The Honda CB1100R was produced in limited numbers from 1981–1983. It was a single-seat, fully faired sport bike based on the Honda CB900F. The 'R' denotes a racing version, however the CB1100R was a road-legal machine produced by Honda and offered for sale to the public. It was produced only in numbers sufficient to meet the homologation requirements for the R to be classed as a production motorcycle in markets into which it was sold. It was Honda's first homologation special and was raced in the production class racing in most major markets including Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.