More information on the Honda Hawk 11 is revealed in a new teaser.
2022 Honda Hawk 11- Overview
Honda teased the Hawk 11 earlier this month, and now the Japanese company has produced a second teaser film with more information on the upcoming neo-retro machine.
The Honda Hawk 11 will debut at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show from March 19 to 21.
The last teaser revealed a neo-retro cafe racer-style motorbike, similar to the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR, with a curved front fairing and a round headlight.
Body & Aesthetic
Even though the new teaser provides a little sharper look at the motorcycle, it is still essentially a collection of dark studio shots designed to obscure the majority of the motorcycle’s characteristics.
However, we can see that this will be the fourth model to employ the 1100cc twin-cylinder chassis, which debuted on the Honda Africa Twin and was followed by the CMX1100 Rebel the NT1100.
We can also see the Africa Twin’s steel cradle chassis in action.
This Hawk avatar should have a good foundation, given the number of kilometers this chassis platform has logged on the road.
The Africa Twin’s 1,084cc parallel-twin engine produces 101hp and 104Nm, and even the front exhaust portion appears unchanged in this teaser.
Expect a 6-speed manual transmission, like the one seen below, with a traditional clutch lever and foot-operated gear changer, as well as a 6-speed DCT, similar to the Africa Twin.
On the fairing, it also has some quite unusual mirrors. The mirrors are mounted such that they do not detract from the motorcycle’s appearance, and they dangle below the bars rather than above them.
Brakes & Suspension
We also saw an upside-down fork that looks quite similar to the NT1100 (another Africa Twin-based bike), implying that the Hawk will get Nissin brakes and other foundations from other Africa Twin-based motorcycles.
Honda just canceled the CB1100; thus, replacing the void with a neo-retro like the Hawk makes sense.
It’s also well-positioned to provide a slice of the neo-retro pie that purchasers appear to be clamoring for right now.
In our country, Honda sells the Africa Twin, and the NT1100 has been patented in India. As a result, there’s a slim likelihood that the forthcoming Hawk 11 will reach our shores.