The Japanese motorcycle press has already been on high alert this week. Reports claim that a replacement for the CB1100 will arrive shortly. The motorcycle in query is the much-discussed Hawk idea, a retro-styled café racer powered by an Africa Twin engine.
Moving away from the air-cooled inline four-cylinder architecture of the outgoing CB1100. It is being compelled by ever-stricter pollution rules, making the usage of large-capacity air-cooled engines problematic.
To get around this, Honda might be using its CRF1100L engine. With its clean-running and potent parallel-twin stepping up once more, as it did with the CMX1100 Rebel and NT1100 models.
The company claims to have settled on the name Honda Hawk for this motorcycle, short for Hawk 1100. For starters, it distinguishes the motorcycle from the preceding CB model. While also evoking another motorcycle from Honda’s past.
The CB400T was introduced in 1977 and was also known as the Hawk in some markets. It was also a parallel twin of the CB400, introduced in 1977.
Reveal date of Honda Hawk
It’s unclear when the reimagined Hawk will make its public debut. The Japanese press appears to have a general idea of when it will happen. Two major motorcycle events will be held in Japan this spring.
The Osaka Motorcycle Show at the beginning of March and the Tokyo Motorcycle Show at the end of the month. Many Japanese reports predict that the bike will reveal itself at the Osaka show. Then unveiled in its entirety at the Tokyo event. And it’s possible that the Hawk won’t be the only one to get their moment in the spotlight.
Considering that the Transalp and Hornet are also in development. Honda could have a hectic spring season ahead of them. For more news and updates keep visiting BikersInsider.