At the ongoing Intermot Motorcycle festival, it was Honda's turn to reveal their new version CB 1100 RS. This retro class motorcycle is the much improved version of CB 1100 EX. The new RS is believed to change the odds for Honda, as because the CB 1100 segment is not being a success story ever after 1970's. New CB 1100 offers a more sportier character which lacks in the predecessor.
Some of the new styling features of RS reminds of the older CB models from past 1970's. Which includes sculpted tank, leather seat and molded side covers. This is to bring back the lost heritage of CB models. Same in-line four cylinder engine found in 1100 EX, powers the RS. LED has replaced normal halogen lamps from headlight and indicators. 17-inch cast aluminum wheel, radial mount front brake calipers, a 16.8L petrol tank and new sportier tyres are the additional features from EX. The kerb weight of CB 1100 RS is 252 kg.
One thing is pretty sure that the new CB 1100 RS has grabbed media attention at the motor show. It also attracted many old school Honda fans across the globe. Whether it will be a market success or not, the Japanese maker's attempt to bring back the old classy look Honda with a sportier finish is being neatly done.
The new Honda CB 1100 RS has arrived to gain the lost grounds of CB 1100 series.
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