Intermot 2012: Honda CB1100 launches in Europe
At the International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bike Fair (Intermot) in Cologne, Honda unveiled three significant new machines, as well as a number of new colours.
The first machine was the CB1100, which is finally to make its UK debut after gaining a good reputation in Australia and Japan.
The fuel-injected 1140cc DOHC inline four delivers 87bhp and weighs in at 247kg.
Honda also unveiled the NSC50R, a new 50cc scooter that boasts the manufacturer's Combined Braking System and will be available in Pearl White, Grey Metallic and a colour scheme based on the Repsol Honda MotoGP machine.
Visitors at Intermot were also treated to a first glimpse of the CRF450 Rally, Honda's new challenger for the Dakar Rally.
In addition, the Special Edition Crosstourer boasts new graphics and a matt black look, including front forks, fender and tail section, with the option of Honda's unique Dual Clutch Transmission technology.
The CBR1000RR Fireblade gets a new version of the popular Tricolore colour scheme for 2013 plus an all-new MotoGP inspired Repsol Honda colour.
Posted by Ray Gibbs