Heck, I’d cosign for this one, if it was being imported to the U.S. Which it’s not. Seamless fuel tank, steeper rake and trail, upgraded suspension, 17-inch wheels, revisions to the 1140cc air-cooled Four that boost low-rev power, slipper clutch…

Instead, we get the 1100EX, which gets some of the same stuff but more chrome and on 18-inch wire-spoke wheels – I guess in an effort to unfreeze a few frozen 1969 synapses. EX base price is $12,199

2017 Honda CB1100 RS And CB1100 EX Preview