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        The sun has set on the Honda CB1100 platform

        End of an era
        by Matthew Galang Sep 29, 2021
        PHOTO: Honda
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        Are you a fan of the Honda CB1100EX? This modern classic motorcycle harkens back to the days when air-cooled engines were the norm even for high-performance motorcycles.

        Unfortunately, the time of Honda’s four-cylinder mill has come to an end. The Japanese brand released a teaser for the Final Edition of the CB1100EX and the sportier CB1100RS variant:

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        Official specs for the CB1100RS Final Edition can be found on the Honda Taiwan website. A 1,140cc air-cooled inline four-cylinder engine lies at the heart of the bike. The mill is capable of 88hp at 7,500rpm and 91Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. It’s also mated to a six-speed transmission and a chain final drive.

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        Holding the bike up is an adjustable 43mm Showa right side up fork in front and twin Showa shocks at the rear. Braking is handled by Tokico calipers and floating discs.

        In case you were wondering why Honda’s large-displacement air-cooled engines are being phased out, blame increasingly stringent emissions standards. It’s getting more and more difficult for manufacturers to keep up with the various regulations in different markets, moreso for old school powerplants.

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        And so, the CB1100RS Final Edition and upcoming CB1100EX Final Edition write the final chapter of the air-cooled four-cylinder era. According to the website, pricing starts at NT$528,000, or about P965,700. Two colors are available: Honda Classic Red, and Matte Denim Blue.

        Official details for the CB1100EX Final Edition have yet to be disclosed, but here’s hoping the Philippine market gets it as a proper send-off.

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