Markham, ON: Honda’s unique take on custom cool motorcycle mania, the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500, get a big, bold new sibling. Using the same formula – classic bare-boned ‘bobber’ with a modern-day twist – the CMX1100 Rebel offers to relax and excite in equal measure. Serious performance is on tap from its 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, plus its “bobber” styling, meaty character and evocative exhaust note; Honda Selectable Torque Control, Wheelie Control, Cruise Control and 3 default riding modes working through Throttle by Wire to make up a comprehensive package of supporting electronics. High-quality running gear includes 43mm cartridge-style front forks, ‘piggyback’ rear shock absorbers and four-piston, radial-mount front brake caliper. All lighting is LED, with negative LCD instrument display. The Rebel 1100 is available in both a standard six-speed transmission as well as the automatic shifting Dual Clutch Transmission, a first for the cruiser segment.
The Rebel’s combination of a timeless ‘bobber’ look and a unique, forward-looking, contemporary style earned it immediate popularity. The seat is contoured to support the rider under hard acceleration but with soft density for comfort. The Rebel rider can go solo or carry a passenger, as the rear seat pad quickly and easily unbolts. Under the seat there’s a 3L storage compartment which features a USB-C charging point.
The Rebel 1100’s 1,084cc SOHC 8-valve parallel twin-cylinder engine is based on that of the CRF1100L Africa Twin, but with a variety of key changes that have completely altered its nature and feel to cater for its new cruiser duties. The adaptable Rebel 1100 combines carefully developed geometry, sport-worthy components and a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, Honda’s DCT technology is now in its eleventh year of production. It delivers consistent, seamless gear changes and very quickly becomes second nature in use. It uses two clutches: one for start-up and 1st, 3rd and 5th, the other for 2nd, 4th and 6th, with the main shaft for each clutch located inside the other for compact packaging.
As a motorcycle born to be accessorised, there is a range of Honda Genuine Accessories ready to bolt straight on to the Rebel 1100. These accessories includes but are not limited to, windshield and headlight cowl options, heated grips, tank pads, short front fender, wheel stripes, a variety of seat and passenger seat options as well as backrests, rear carriers and luggage racks.
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