Honda Hawk 11 cafe racer teased; to debut in March
Honda will unveil a cafe racer bike at the Osaka Motorcycle Show in Japan, which will be held between March 19 and 22. It will be known as Hawk 11. Separately, the brand has also revealed a teaser image of the upcoming two-wheeler. The picture indicates that the motorcycle will have a round headlight, a clip-on handlebar, and a windscreen, among other highlights.
Why does this story matter?
- The Hawk 11 will be Honda's fourth motorbike to be fueled by a 1,100cc, parallel-twin engine after the CRF1100L Africa Twin, Rebel 1100, and the NT1100. It will serve as a replacement for the recently discontinued CB1100.
- The two-wheeler will have decent looks and performance. A lot of buyers should be interested in getting their hands on this vehicle.
The bike will have an LED headlamp and round mirrors
The Honda Hawk 11 will sport a retro-inspired look, featuring a muscular fuel tank, a raised windshield, a circular LED headlight placed within the front fairing, a clip-on handlebar, and round rear-view mirrors. The bike should also have a single-piece seat, a side-mounted exhaust, and a digital instrument console. Its kerb weight, ground clearance, and fuel storage capacity will be disclosed later.
It will run on 1,100cc parallel-twin engine
The Honda Hawk 11 will draw power from a 1,100cc parallel-twin engine that first debuted in the CRF1100L Africa Twin. In the Africa Twin, the mill generates a maximum power of 97.8hp and a peak torque of 103Nm.
There will be disc brakes on both the ends
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Honda Hawk 11 is expected to be equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS to avoid skidding on the roads while braking. Suspension duties on the motorcycle should be taken care of by telescopic forks on the front end and a shock absorber on the rear side.
Honda Hawk 11: Availability
Honda will disclose the availability and pricing details of the Hawk 11 in the global markets at the time of its unveiling. However, it is unclear whether the cafe racer motorcycle will be introduced in India.