I totally agree with you. Back then the CB1100 was much better looking. I still like them today too, but they are not sold in Canada.I personally never liked the older CBs... Sorry, I just thought they were ugly. I like the retro style much more, all models pre2018 just weren't my thing. I highly doubt Honda would ditch the effort that went into the NSC to go back to the prior gen style, they wouldn't have redesigned the bike if it was selling really well
Cool render tho i guess, I don't hate street fighters!
And that's why I like having different bikes to ride and enjoy! Along with my CB1100 are my '15 VFR 800 and my '21 CB1000R. Similar in ways, but each has its own nature.CB1100 and the CB1000R are not comparable bikes, IMO.
The CB1000R Competes with the Z900 (and RS), the Yamaha CP3 series, maybe the Suzuki GSXS, Speed twin, etc. All modern motorcycles, some wearing mildly "retro" clothes.
The CB1100 has two thirds to half the power and a hundred pounds over any of those motos. It's better looking, but its closer to an ACTUAL retro motorcycle than any of the retro sport nakeds.
It competes with the Enfield 650 twins, the W800, The Bonnie T120, Sportsters, etc.