Norton Motorcycles has begun shipping its Commando 961 to American dealerships, marking the first delivery of new motorcycles from the brand to the U.S. in over 30 years. The shipped models are also some of the the first batch of motorcycles to roll out of Norton’s new Hastings House manufacturing facility. The British manufacturer has […]
2014 Honda CB1100 and CB1100 Deluxe Announced
The Honda CB1100 has only been available in the U.S. for a year now, but it’s already getting an update as well as a Deluxe variant for 2014. Honda’s retro-styled roadster carries on the lineage of the CB750 Four, with a number of important changes.
The biggest change is the six-speed transmission which replaces the 2013 model’s five-speed gearbox. The extra gear should improve fuel economy, reducing the engine speed required for highway cruising. Also new is the instrument cluster which now includes a gear position indicator, fuel economy display and trip computer.
The CB1100 Deluxe adds anti-lock brakes, ribbed seat, restyled side covers and a larger 4.6-gallon fuel tank compared to the regular CB1100′s 3.9-gallon tank. The most notable difference between the two models is the second exhaust on the left side, providing a more symmetric appearance. In Europe, the Deluxe model is known as the CB1100EX and is equipped with wire-spoked wheels but here in the U.S., we’ll have to settle for a Deluxe with cast aluminum ten-spoke wheels.
Both the CB1100 and CB1100 Deluxe are equipped with 41mm forks and dual rear shocks (both spring preload-adjustable), and dual front disc brakes with four-piston calipers. Honda claims the CB1100 has a curb weight of 540 pounds while the CB1100 Deluxe claims a heftier 570.9 pounds.
Honda says the CB1100 and CB1100 Deluxe should arrive in American showrooms in March. The 2014 CB1100 will be offered in Black with a $10,399 price tag. The Deluxe model will be available in Candy Red for $11,499.