According to the seller – “Only 1500 full-powered CB1100R D series were built and none were imported into the U.S.” This one has 29,206 miles is from Woodworth, LA and is being offered with a
I don’t know a lot about these bikes but the seller states the more common B and C versions had “only 100 hp” but the provided D series specifications indicates this one to have 120 hp.
Here is what else the seller has to say about this rare sportbike:
Extremely Rare Classic Collectable…..Only 1500 full-powered CB1100R D series were built and none were imported into the U.S. The B and C series were only 100 hp.
The RD is painted in pearlescent red, white and blue. The engine covers are painted in gloss black, the gold covers received a much deeper color than the earlier models. The engine shares many parts with the CB1100F bike. The rear swing arm is made of rectangular steel painted silver.
“The ‘R’ bikes were produced in limited quantities from 1981 to 1983 to compete in factory endurance racing in Europe. They have been touted as “the ultimate peak of development for the dohc, air-cooled, twin shock, across-the-frame four.” and dominated their racing class in 81, 82 & 83. To this day, they are considered comparable to many “modern” sport bikes. Only a few lucky people in the United States will be privileged to own a CB1100R-D as they were never officially made available for the U.S. market.”
Honda was very successful with these bikes in the famous Isle of Man TT races and they were piloted by legendary riders such as Wayne Gardner, “Rocket” Ron Haslam and Joey Dunlop.
THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A CLEAN ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE RAREST HONDAS BUILT FOR RACE HOMOLAGATION INCLUDING THE RC30 AND RC45. IF YOU COLLECT HONDAS THEN THIS IS IT AS THERE IS BARELY A HANDFUL HERE IN THE USA!!!
WHAT A RARE AND RIDEABLE CLASSIC…..PLUS YOU CAN STILL GET PARTS FROM EUROPE OR THE UK FOR THEM AND CB1100F PARTS WILL WORK FOR THE NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR STUFF SINCE THEY ARE THEY INTERCHANGE.
If I was putting together a collection of Hondas, I would have to include this one as well.