"...hoping Honda finds a way to bring the CB1100’s price point more in line with its competition. For example, Harley’s 2013 Sportster 1200 SuperLow starts at $8099, while the base model Bonneville and its 865cc engine starts even lower, at $7700. For a modern standard with simple, retro styling, those price points would seem to be far more appealing to that curious bystander at whom Honda’s so obviously aiming, or at the re-entry rider who’s looking for an economical but stylish reason to get back on two wheels."
Sounds like this would be the return of the CB750, in pre-Nighthawk styling. Update to fuel injection would be required, but everything else should already be in the parts bins. Using the current Honda playbook they could do an early Goldwing, a cafe racer, and a standard.
I've thought about what bike I'd use to ride around the world, and the CB750 would be it, due to availability and ease of repair.
I tend to agree with the idea that this thing should not have it's bag cut off at 7000RPM. Not a Camry? Well put. If I want a stroll in the park sort of bike, it's not going to be this. I'd just buy a Rebel 250.