Honda Hawk 1100 cafe racer leaked; to be unveiled soon
Japanese automaker Honda is expected to unveil the Hawk 1100 motorbike in its home country at the ongoing Osaka Motorcycles Show scheduled from March 19-22. In the latest development, pictures of the vehicle have been leaked, highlighting important design details. The images suggest it will have a circular headlamp, a single-piece seat, and bubble-style fairings, among other highlights. Its availability in India seems unlikely.
- After the CRF1100L Africa Twin, NT1100, and the Rebel 1100, the Hawk 1100 will be Honda's fourth motorcycle to be fueled by a 1,100cc, parallel-twin engine.
- It will serve as a replacement for the recently discontinued CB1100 and will have decent looks as well as performance. A lot of customers should be interested in getting their hands on this two-wheeler.
The Honda Hawk 1100 will flaunt a retro-styled bubble fairing, a stepped-up single-piece seat, a side-mounted upswept exhaust, and clip-on handlebars with uniquely-positioned mirrors. A dual-tone blue and white paintwork will be offered. The motorcycle will pack an LED headlight, a digital instrument console, and designer wheels. Its kerb weight, fuel storage capacity, and ground clearance will be disclosed later.
The Honda Hawk 1100 will be powered by a 1,100cc parallel-twin engine that first debuted in the CRF1100L Africa Twin. In the Africa Twin, the motor puts out a maximum power of 97.8hp and a peak torque of 103Nm.
To ensure the rider's safety, the Honda Hawk 1100 will be equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS for better handling on the roads while braking. Suspension duties on the vehicle will be taken care of by inverted telescopic forks on the front end and a shock absorber on the rear side.
Honda will announce the availability and pricing details of the Hawk 1100 in the global markets soon. However, it is unclear whether the cafe racer motorbike will make its way to India in the near future.