When Honda’s new CB1100 (tested by MD here) was originally revealed, it excited Honda enthusiasts with an appreciation for the look and feel of a “traditional CB”. Nevertheless, it had some design quirks that annoyed purists, such as the black wheels, blacked-out engine cooling fins, odd shape to the tank and side panel (which was not color matched) and four-into-one exhaust system.
Honda remedies all this (some owners were even spending big bucks to do it on their own last year) with the 2014 CB1100 Deluxe. The Deluxe gets the re-shaped 0.5 gallon larger gas tank, four-into-two exhaust, new, more traditional seat, silver wheels, silver engine fining, and re-shaped, color-matched side panel. The Deluxe model also gets ABS brakes.
You can compare the look of the 2014 Deluxe model above with the picture of last year’s CB1100 below.
Both the Deluxe and the Standard CB1100 (which looks like last year’s model) receive a six-speed transmission for 2014, together with new, more thorough instrumentation. The Standard CB1100 will be available in March (color is black) for an MSRP of $10,399. The Deluxe is priced at $11,899, and will also be available in March (color is Candy Red, as pictured). Take a look at Honda’s web site for additional details and specifications.