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Honda launches CB1300 retro motorcycles in Japan, Indians want them too

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has launched the ‘Project BIG -1’ inspired 2021 Honda CB1300 series of motorcycles in Japan. The series includes the CB1300 SUPER FOUR, CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR, CB1300 SUPER FOUR SP and CB1300 SUPER BOL D’OR SP. The 2021 range starts at JPY 1,562,000 MSRP for the Super Four, JPY 1,672,000 MSRP for the Super Bol D’or, JPY 1,936,000 MSRP for the Super Four SP and JPY 2,046,000 for the Super Bol D’or. 

The Honda CB1300 Super Four and Super Bol D’or come with two colour options Pearl Sunbeam White which comes with White body parts accented with Red and black along with Red Chassis, Gold rims and Gold accent on engine trims and fuel tank. The other option is the Beta Silver Metallic that comes with Silver bodyparts, Black and Grey graphics, Gold rims and blacked-out engine. 

The Super Four SP and Super Bol D’or SP come with two colour themes – Candy Chromosphere Red which comes with Candy Red body parts, with White additions and Black accents along with black finished rims and engine, Gold finished front forks as well as rear shock absorbers. Another colour choice is the Pearl Hawks Eye Blue which comes with Blue body parts with white sides, Red graphics, blacked-out engine and Gold stanchions on the front and rear shock absorbers finished on Gold. 

The 2021 Honda CB 1300 series is powered by a 1300cc water-cooled four-cylinder 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC engine that produces around 111 Bhp of power and 112 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox and classic 4-into-1 exhaust. The CB1300 comes with throttle-by-wire, Cruise Control, Sport, Standard and Rain riding modes, assist & slipper clutch, Honda selectable torque control and a bi-directional Quickshifter as a genuine accessory. 

Honda currently does not have any plans to introduce the CB1300 series of motorcycles in the Indian market. The current big bike portfolio includes the CRF1100 Africa Twin, CBR1000RR, CB1000R, CBR 650R and the Honda H’ness CB350 in the Indian market.