- Honda Rebel 1100 powered by 1048cc engine
- Sports similar styling to the Rebel 500
- Could be launched in India by 2022
Honda had globally unveiled the Rebel 1100 in November 2020 and has now launched the cruiser motorcycle in Thailand for an equivalent of INR 9.3 lakh.
The Honda Rebel 1100 borrows its 1048cc, parallel-twin engine from the Africa Twin. And just like the adventure-touring motorcycle, the Rebel 1100 is offered with a manual six-speed or DCT (dual-clutch transmission). As for electronic riding aids, the Honda Rebel 1100 is equipped with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), three-level wheelie control, ABS, a cruise control system, throttle-by-wire as well as four ride modes- Standard, Rain, Sport along with a customizable mode.
Now the Honda Rebel 1100 looks similar to the Rebel 500 and is only slightly longer and wider than the 500. The cruiser rides on an 18-inch wheel upfront with twin 330mm discs while the 16-inch wheel at the rear uses a 256mm disc. Suspension duties are taken care of by telescopic forks upfront and a twin shock absorbers at the rear sourced from Showa.
After the Thailand launch, Honda is expected to introduce the Rebel 1100 in the Philippines and Indonesia soon. And it is likely to make its debut in India by 2022 to compete against the Indian Scout here.