2022 Honda NT1100 Revealed
Adventure motorcycles, which can handle tough terrains with finesse, are currently overshadowing Tourer motorcycles, which can eat up kilometres with ease. However, there is still a subset of motorcyclists who don’t want to get off the road at all but want their motorcycles to be as comfortable as possible. Honda has released the NT1100 for global markets in order to appeal to those riders.
If we were to sum it up in a single sentence, it’s the lovechild of two classic Honda motorcycles: the CRF1100L Africa Twin and the Gold Wing. The NT1100 was created to fill the gap between Honda’s 750 touring lines and the flagship Gold Wing.
The 2022 Honda NT1100 is powered by an Africa Twin-derived 1,048cc 8-valve parallel-twin motor that produces 102PS at 7,500rpm and 104Nm at 6,250rpm. Honda’s engine has been tweaked to provide a more relaxed riding experience. The NT1100 is available with both a DCT and a manual transmission. There are three riding modes: Urban, Rain, and Tour, as well as two User-defined modes: User 1 and User 2. There are three levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control (traction control) on the bike, as well as three levels of wheelie control.
The 2022 Honda NT1100’s low seat height, combined with refined steering geometry, make it significantly more road-oriented than its far more adventurous sibling. The 2022 Honda NT1100 has a steel, semi-double cradle frame with a bolt-on aluminium subframe, similar to the CRF1100L Africa Twin. The front suspension consists of 43 mm Showa USD forks, while the rear suspension consists of a Showa mono-shock. Upfront, there are 310 mm twin discs with radially mounted callipers, while at the back, there is a single 256 mm disc.
A 6.5-inch TFT touch screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity is also included. With its five-way height and angle adjustable screen, cruise control, small panniers, and heated grips, the 2022 Honda NT1100 should be a fantastic tourer.