Honda officially launches the long-awaited Honda Rebel 1100 / Honda Rebel CMX 1100 in Europe and North America.
Throughout 2019 and 2020, we have featured several posts on the incoming Honda Rebel 1100. Well folks, it’s finally here! Just a moment ago, Honda officially removed the cover on the long-awaited Honda CMX Rebel 1100! As previously rumored, the Honda Rebel 1100 comes in two variants; Six-speed manual and DCT.
Do you want to know what is surprising? It’s the price! In North America, the Honda Rebel 1100 DCT comes with an MSPR of $ 9,999 [MYR 40,865] and $ 9299 [MYR 38,000] for the manual transmission variant. Why is it surprising? Well the standard 500cc Honda Rebel 500 is priced at $ 6,299 and comparing it to the standard Rebel 1100, the 1100cc Rebel costs an extra $ 3,000 which is a bit unusual for a large cruiser in the 1000cc range. .
2021 Honda Rebel 1100
Starting with the design, the new Honda Rebel 1100 follows the same bobber styling from Honda’s iconic Rebel series. Up front, like the Rebel 500, the new Honda Rebel 1100 also comes with a 4-eye round LED headlight unit. In addition to this, the Rebel 1100 comes with full LED lighting throughout.
From the side, the low seat height, the huge parallel twin engine coupled with the overall minimalist cruising stance characterize the new Honda Rebel 1100 flagship.
Speaking of comfort, the new Honda Rebel 1100 features a hidden storage compartment under the seat with a built-in USB Type-C charging socket as well.
In the case of the engine, the Rebel 1100 features a Euro5 compliant 270 degree 1084cc 2-cylinder parallel crank 270 degree engine derived from the CRF1100L Africa Twin. Honda has yet to announce engine power figures. However, Honda says the new Rebel 1100 is capable of delivering torque from idle to the red line and power in the low-end range. As for the transmission, both the Manual and the DCT are set to 6 gears. The Rebel 1100 is also equipped with a throttle-by-wire as standard.
The Rebel 1100 is built around a tubular steel frame and adopts angled forks just like its smaller siblings. Compared to the 11.2-liter tank on the Rebel 500, the 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 features a slightly larger 13.6-liter tank. The manual variant of the Honda Rebel 1100 weighs 220.8 kg, while the DCT variant weighs 10 kg more at 230.8 kg. As previously speculated, the Rebel 1100 features an 18-inch wheel in the front and a smaller 16-inch wheel in the rear to go hand in hand with the balance of the cruiser. The Rebel 1100’s seat height is 700mm and it comes with a 35-degree steering angle.
Brake and suspension
In the case of brakes, a single radial four-piston caliper with a 330mm floating disc at the front and a single 256mm disc caliper at the rear take over the braking functions.
Suspension-wise, the cruiser is equipped with a 43mm telescopic front fork and a pair of Showa piggyback shocks at the rear.
The 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 comes with an LCD instrument panel with integrated handlebar switches. Honda offers ABS and cruise control as standard with the Rebel 1100.
Being a flagship cruiser, the 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 comes with 3 driving modes; standard, sport and rain as well as a custom fit. Selectable Torque Control (TC) on the Rebel 1100 can be adjusted in 3 different stages. In addition to this, the DCT transmission comes with 3 automatic modes and a customizable mode.
2021 Honda Rebel 1100 color options and options
The DCT and MT models come in two color options: Metallic Black and Metallic Burgundy Red. Honda also offers a variety of custom parts to choose from!
Availability in Malaysia:
Given that Malaysia was the first country in the ASEAN region to get the 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin range earlier this year, we think the prospect of the new Honda Rebel 1100 coming to our shores seems like a possibility. Follow our Telegram channel for quick updates on this!