This year’s edition of the Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) pushed through despite the pandemic. Those in attendance were witness to some of the latest motorcycles to hit the Asian market. One of them is the newest edition of the Honda CB1300.

Honda CB1300 Super Four and CB1300 Bol d’Or

Honda CB1300 launched at the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show image

Introduced in 1998, the Honda CB1300 is probably the largest among all Universal Japanese Motorcycles (UJMs) that is still in production. At the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show, Honda introduces its newest version fit for the 21st century.

Developed under the concept “The ultimate legacy of the legend. On every route”, both the new CB1300 Super Four and the faired CB1300 Bol d’Or, now comes equipped with a ride-by-wire system, assist-slipper clutch, and cruise control.

Also, Honda managed to equip these big UJMs with 3 riding modes: Standard, Sport, and Rain. Also new for 2021-onwards is the addition of adjustable shock absorbers from Showa for both the front and rear.

New CB1300 launched at the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show imageCB1300 Bol d'Or

The SRP for the new CB1300 Super Four will be ThB575,000 (roughly PhP902,000), while the CB1300 Bol d’Or will be sold at ThB600,000 (roughly PhP941,000). Bear in mind that these price conversions do not include PH taxes and duties.

In addition, we might not see these models locally as past iterations of the CB1300 have never officially been sold in the Philippines. The few that are on the streets were imported through the grey market.