Oriental Uppercut: A gnarly Honda CB1100 by Tough Crafts


Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
Keep in mind the Honda CB1100 TR Idea? Revealed in 2016 at EICMA, it was conceived by Honda Europe designer, Valerio Aiello, as an aggressive, flat track-inspired tackle the Honda CB1100 fashionable basic. Not solely did it by no means make it into manufacturing, however Honda finally stopped producing the CB1100 altogether, simply final yr.

The spirit of the TR Idea lives on on this gnarly Honda CB1100 RS {custom} from Tough Crafts in Taiwan. When Tough Crafts’ Winston Yeh was commissioned to customise the CB, his ideas instantly turned to Valerio Aiello’s design.

Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
“Should you ask me which is my favourite {custom} CB1100 on the planet,” he says, “my reply will all the time be the one which wasn’t truly constructed by any {custom} builder; the CB1100 TR Idea. The flat track-style bodyworks, plus the tremendous aggressive efficiency parts, make for such an interesting bundle.”

“So I made a decision that that’s the path I need to go along with it—however with a bit extra Tough Crafts taste. The remainder was about discovering the fitting parts, and the fitting stability between ‘race’ and ‘{custom}’.”

Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
Should you’re not accustomed to Tough Crafts (you should be new right here), Winston’s fashion is darkish and menacing, with deeply scalloped bodywork and a really selective coloration palette. Working with a collective of native craftsmen and common collaborators, he began by wrapping the CB1100 in contemporary bodywork. The look is quintessential ‘Tough Crafts,’ with simply sufficient of a touch of the TR Idea’s vibe current.

However the actual magic right here, is how compact this CB1100 appears. The 540 lbs massive 4 is something however svelte, however Winston’s fettled its proportions with a slim tail part, and huge rubber at each ends. It’s nonetheless a giant machine, nevertheless it’s tightly packaged.

Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
MS Professional was accountable for the {custom} tank, tail and facet covers, all of which have been hand fashioned out of aluminum. Gold pin-striping traces the CB’s new silhouette—from the dipped wings that flank the gas tank, to the elegant ducktail that caps off the tail. The design is cohesive too, with a brief fender up entrance, and the rear part doubling up as an interior fender.

The components put on cast carbon veneers, hand-laid by Simon Fiber Craft. Rover Works Customized Paint dealt with the remainder of the paint job, together with the gold leaf work on the striping and the tank logos. Diamond stitching on the seat’s artificial leather-based upholstery provides an additional stylistic contact.

Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
Winston labored with one other Bike EXIF common, 2LOUD Customized, on the meeting of the bike—which included throwing a smorgasbord of high-end components at it. You’ll discover blacked-out Öhlins suspension at each ends, with a set of custom-machined yokes holding the forks in place. The setup is barely decrease than inventory too.

The Honda rolls on a pair of luscious 17” carbon fiber wheels from BST, wrapped in grippy Pirelli Supercorsa tires. A pair of Beringer Aerotec brake calipers provides additional stopping energy to the entrance finish. A blacked-out RK Takasago chain and KCT rear sprocket add an additional hit of color-coding.

Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
The Honda’s OEM handlebars have been additionally redone in black—however they’re the one inventory half left within the cockpit. The staff put in Tough Crafts risers, Beringer brake and clutch controls, and a speedo, switches, grips and bar-end flip indicators from Motogadget. A signature Tough Crafts headlight does obligation up entrance, with three-in-one Koso LEDs appearing as taillights and rear flip indicators.

Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
Different add-ons embody a set of Dash filters, Over Racing foot controls and a Tough Crafts fuel cap. Then there’s the exhaust—a burly four-into-one titanium system, constructed by MS Professional and capped off with an SC-Mission can. It appears prefer it’d be deafening, however Winston had it modified with a dB killer, in order that the bike could be city-friendly.

Winston studies that the CB1100, now nicknamed ‘Oriental Uppercut,’ is easygoing out on the highway, even with its 160-wide entrance tire. It helps that the mods have shaved an estimated 44 lbs off its curb weight.

Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts
Tough Crafts’ portfolio has way more Harley-Davidsons in it than the rest. However this Honda is proof, as soon as once more, that Winston can take nearly any make and mannequin of bike, and douse it in gallons of Tough Crafts fashion.

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Custom Honda CB1100 RS by Rough Crafts



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