Here's Why The Honda CB1100 was a MASSIVE Failure…


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Back by popular demand is the Honda CB1100! Today I’m discussing why I think the motorcycle did not do well stateside in terms of sales. In fact, the bike did so poorly that Honda ceased stateside deliveries after 2014, only a year after its introduction to the U.S. market. Keep in mind, this is purely speculation on my part. I thoroughly enjoy riding this motorcycle and think everyone should at least give it a try. I’ll also share my thoughts and impressions of the bike, do a walk around, 0-60, and see if we can get it up on one wheel! Enjoy!

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  1. Your wheelies r always sweet. How do u like this compared to wheeling the Harley…. my fat bob is work, fun but a major challenge …

  2. Great review… I love my fat bob but I think that Honda is the perfect middle bike . Cruise, play around. Passenger, 4 cylender …. may be my next bike

  3. I love mine. Bought it from Ride Now in Chandler for $7k. I love the looks, sound, and the way it rides but the lack of power was such a disappointment, I lost a race to a Camaro!

  4. Because this motorcycle to heavy and too high that's why they not popular . for the average person especially in the Asian country also the same look for the years

  5. I remember driving by this bike in a window many a month dreaming about it. It was beautiful. But the price was just too high.

  6. Definitely the most true to the original, beautiful,retro styled bike there is.If they bring it back to the states,I’ll buy one immediately.

  7. I have ‘17 cb1100ex and love it. The ‘17 has much improved Shoei suspension and better exhaust system. I tested the triumph t120, Yamaha xsr 900 and Kawasaki z900rs . The Honda is very different with an air cooled engine, so not as fast but amazing how the cb feels to me on road…..great balance, feel and sound, and plenty fast for me. I did not dislike any of the other bikes, but did not want to get off the cb when test rode. It is engineered and put together so well too. The impeccable fit and finish of the cb is head and shoulders above anything you compare it to. But many don’t appreciate this and the premium price required vs other faster ujm bikes. So it does not sell well.

  8. If I had the money I would have bought a deluxe model, I personally enjoy the old look of the CB 400 and 750s and still have a CB400A

  9. I'd agree with your assessment. You do a great job of putting the heifer up in the air. I'd like to see them bring the CB1100RS to the USA but that probably won't happen fast enough, so that Z900RS might have to do.

  10. I stopped doing donuts back in HS. It was never PR'd by Honda. But you do have a point about the price. I would buy the new CB1100RS for 12K because I own two CB1100's, 2013/2017EX, both bought used. Once you ride a CB1100, you know immediately how much smoother ride it is than any of the other bikes of its size. Honda needs to bring the RS here and promote it!

  11. Owner of two of those. The only problem before 2014, it had 5 gears and 6 is great to have while cruising! Great reliable bike with high attention to details, fit and finish… It's a bit heavy though..

  12. I like the looks but here in Holland the price point is absurd, €16.500 or $18.000 USD equivalent. I've not seen one of them outside the dealer showroom

  13. I have had the 2014 model for about 2 years now. I think the concept behind it when it was developed back in mid 2000s, the Engineers from Japan just want to recreate the 70s and 80s CB as much as possible. they have even make the engine ticks and sounds the same way as the CB750, and the first thing first is it have to be air cooled like the old ones (unlike Kawasaki). that makes it a great bike just like the old CB750s but like you said, only certain people will be interested in it. When the old CB750 came out it was the only large displacement 4 cylinder bike on the market and kinda defined the sports bike during 60s 70s and 80s, and people are amazed by its performance. Nowadays, the CB1100 is just a modernized version of CB, and it's still great, smooth like silk, easy to maintain, comfortable to ride. But the time have changed. With the variety of market as today, it's hard for people to choose a bike like CB1100, when you can get a 600 super sport for a couple of grand less. For me it's no longer the number or performance level of this bike. It's just this spirit of riding and the legendary style. Great bike after all, enjoy every moment riding it.


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