Back in 1969, Honda kickstarted the tradition of Universal Japanese Motorcycles (UJM) with the successful introduction of the CB750. Now the Japanese manufacturer has added some sporting flair to the largest UJM of the lot, the CB1300. The 2019 Honda CB1300 Super Four and Super Bol d'Or are being released in Japan with a new dark color scheme and high-performance Sport Production (SP) variants. The stealthy paint jobs and upgraded SP versions will be available for both the CB1300 Super Four and the front-faired CB1300 Super Bol d’Or by October 26, 2018.
The 2019 CB1300 Super Four SP and CB1300 Super Bol d’Or SP get special Pearl Hawks Eye Blue color schemes, adjustable 43 mm Öhlins telescopic front forks, adjustable Öhlins piggyback rear dual shocks (replacing Showa), and Brembo four-piston monoblock front calipers (replacing Nissin). The advanced Öhlins suspension systems bring the seat heights of both motorcycles up from 780 mm to 790 mm.
The Honda CB1300 Super Four is powered by a water-cooled 1,284cc DOHC in-line four that makes 110 PS at 7,250 rpm and 118 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The muscular UJM is built around a double cradle frame, has a fuel capacity of 21 L, and weighs 268 kg. The MSRP of the regular CB1300 starts at ¥1,374,000 while the SP goes for ¥1,474,000.
The Honda CB1300 Super Bol d’Or wears a front fairing for greater protection against the elements as well as extra endurance styling. After all, its namesake refers to the prestigious 24-hour motorcycle endurance race in France. The CB1300 Super Bol d’Or is heavier than the non-faired Super Four at 274 kg. The MSRP of the regular CB1300 Super Bold d’Or starts at ¥1,714,000 while the SP goes for ¥1,814,000.
Honda has also given the regular 2019 CB1300 Super Four and Super Bol d’Or additional Darkness Black Metallic paint jobs for those who want to blend into the shadows a little better. Meanwhile, the Japanese brand has assured the public that the traditional Pearl Sunbeam White will remain available.
All variants of the CB1300 already come with LED lighting, 10-spoke wheels, 310 mm dual front brake discs, 256 mm rear single discs, ABS, and adjustable brake levers. The big, naked Japanese roadsters also feature heated grips with 5 temperature settings, 12V charging sockets, and proprietary Honda Ingnition Security Systems (HISS).