The new Honda Hawk 11 sports a neo-retro cafe racer design language. It was released for sale in the Japanese bicycle market.
Shown at the Osaka Motor Show earlier this year, the 2022 Honda Hawk 11 is now officially on sale in the Japanese market. The neo-retro racing motorcycle was priced at 1.397 million yen, which translates to ₹8.30 lakh, according to current exchange rates. There is no official indication that the bike may hit the Indian market anytime soon.
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At the heart of the new neo-retro cafe racer is the same powertrain also found on the CRF1100L adventure tourer and Rebel 1100 cruiser. It’s a liquid-cooled 1,082cc twin-cylinder mill which is designed to deliver 102 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 104 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission.
Some of the main features of the bike include its riding modes – Sport, Standard, Rain and User – affecting power delivery, power limit and engine braking via Honda Selectable Torque Control (HTSC). On top of that, the bike also comes with a ride-by-wire throttle control system and an LCD screen inside the cockpit. This screen is inside the fairing of the old school cafe racer. The bike weighs 214 kg and has a saddle height of 820 mm and has a 14 liter fuel tank.
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The model’s suspension duties are taken care of by non-adjustable telescopic front forks and a preload-adjustable monoshock in the rear. For braking, it uses twin hydraulic discs on the front wheel and a single disc on the rear. It rolls on 17 inch wheels on both sides.
Currently, the bike has only been introduced for the Japanese market, its launch in India is highly unlikely at this time.
Date of first publication: April 23, 2022, 1:46 PM IST