2014 Honda CB1100

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

When I bought the bike I did a few miles on it and decided that it was not what I thought an 1100 should feel like.  So the objective was to find the restrictions to the performance and fix the problem!  The other objective was to make it better looking.

What motivated you to start your project?

First off I am entering this bike to show what can be done with a typical Japanese Universal Bike.  This bike was ignored by the buyers here in the US.  I have no idea why as it is truly an amazing bike even in stock form.  Well enough said let’s get to the motivation to build this gem.

I wanted a retro bike that me and the wife could take rides on.  It needed to look the part and most important it had to be different than most others in the area.

I really loved this bike when it came out in 2014.  But at $12,000 it was just too much to spend at the time.  Fast forward to the Winter of 2017/18 and the dealers were giving them away for the price I paid.  No way to let it pass by.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I cannot take credit for what others have done and never will.  This bike was assembled from all aftermarket items.  The people that did the R&D for these parts are the real professionals.  I just did all the installations.  Some of the parts, which were out of production when I bought the bike, were very difficult to find. All parts came from Japan too which adds more difficulty to getting them

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the outcome of the modifications I did to the bike.  The power is a lot better.  Originally it was @ 82 HP now I am just shy of 100 HP.  Not bad for just adding parts to the bike.

The torque is out of this world compared to the bike before.  I cannot describe the difference using mere words.  All I can say is it is amazing now.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

Those that road it before and after the work was completed are amazed at the changes in the power delivery.  I am totally amazed and love the bike as it is now.


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