Honda CMX1100 Rebel powered by Africa Twin's 1100 unveiled
In April this year, there were leaked patent drawings of a bigger Honda Rebel birthing the rumours of a larger displacement Rebel. Putting an end to the speculations, Honda has revealed the CMX 1100 Rebel that will be positioned above the popular Rebel 500 in the company's line-up making it a flagship when it comes to the Rebel range.
The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer mentions, those moving up from smaller bikes will appreciate the Rebel's manageable dimensions, 700mm seat height and 223kg wet weight, stiff tubular steel frame, 43mm cartridge-style front forks, piggyback rear shock absorbers and radial-mount four-piston front brake. Further, the 1,084cc, parallel twin-cylinder engine that has been derived from the CRF1100L Africa Twin, which, with 87PS pf peak power and 98Nm peak torque, features super-strong bottom end and mid-range punch, plus characterful feel and exhaust note.
In terms of styling, the Honda CMX1100 Rebel comes with steel mudguards front and rear sit atop fat tyres; the circular headlight mixes old school looks with new school LED bulbs and mirrors the round, negative LCD instrument display. The rear seat pad also quickly, and easily, unbolts. Under the surface sit a host of cutting-edge features: Throttle By Wire (TBW) management that adds 3 default riding modes plus a fourth user-customisable option, 3 levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Wheelie Control, cruise control and the option of Honda's unique Dual Clutch Transmission for the six-speed gearbox.