To properly promote its new CMX1100 Rebel, Honda Motor Europe had plans to unveil at the French festival Wheels & Waves two exclusive specials, created by FCR Original transalpina on the basis of its recent one maxi-cruiser to emphasize the versatility of the model. Unfortunately, the cancellation of the 2021 edition of the event of Biarritz, announced a month ago, compromised the original plan, but without preventing the two bikes in question from “See the light”.
This is the CMX “Sport” and of CMX “Bobber”, models that clearly show the potential of the new twin-cylinder of the Golden Wing in terms of customization through the inspiration of FCR Original, prestigious atelier by Chauvigny that we had already had the opportunity to appreciate in the past thanks to “works” such as the Norton Commando 850 “Bucephalus” and the Ducati Sport Classic “Kustom”. Both projects were supposed to make the catwalk at Wheels & Waves 2021 along with the 10 best CB650R Specials built by dealer European Honda.
Honda CMX1100 Rebel “Sport”
With the CMX1100 Rebel “Sport”, the team of FCR Original wanted to show the more practical and fun side of the bike, making it more sporty and muscular, without touching the architecture of the original 1,084 cc single-shaft 8-valve parallel twin engine (accredited by the Japanese company of 87 CV at 7,000 rpm e 98 Nm of maximum torque at 4,750 rpm) with DCT gearbox.
The only small one “Derogation” in this sense it is constituted by the addition of a scenographic exhaust system in stainless steel built for the occasion by FCR Original itself.
A modification to the swingarm allowed to mount a pair of Öhlins rear shock absorbers in full-black, a 17 ″ rear rim taken from a CB500F and a Dunlop D212 190/55-ZR17 tire. The front fender, on the other hand, was made specifically for this project and placed 25 mm lower. There are also gods semimanubri oversized to give the bike greater maneuverability, while the speedometer is now positioned on the upper steering plate.
The body instead it is the result of a complete 3D scan and includes the customized tank in polyester mixed with carbon filled with aluminum and a seat cover with integrated LED lights and coupled to a delightful Alcantara saddle. The handmade footpegs add an extra touch “racing” while the red and black paint intends to pay homage to tradition Honda.
Honda CMX1100 Rebel “Bobber”
The CMX1100 Rebel “Bobber” instead proposes to enhance the “minimal” design of the original bike by moving even more towards the classic bobber style (in fact), as demonstrated by the additions of the aluminum handlebars, the leather saddle with perforated ribs, the Spartan front fender in aluminum with finishes Mirrachrome and the painted outline of the headlight.
The swingarm and the suspensions the standard ones remain, but with a lowering of 25 mm at the front, while the wheels with custom-built black spokes are fitted with wide Bridgestone tires.
In addition, small Mini-Bates direction indicators have been adopted FCR Original and – according to the same procedure used for the CMX “Sport” – a 3D scan was used to produce the tank in polyester mixed with carbon and filled with aluminum (again with a satin blue Mirrachrome finish).
Finally, the proverbial “Icing on the cake” is represented by the convincing unloading ceramic coated and produced internally by FCR Original, which adds an extra degree of attractiveness to the finished bike.