-cylinder that really changed the world. That’s why the company reached out to 5Four Motorcycles to have the company created a limited run of CB1100 RS motorcycles that have been reworked with retro style.
The CB1100 RS and crafted a true cafe racer out of it, using Showa suspension, front radial-mount four-piston brakes, and cast-aluminum wheels that measure 17-inches Guy Willison of 5Four Motorcycles decided to take the bike and go further with it.
The bike gets Renthal Ultra Low handlebars, Tomaselli racing grips, short racing brake levers, and billet mirrors, according to MoreBikes. The bike also gets a hand-stitched Alcantara and leather solo seat, a handcrafted fairing, and some Racefit Urban Growler exhausts. Willison said the following about the project:
So we’re making a strictly limited production run of 54 CB1100 RS 5Four motorcycles, each individually numbered. The number is etched subtly into the number 5 of the nickel plated 5Four badge which itself is inset into the tailpiece. And the paintwork had to hark back to the period in my youth when Honda dominated World Endurance Racing with their Red, White and Blue Works racers; there are no stickers or transfers – even the retro Honda logo and Wing are lovingly hand-painted.
The price for this bike is set at £15,554 (about $19,300). I have never been so jealous of a motorcycle that the USA won’t get. The bike looks like a true work of art, and I want one. This is the style of bike I’d love to see Honda do more of. I think they would sell a boatload of them.