If we had fears that the modern classic movement was about to stall, Triumph’s new Bonneville line has undoubtedly put them to bed. Add Yamaha’s brutish XSR family into the mix, and it seems like things are actually picking up steam.
And now, it looks Honda is poised to get in on the action. At least we hope they are. Why the greenlight hasn’t been lit yet is beyond us, but the Japanese motoring giant has just teased another stylized concept based on its CB1100.
It’s dubbed the CB Type II, and it looks the business. Clearly fashioned with the Ace Cafe in mind, the Type II features top-shelf components from Brembo, Öhlins and Showa—plus a sculpted Manx style tank and humped solo seat. Yes, that reads very similar to the spec sheet for the new Thruxton R that I enjoyed so much and, if Honda has managed to tweak some extra oomph from its bulletproof mill, the Type II should fight tooth and nail with that retro king.
Hey, Honda. Let’s turn the power of dreams into reality, then, shall we?