Honda CB1100TR Concept First Look | Tribute to Super Sic
In addition to all the new motorcycles at 2016 EICMA in Milan, there are also a number of concept bikes. The Honda CB1100TR Concept turns the retro CB1100 superbike into a tribute to fallen MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli.
Sporting Super Sic’s iconic #58, the CB1100TR is definitely a genre-bender. Although it has the look of a dirt track machine ready for a mile-oval in the United States—bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Honda RS750 of the 1980s—it happens to be shod with nicely worn pavement-only slick tires. Yes, those are Pirelli Diablo Superbike tires on the forged aluminum Marchesini Racing M7RR Genesi wheels.Other aftermarket additions that turn the street-going Honda CB1100 into the race-ready Honda CB1100TR Concept are Öhlins piggyback reservoir shocks and inverted forks, along with a pair of very serious radially mounted Brembo calipers in the front and a Nissin caliper out back. We can only imagine what that abbreviated Termignoni muffler sounds like when the air-/oil-cooled CB1100TR is approaching redline.Above the #58 on the number plate, it reads “From Honda R&D Europe to SIC ❤️”. Indeed, the Honda CB1100TR was built by Honda R&D Europe in Rome—which calls the bike the King of Urban Flat Track Circuits—at it is truly a labor of love.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!