Although its name conjures the older 4-cylinder 400s of the Japanese company, the new CB1 is a small motorcycle designed for transport in urban environments.
The CB1 is the latest addition to Honda’s division in Argentina which is in constant development. Driven by an air-cooled single-cylinder motor that has a overhead cam combined with a 4-speed gearbox.
The bike looks perfectly suited to driving conditions in South America, which is obvious from the slightly unusual choice of size between the wheels which are 18-inch with tires 80/100 and 90/90 front and rear respectively so it can handle the rugged terrain.
It features a conventional front fork, two rear shock absorbers and it’s fuel tank has a capacity of 10 liters.
What according to Honda makes it stand out in the field of security is the 35 Watt front light that helps greatly the rider during night driving. To start the motor there is a crank, while the framework has the necessary support to cope successfully with the rugged Argentinean roads. It’s base price is at $2,000.
The CB1 will be available only for the Argentinian market since the motor runs successfully only for Euro I specification.