The retro wave continues as Wuyang Honda (Honda’s Chinese subsidiary) has introduced the CB190SS. Based on the same 184cc engine platform as the Hornet 2.0 and the CB200X, this classical-style naked bike looks like a mini rendition of the late CB1100RS.
LED lights are shaped to fit the old-school theme despite its current-gen illumination performance. Sandwiched between the lights are a sculpted tank and one-piece seat, in line with the neo-retro aesthetic. Spoked wheels, a faux carburetor, circular turn signal units, and an off-center pod-style gauge cluster round out the whole package.
An air-cooled single-cylinder engine offers about 17hp and 16Nm of torque. An inverted fork and monoshock setup handles suspension, while disc brakes shed speed.
Pricing for the CB190SS starts at CNY 16,980, or about P134,000. Sounds affordable for a sweet-looking ride, right? Don’t get your hopes up, though, as this is unlikely to be released in the Philippine market, much to the chagrin of local retro enthusiasts.
What we can hope for is more classic small displacement bikes from manufacturers like Honda, especially with the rising popularity of such motorcycles in recent years.
Is this something that you would cafe-hop with? Let us know what you think.
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