Lot 900- 2000/1948 Honda 1100 Tribute


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1948? Steel Horse Barn Find.

 

It’s obvious that this old girl has enjoyed a bunch of road over her lifespan.(22K on OD) Just check out the destination appliques on the hard bags chronicling the stops made along the way! Well, it’s time to say goodbye to my sweetheart. This is a vintage Honda 1100cc tribute to the early days of cross country touring. Of course Honda was not importing bikes in 1948 nor did they offer an 1100 at the time. This is actually a 2000 model ACE Tourer with the following accoutrements;

 

Water cooled / dual-pin crankshaft eng.

Shaft drive

Disc brakes

Springer inspired ft. end look

Old-school Beach Bars

Lighted ft fender lamp

Powder coated spoked wheels

Custom air brush by acclaimed artist Jean de La Faux

 

All with undeniable HONDA RELIABILITY with a motif that by my count, gets triple-takes at the very least. People can’t believe a bike this old is still riding reliably on the road. Easy to go from solo to 2-up as the pillion and sissy-bar are easily stowed in either bag with plenty of room to spare.

 

Low miles (avg. 1000 per yr) and rides great with just enough heavy feel, a nice bit of noise from the custom exhaust  and as mentioned, employing that

” je ne sais quoi ”  of reliability that only Honda can bring to the table. Give her a good home and bid her to winner!