Around the world, the Honda CB series of motorcycles, which was first introduced in the 60s, is considered by many as the ultimate Universal Japanese Motorcycle (UJM). Since the model’s inception, very little has changed in the overall design and engine, and has remained quite popular even after 60 years of production history. Some countries offer CB's in 200cc and below, but their styling clearly doesn't follow the traditional CB design, nor will collectors consider them true CB's.
The latest version is the CB1100 (EX here in the PH), which is often called the “spiritual successor” of the CB750, first introduced in 1969.
After 6 decades, Honda may finally be saying farewell to the CB. They didn't say it directly, but have instead teased with a picture of “Final Edition” CB1100 coming soon.
CB1100 Final Edition
As the name implies, this could be the final version of the classic CB UJM. Though Honda hasn’t released any specifics yet, we can only speculate that most of the specs will be the same as the current CB1100. Chances are, it will have special livery and a commemorative badge or two.
The engine will remain an inline four-cylinder, air and oil-cooled DOHC 1,140cc mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The chassis and bodywork are expected to be the same, but with minor touches to the bodywork and possibly a choice of alloy wheels as opposed to wire wheels to distinguish it from other versions.
Other features include LED lighting and very basic dual-channel ABS. The SRP for the CB1100 Final Edition has not been announced yet, but the current CB1100 EX retails at PHP 816,000.