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Honda Introduces the Cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 with Classic Design and Modern Technology

Honda introduces Cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 with classic design and modern technology
Honda has always been at the forefront of designing motorcycles that blend classic looks with modern technology, and the latest addition to its cruiser line, the CB1100 RS 2022, is no exception. With a design reminiscent of the golden age of motorcycles, CB1100 RS 2022 is integrated with a series of modern features that bring a sense of pleasure to the wheel. In this article, we will take a closer look at what makes the 2022 CB1100 RS such an outstanding motorcycle.

Classic design with a modern twist

The Cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 is inspired by classic Honda motorcycles from the 1970s, but it is far from a simple replica. The bike’s steel frame and twin rear shock absorbers provide a timeless look, while a modern inverted front fork provides outstanding handling. The fuel tank is finished in glossy metal, while the saddle and side panels are made of high-quality materials that give the bike a premium feel.

A powerful engine of Cruiser CB1100 RS

Underneath the classic look, Cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 has a powerful engine that provides smooth, easy operation. The bike is powered by a 1,140cc, air-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder engine that produces 88 horsepower and 67 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission for precise and smooth shifting.

Modern technology of Cruiser CB1100 RS

Despite its classic appearance, Cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 is equipped with a series of modern features, creating a sense of pleasure when driving. The car comes with a digital dashboard that displays all the necessary information including speed, fuel level and gear position. It also has a USB charging port so you can charge your smartphone or other devices while on the go.

The Cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 also comes with Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), which helps maintain traction and stability in slippery conditions. The system can be turned on or off, depending on the driver’s preference.

Comfortable ride of Cruiser CB1100 RS

Cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 is designed for rider comfort. The saddle is wide and well padded, providing great support for long rides. The handlebars are positioned for a comfortable riding position and the footrests are adjustable, allowing riders of different sizes to find their ideal riding position.

Despite its slightly retro design, the Cruiser CB1100 RS is still not enough to satisfy loyal customers with the classic nakedbike models of the Japanese automaker. So the Honda CB1100 RS is here to fill that void.

More specifically, Cruiser CB1100 RS has just been brought to Vietnam by Motorrock in the Final Edition – the last variant before this model was killed globally.

Honda CB1100 RS Final Edition – the end of a legend

The Cruiser CB1100 RS series was introduced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, inspired by the 1969 CB750 Four. Currently, the CB1100 is Honda’s second high-end classic nakedbike line, after the CB1300 Super Four.

However, the CB1100’s air-cooled 1,100 cc engine gradually failed to meet increasingly stringent emissions standards. Therefore, Honda decided to stop producing CB1100, including 2 lines, CB1100 RS and CB1100 EX.

To mark the milestone of the last CB1100s produced, Honda decided to launch a Final Edition version, for both CB1100 RS and CB1100 EX. In particular, CB1100 RS Final Edition was launched at the end of October 2021 in Taiwan, instead of Japan.

Honda produces 800 units of CB1100 RS Final Edition for the world. This model has 2 colors: Matte Jeans Blue Metallic and Magna Red.

What’s special about Honda CB1100 RS Final Edition?

Honda CB1100 RS Final Edition was brought to Vietnam by an imported motorcycle trading unit. Although the production is limited globally, there are still a large number of CB1100 RS Final Edition brought to Vietnam to satisfy customers who are passionate about this car.


Compared to CB1100 RS that was present in Vietnam before, CB1100 RS Final Edition has no difference in design and equipment. The only identifying feature is the exclusive blue and red paintwork, accompanied by the Final Edition badging on the fuel tank. The engine block is also covered with glossy metal, instead of black paint on the old model. In addition, the blue version also comes with a brown suede-covered saddle on top.

With the RS character in the name, many people mistakenly think the CB1100 RS is a racing car. However, the RS character is an acronym for retro sport – denoting the language that this classic Honda motorcycle model is aimed at. Classic details on CB1100 RS include round headlights, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, flat saddle.

Cruiser CB1100 RS Final Edition has dimensions length x width x height of 2,180 x 800 x 1,100 (mm), wheelbase 1,485 mm, seat height 785 mm. This is not an ideal model for newbies to motorcycles when it weighs up to 252 kg. Compared to the CB1000R model (213 kg), the CB1100 RS is nearly 40 kg heavier.


Despite carrying the classic language, CB1100 RS Final Edition is still “modernized” in equipment.
LED technology hidden inside the front and rear lights has a classic design. The turn signals are also LEDs.
Despite the classic shape, all lights on CB1100 RS Final Edition are LED technology.

The instrument cluster on the CB1100 RS is still a classic analog with a separate speedometer and rev counter. An electronic clock in the middle to display parameters such as fuel consumption, gear level is set, number of operating kilometers.

The fuel tank of Cruiser CB1100 RS has a teardrop style but is carved on both sides. With a capacity of 18 liters, this fuel tank can provide a travel distance of more than 300 km.
CB1100 RS is equipped with double disc brakes, Tokico 4-piston calipers in front and single disc brakes, Nissin brake calipers at the rear.

2 channel ABS brake.

The suspension system on Cruiser CB1100 RS all comes from Showa brand with 43 mm diameter telescopic shock absorbers at the front and double shock absorbers at the rear.

The front and rear shock absorbers on CB1100 RS Final Edition come from Showa.

Unfortunately, the CB1100 RS Final Edition that has just been imported to Vietnam lacks steering wheel heating equipment like the old one. However, this equipment is not too necessary in a hot country all year round like Vietnam.


Powering the Cruiser CB1100 RS Final Edition is a DOHC engine block, 4 cylinders in line, 1,140 cc capacity, producing 88.7 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 91 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. rpm. This engine is kept the same compared to the previous generation.

The engine on the CB1100 is quite massive but is only cooled by the wind.

The exhaust system of CB1100 RS Final Edition is chrome plated and arranged in the form of 4-2-2, that is, 4 exhaust pipes go to 2 intermediate pipes and then end in 2 exhaust pipes. In addition to providing a quieter sound, the symmetrical dual-exhaust layout is reminiscent of past models.

The price of Cruiser CB1100 RS Final Edition has not been detailed by the Motorrock store. Stay at home

outstanding maneuverability of Cruiser CB1100 RS

The CB1100 RS 2022 is designed to deliver outstanding handling thanks to its state-of-the-art suspension and advanced braking system. The bike comes with a 43 mm Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) fork that provides excellent damping performance and reduces the fork to drop when braking hard.

The rear suspension features two shock absorbers with adjustable preload, allowing the driver to tailor the vehicle’s handling to his or her liking. Cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 is also equipped with dual disc brakes in front and single disc brakes at the rear, providing excellent braking ability in all conditions.


Honda Cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 is a motorcycle that perfectly combines classic design and modern technology. With a powerful engine, modern features and outstanding performance, CB1100 RS 2022 brings joy to the driver. Whether you are a lover of classic motorcycles or a racer who values ​​modern technology, the CB1100 RS 2022 is a motorcycle worth considering. Honda introduces the cruiser CB1100 RS 2022 with classic design and modern technology, which is the perfect complement to Honda’s cruiser line and is sure to impress motorcycle enthusiasts.






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