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Even though unavailable in the U.S. , Canada, Australia, or much of the world for that matter, apparently there are 2015 Honda CB1100s available for order (and not stocked by the dealer?) in a couple of countries. Germany according to German forum member Django and Croatia according to new member from that country Tobasco.
In his intro I asked Tobasco to verify

The ferret Wrote:
Howdy and welcome to the forum.

Maybe sometime you could drop by a Honda dealer and take a headstock shot of a plate showing its a 2015 model for me?
Thanks.
I would be happy to do it but unfortunately they don't have in the shop. It is available to order. Here is the link to the web site of the Honda dealer showing 2015 models:

http://www.honda.hr/motocikli/modeli-pregled.asp and CB1100 is listed.

the link above does indeed show a 2015 available in Croatia

Django provided a similar link from Honda Germany


The ferret Wrote:
Django..are you saying there was a 2015 model imported to Europe? We have no eveidence of that. The only 2015 I know of was a special edition ex with mags for Japan

Ferret, I don't know, if there was much difference to the 2014 model. However, the CB1100EX is part of the 2015 model catalog of Honda Germany:

http://de.honda.de/motorraeder/modelle_cb1100_ex.php

This is interesting news, and a good sign for the model.
Actually, both the EX and the Standard are available for order in Portugal as well:

http://www.honda.pt/motorcycles/range/st...rview.html

http://www.honda.pt/motorcycles/range/st...rview.html

Although you can't read it anywhere in the discription itself, if you look at the links, the standard is "listed" as a 2013 and the ex as a 2014.

I have no idea if this means leftover stock or in production, based on the models released in those years...
The Swiss Honda site also lists the CB1100EX as well as the CB1100 Heritage. However, as I have verified with the serial numbers of the bikes the propose, they are 2014 serial numbers, not 2015.

http://www.hondamoto.ch/moto/fr/fr-fr/in...tegorie=NK
(10-08-2015 07:01 AM)Ghost_diver Wrote: [ -> ]Actually, both the EX and the Standard are available for order in Portugal as well:

http://www.honda.pt/motorcycles/range/st...rview.html

http://www.honda.pt/motorcycles/range/st...rview.html

Although you can't read it anywhere in the discription itself, if you look at the links, the standard is "listed" as a 2013 and the ex as a 2014.

I have no idea if this means leftover stock or in production, based on the models released in those years...

(10-08-2015 11:23 AM)Henrik Wrote: [ -> ]The Swiss Honda site also lists the CB1100EX as well as the CB1100 Heritage. However, as I have verified with the serial numbers of the bikes the propose, they are 2014 serial numbers, not 2015.

http://www.hondamoto.ch/moto/fr/fr-fr/in...tegorie=NK

See this is what confuses me. I am still waiting for someone to post a pic of the serial or build plate or register a true 2015. Still I had to list this in the History Section on the forum before the info that was given was buried in past threads and lost. If it turns out not to be true I can always delete the thread.
Would the serial reflect the year of the build or the model (the ex being 2014)? If it is the year, I guess it is possible, depending how many bikes Honda has in stock.

I have a gut feeling that Asia is probably the best bet. How about asking Mr. T from Samurider?
Yes one of the digits in the serial number indicates year. Cormanus or Ptero can probably advise which one.
Here is a picture showing the VIN for one of the Honda CB1100 Heritage here in Switzerland:

─░mage

In the second part where it states "8EK000532" the E indicates it is a 2014. If instead it was an F it would have been a 2015.
According to Django, E = production year 2014!
This model thing fascinates me. I have a '10 model (O and B). It's build date is 10/06. Cormanus has an '11 model. But I believe it is actually a '10 model with a 2011 build date. With cars I have owned it was easy, I owned a Holden HT utility. They were built in both '69 and '70 but were not referred to by build year, just as HT Holdens. Build year only came into the picture when you were buying, or selling. That seems to align with Ferret's thinking, I think Smile.

─░mage

Cheers
Most manufacturers, Honda included, manufacture their vehicles by model year. Since manufacturers often start production late in the previous year, the year on the build date can differ from the model year.

All of the models within a model year (regardless of the build date) should have the same specifications. For example, a '14 deluxe that was built in '13 should be identical to a '14 deluxe built in '14. This is done for reasons of manufacturing efficiency, as well as ease of maintenance. Things like manuals and parts are keyed to the model year (which is specified in digit #10 in the VIN).
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