Always the one.
Stripped back and lean, the CB1100 RS has the look of a 1970s race bike, with more than a hint of café racer. The curvaceous fuel tank – made without seam-welded lips – evokes hand-made craftsmanship, while the single round headlight and twin instrument dials outline a timeless silhouette. Adding crisp-edged modernity, all lighting is LED.
At the heart of the CB1100 RS is its muscular 1140cc DOHC engine. Linear, instantly accessible drive is what this bike is all about, and there is plenty of it, anywhere in the rev range.
The CB1100 RS features tighter steering geometry than the CB1100 EX, with rake and trail of 26°/99mm and wheelbase of 1485mm to give faster steering and more responsive handling. A lower, more compact riding position moves the rider’s weight forward, complementing the chassis changes.
The CB1100 RS is also equipped with a Showa Dual Bending Valve 43mm two-piece front fork, remote reservoir rear shocks, plus 17-inch cast aluminium wheels and dual radial-mount four-piston brake calipers all helping to provide excellent ride quality and precise road holding.