Custom: Honda CB1100 Four

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When the builders at Japanese custom maker Whitehouse first saw the Honda CB1100 they new exactly what it should be: an exact replica of the original CB750, just equipped with modern components. It only took a few key parts to shift the somewhat confused new model in the right direction, creating this Honda CB1100 Four.

The original CB750 Four.

Created in collaboration with Japanese retailer Goggle (think Collette, but Japanese instead of French), the 1100 Four is equipped with metal flake paint and retro graphics, chrome front fender supports, body-color headlight supports and surround, a quilted seat, period turn signals and voila, retro perfection.

The 1100 Four is the second light custom we’ve seen made from the CB1100 (the first being the Mugen Honda CB1100 based on the original cafe concept) indicating that the bike is extremely easy to convert into something very special.

The stock CB1100.

Currently, there’s no plans to import the CB1100 into America, but we’ve been told that should sufficient interest be garnered, we could see the model here. Honda’s even run a Facebook poll to gather data and imported a model for its own evaluation. Fingers crossed.

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  • http://www.tony-starr.com tony starr

    not bad. looks like there’s a honda dealership in japan doing a similar thing.

    http://www.sakurai-honda.co.jp/buy/shop/topics_a1006cb1100.html

  • parkwood60

    I like it, but I would have blacked out the bottom edge of the tank to hide it and make it look more like the shape of the original. I’m sure they have a team of welders and tubing benders working on a 4-4 exhaust for it as we speak.

    • http://www.tony-starr.com tony starr

      yes, a 4-into-4 exhaust would be very nice.

      • http://pics.zenerves.net/index.php?gallery=vehicules tropical ice cube

        Cylinders block shouldn’t be black. the ’70s CB400SS Four fanatic in me likes the 4-into-1 exhaust, reminds me of good memories even if you are right.

  • DougD

    Unrelated:

    Wes, with no advertising, how are you paying the bills? Redesign is very interesting.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      We’re changing the way that works, stay tuned.

      • DougD

        If you’re gonna start charging for access, Wes, I’m a’ gonna’ be wicked-pissed.

  • robotribe

    When it comes with fork gators, then they can say it’s “finished”.

    • http://www.thisblueheaven.com Mark D

      +1, I love the seat, though, and the paint is beautiful.

  • DoctorNine

    I really hope they bring it. I was looking forward to buying one of these this year. If they don’t, I guess I’ll have to build something like it myself.

  • MichaelMM

    Hmm, this is the only other Honda I would consider buying (but only as shown on this article) besides a CBR1000RR.

  • http://www.tanshanomi.com Tanshanomi

    I think all this does is point how how very unlike the original CB750 the shape of the new 1100 really is. The 4:1, the curved lines of the tank, the cast wheels, not to mention the engine itself…they are just too different. A couple of thieved headlight mounts, fenders and turn signals don’t add much, and it just ends looking as if its trying (and failing) to be something it isn’t.

    • chili sv

      Agreed. If one so desperately wants a CB750, just buy one. There’s no need to imitate.

    • Mattro

      I have to agree, as well. Like no other, cb’s are around affordable and in good shape. modern components and a factory warranty would be nice, but even having a frame-up rebuild/update/upgrade by a professional for you would be, what, half of cost? and you wouldn’t have to live with that hideous tank.

      do really like the product up there, and definitely want to see its vanilla source material stateside, but there are more efficient and reasonable ways to get a good-riding 1970′s bike.