Test Out Tough Crafts’ Honda CB1100 “Oriental Uppercut” construct

Initially featured on Bike Exif, after which featured by the parents over at Moto.it, this Honda CB1100 is one heck of a looker. Conceptualized and constructed by Winston Yeh of Tough Crafts, the undertaking took inspiration from the 2016 Honda CB1100 TR Idea that debuted in EICMA 2016. 

The flat tracker inspiration that was then dreamed up by Valerio Aiello, by no means made it into manufacturing and the ultimate nail within the coffin was when Honda determined that the CB1100 was to be discontinued about half a decade later

Honda CB1100

Tough Crafts’ Winston Yeh, took inspiration from the 2016 idea that by no means noticed the sunshine of manufacturing and constructed round a normal CB1100 to function a form of “what if” for the idea. Based on the dialog that Bike Exif and Yeh had within the function article, “In the event you ask me which is my favourite customized CB1100 on the earth. 

My reply will all the time be the one which wasn’t truly constructed by any customized builder; the CB1100 TR Idea. The flat track-style bodyworks, plus the tremendous aggressive efficiency parts, make for such an interesting package deal.”

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

Honda CB1100

That line of considering was utilized to the customized construct, in fact, with a Tough Crafts twist to it with a darkish, imply, however distinguished look. Flat black has been used for a majority of the construct which is accented by gold trimmings throughout. 

As for the customized bits, the bike has a customized tank, a customized tail, and customized aspect covers that have been courtesy of MS Professional, all hand-formed out of aluminum. Carbon fiber bits like the solid veneers by Simon Fiber Craft, and customized paint and gold leaf work by Rover Works, carry every little thing collectively into a pleasant and neat, however nonetheless menacing package deal. 

Honda CB1100

A number of efficiency bits additionally made it into the construct, with Öhlins suspension that’s additionally blacked out, customized yokes, 17-inch carbon fiber BST wheels, Pirelli Supercorsa tires, Beringer brake calipers, and a particular blacked-out chain from RK Takasago paired with a KCT rear sprocket. We additionally get a set of Dash air filters, an SC Mission exhaust, and weight financial savings amounting to about 44 kilos. 

There’s not an oz of chrome wherever on the bike which might have been the OEM end. The construct is effectively thought-out and totally color-coordinated.