Honda Hawk 11 Café Racer To Unveil In March
Honda has confirmed that the Hawk nameplate will be revived at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show, which will take place between March 19 and 21. The new motorcycle will be called the Honda Hawk 11 Café Racer and will be designed in a neo-retro style. It will also be the fourth model to use the 1,100cc twin-cylinder platform, which debuted on the Honda Africa Twin, and will be followed by the CMX1100 Rebel and the NT1100.
Honda recently discontinued the CB1100, so it makes sense for the company to fill the void in its lineup with a neo-retro offering like the Hawk. Honda’s Hawk 11 will enter the modern classic ring, competing against the likes of Kawasaki, Triumph, and Yamaha.
The brand teased a neo-retro cafe racer-style motorcycle with a curved front fairing and a round headlight, similar to the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR. In a few weeks, we’ll know what the rest of the motorcycle looks like.
We anticipate that the 1,084cc parallel-twin will produce around 100hp and 104Nm, as do all other motorcycles based on this engine platform.
Honda already sells the Africa Twin in India and has a patent on the NT1100. The Hawk 11 would also fit in well in our market, given that Kawasaki and Triumph have similar offerings that customers appear to like.