LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
I was walking in a mall one day when I saw a black, mean-looking big bike in a showroom.
At first glance, I thought it was a Kawasaki Rouser 200cc. But upon closer inspection, I noticed a honda logo on the tank and a sticker looking like 11D. The salesman told me it’s in fact 110cc only. I am very familiar with the bike powers and their pros and cons. I happen to have a Honda XRM 110cc and a Honda WAVE 125cc. I also used to have the Cub 50cc and the CM400T.The salesman also told me that the CB110 is not a good model because the power is very weak, not even 125cc at least. The good news is, the bike is cheap. WoW!
I told myself, never mind the power, the bike’s design is fantastic. It is like Batman’s bike.
I looked for a dealer near my place. Found one and saw that the bike is available in four colors, red, blue, silver and black. I got one immediately because the payment is open for easy installments. I got a black one.
Honda CM400T (400cc) 1982 Honda Cub 50cc (the bike that wo’nt die)
I am a Honda big biker before. I have a Honda CM400T(400cc) 1982 air-cooled model, really big and heavy bike. I got used to it. The giant tank, clutch, the one-down 4-up foot pedal transmission and the high clearance. Even though the CB110 has a small engine, all these big-bike feel is there.
THE ROAD TEST
The next day, I got on the bike. Our place is near a shortcut, backroad going to the provinces of Quezon in the Philippines. These roads are famous among car and bike enthusiasts because the roads are well cemented and graded and resembles a never-ending sine wave. Only a few vehicles pass these roads.
I started strong on the bike and I am telling you, the bike is nimble and can overtake well. It is also easy for the engine to get to 60-80 kph. The engine is still under break-in period and I think it can still give some more power and speed. I will still make more tests in the next few days.
All in all, 2 thumbs up!
The bike is really cool-looking.
The bike is affordable and cheap.
The power is enough for the commuter and the road-tripper.
I recommend it. GET ONE NOW!
A 125cc version would be cooler.