Honda CB1300 Super Four, Super Bol d'Or: Photo Gallery
Modified On Dec 5, 2020 03:56 PM By Praveen M.
Drool over these images of Honda’s latest, drop-dead gorgeous 2021 CB1300 twins
Honda has just taken the wraps off the new CB1300 Super Four and the Honda CB1300 Super Bol d’Or for the Japanese market. Armed with an inline-four liquid-cooled DOHC engine, a no-nonsense double cradle frame and an unmistakable classic roadster styling, the CB1300 twins ooze class and nostalgia. The prices of the two beauties will be announced on December 21, but until then, feel free to go gaga over these detailed images:
While the Honda CB1300 Super Four has a minimalistic roadster styling, the CB1300 Super Bol d’Or is a more touring-oriented one. It gets a Bajaj Pulsar 220F-like half fairing with integrated storage space, wider handlebars, windscreen and a pair of fairing-mounted rear-view mirrors.
The two motorcycles get an all-LED lighting system, but we really dig the retro circular headlamp on the Super Four.
Both get a classic-looking analogue twin-pod instrument cluster with a useful, info-laden LCD display nestled in between. This display shows the important bits like mileage, tripmeter readouts, gear position, fuel level and time.
While the Super Four gets a 780mm seat, the faired version gets a slightly taller 790mm unit. Nonetheless, both the bikes have reasonable seat height which should make life easier for shorter riders. Also, the two bikes get a single-piece unit which should ensure comfort for both the rider and the pillion.
For better practicality, the CB1300 Bol d’Or comes with two 1-litre storage pockets integrated to the fairing. The left one is lockable for added safety.
The bikes share a 1,284cc inline-four, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine, churning out a not-so-impressive 110PS and 118Nm. The engine isn’t exactly performance oriented as the bikes are meant primarily for relaxed riding. It is linked to a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. For 2021, the engine is enhanced with multiple riding modes via a ride-by-wire throttle and standard cruise control.
The standard variants of both the bikes ride on a 43mm telescopic front fork and twin rear gas-charged shock absorbers from Showa. Brakes include dual 310mm discs up front with Nissin floating caliper and a 256mm disc at the rear, with standard dual-channel ABS.
The SP variants, on the other hand, gets a 43mm cartridge-type Ohlins front fork with 20-step compression and rebound damping adjustability, twin rear Ohlins gas-charged shock absorbers with 20-stage compression adjustment. It also gets exclusive liveries and better stopping power in the form of a Brembo radial caliper up front.
While the red frame, gold alloys and gold highlights on the engine feel a little cheesy on the 2021 version of the standard models, the SP variants get a more subtle blackout finish on the wheels and on the engine.
Other notable features include 5-level heated handlebar grips, adjustable brake and clutch levers, engine immobiliser and a 12V, 3A socket to keep your electronic devices charged.