Minichamps MIN122161700 1982 Honda CB1100R Motorcycle - Red, White and Blue (1:12 Scale)
"German precision engineering at its finest!"
- The Motor Pool
Honda developed the CB1100R as a race bike, for street legal racing series in various countries like the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. To be able to use such a bike in such classes Honda had to produce a minimum amount of bikes (500) and it has been updated quite a few times to meet the requirements as rules changed. It has been raced without fairing in Australia, the seat unit has been changed from a single seater into a dual seater (with passenger seat cover), the fairing has been altered for aerodynamic reasons.
The bike is heavily based on the CB900F. The frame and engine layout are quite similar. And even the fairing of the first model looks like the ones on the CB900F2 and the CBX.
The engine has been enlarged to 1062cc by a wider (70mm) bore. Hotter camshafts, forged pistons, a wider primary chain and upgraded gearbox were used. For racing conditions the alternator was lightened and some R's even have a lightened starter clutch gear. The frame was apparently made of a higher quality of steel and the right hand side down tube of the frame isn't removable. The exhausts have the similar shape and size of the CB900 but the down tubes don't have an inner tube like the CB900F (effectively a larger diameter).
Pictured here is a 1982 Honda CB1100R motorcycle painted in red, white and blue. Comes in a handsome presentation case. Sold Out!
Length: 7.25 inches
Height: 4.25 inches
Release Date: November 2010
Historical Account: "Public Debut" - The first CB1100R was shown to the public at various bike shows at the end of 1980. The first model is known as RB. Honda uses letters to give motorcycles their year codes; B means 1981, C '82, and D '83. Honda released an improved version at the end of 1981: the RC. Again, at the end of 1982, the last model was introduced: the RD.