Tokyo 2009: Honda CB1100 brings back the UJM

Honda CB1100 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda officially took the wraps off a couple new motorcycles this week at the Tokyo Motor Show, and along with the hotly anticipated VFR 1200F, the retro-styled CB1100 is one bike that's receiving plenty of attention. We've been hearing rumblings that the new large-bore, air-cooled standard might make its way Stateside, and while that hasn't quite been confirmed by Honda, we've got our fingers crossed.

The CB1100 would mark the return of the classic Universal Japanese Motorcycle, more commonly known as the UJM, which was best exemplified by Honda's own CB750 series from the 1970s. As we've noted in the past, the Big Four have all but forgotten the UJM, which is a shame – there's an unfortunate lack of no-nonsense, reasonably-priced, do-it-all motorcycles offered here in the U.S.

Check out our gallery of live photos below of one standard model in black and one featuring a nice flyscreen, blacked-out exhaust and cafe-style seat in red... oh, and be sure to contact your local Honda dealer to let them know you're interested.

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