Honda announced today the updates of the CB1300 Super Four and CB1300 Super Bol d'Or 2023 models, including SP variants.
At the same time, they announced that unpublished editions dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of the series of his famous four-cylinder “Super Four” will be available.
Recall that the first was the 1992 CB1000, which was followed by the Big-1 concept in 2003 and in 2005 the CB1300 Super Bol d'Or first version, the one with the half fairing.
The Bol d'Or series, whose name is inspired by the famous French 24 Hours, was born in the late seventies and arrived in Europe first with the CB750 and 900F, followed by the semi-faired F2 versions and in the spring of 1983, by the CB1100F, with a small dome surrounding the headlight.
In the 70ies and 80ies in the Endurance world championship, Honda was dominating with the formidable Leon-Chemarin duo and soon afterwards Freddie Spencer would do the same with the CB750, twin cam, in Daytona.
The CB1300 was updated in 2018 by treating it with some Swedish gold aka Ohlins suspension, stopping-power with Brembo monobloc brake calipers and were joined by the respective SP versions.
Finally, in 2021 new graphics arrived, the red color of the frame for the non-SP versions, the electronic Throttle by Wire combined with three engine maps, the new 4-in-1 exhaust system and cruise control were introduced.
Unfortunately, as it is not in line with the Euro5 legislation, these latest 2023 editions will not be distributed in Europe. And it's a shame because there are admirers of these fascinating models, even if they are niche as they say.
The CB1300 Super Four SP and Super Bol d'Or SP 30th Anniversary versions will be on sale in Japan from the 15th of December.
They are distinguished by the special color reminiscent of the historic CB sports bikes, the red painted frame in combination with gold-colored spoke wheels, a 30th anniversary logo is applied on the back of the tank.
In January the normal version of the CB1300 will be introduced into the market with 2 color variations.
The technical basis is the same as the SP models, an 1284cc liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder engine which delivers 113 hp at 7750 rpm, maximum torque is 112Nm at 6250 rpm.
The declared weights are 266 kg for the naked and 272 kg for the Bol d'Or, always in running order and with a full tank.