Honda CB1100F

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Based on Honda's highly successful line of DOHC air cooled engines, the Honda CB1100F SuperSport was the last and arguably most desirable of the CB series. Available in the United States for only one year, 1983, the CB1100F came in two colors; Candy Pearl Kapiolani Blue and Candy Pearl Maui Red.


History

In 1979 Honda had produced a Double Over Head Cam (DOHC) 750 cc engine developing 72 bhp @ 9000 rpm which was used in the CB750F model in the USA from 1979 to 1982. In 1980 Honda released the CB900F using a race-bred 901 cc DOHC engine that was a step above the CB750 with its longer stroke and hotter cams squeezing out 84 bhp @ 8500 rpm. The CB900F was only offered in the USA from 1980 to 1982. The 750 and 900 were available in two colors, black and silver.

In 1983 Honda released, in the United States, the CB1100F. Using hotter cams, larger pistons, and a redesigned combustion chamber the CB1100F produced 108 bhp @ 8500 rpm. It also had increased rake, a quarter-fairing for wind deflection and the dash featured a 150 mph speedometer and two-piece handlebars. The wheels were new also, cast as a single piece instead of the standard Comstar or spoke design.

The CB1100F was available in other markets, such as Canada, Europe, and Australia from 1982 through 1984. In these markets no quarter-fairing nor cast wheels were offered; the wheels were gold "boomerang" Comstars, and the control cables were routed above, rather than below, the handlebars. The riding position was more sporty than the US model, with rearset footpegs and controls as well as lower two-piece clip-on handlebars. These different parts now command a price premium in the US as owners seek to upgrade their machines.

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The Honda CB900F was available in the United States in 1981 and 1982 only.

The info I have shows the CB1100F available in the United States from 1982-1984 and in Canada only in 1983. The U.S. model had cast aluminum wheels and a matching cafe style fairing with an instrument panel to fit. The Canadian model had gold anodized aluminum "corn star" wheels. The Canadian model also had clip-on–style handle bars that provided a more aggressive riding position.