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Tokyo 2009: Honda CB1100 brings back the UJM

Tokyo 2009: Honda CB1100 brings back the UJM

Honda officially took the wraps off a couple new motorcycles this week at the Tokyo Motor Show, and along with the hotly anticipated VFR 1200F, the retro-styled CB1100 is one bike that's receiving plenty of attention. We've been hearing rumblings that the new large-bore, air-cooled standard might make its way Stateside, and while that hasn't quite been confirmed by Honda, we've got our fingers crossed.

The CB1100 would mark the return of the classic Universal Japanese Motorcycle, more commonly known as the UJM, which was best exemplified by Honda's own CB750 series from the 1970s. As we've noted in the past, the Big Four have all but forgotten the UJM, which is a shame – there's an unfortunate lack of no-nonsense, reasonably-priced, do-it-all motorcycles offered here in the U.S.

Check out our gallery of live photos below of one standard model in black and one featuring a nice flyscreen, blacked-out exhaust and cafe-style seat in red... oh, and be sure to contact your local Honda dealer to let them know you're interested.


http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/toky...-honda-cb1100/




Think this will sell in the US?




Much nicer than these...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/623/48...irst-Look.aspx

ewwwwwwwwwww....
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they need to bring back some of the smaller displacement cb type bikes as well

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NICE!!! I like it! I wish it had a kickstart...but then again kicking over 1100 would be a chore lol!
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The UK and much of Europe has been getting these cool naked standards for years.
Check out Honda UK
http://ww1.honda.co.uk/motorcycles/D...me=Traditional

Sales of these sort of bikes just suck in the US so they keep them out. If it is not a Harley or a full on sportbike it does not sell big numbers in the States. Really too bad.
Some samples:



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The odds they bring it here are not good......


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yeah, pretty cool unit, but this is America. But then again they sold quite a few cb750 s.
Price will definitely be a factor, especially if it retails for over 10k.

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It's hot, not like that weird looking ducati posted yesterday.
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Hey, they caught up to Ducati's Retro Line and all with only 10x the budget

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