The dirt and traffic buster

Rebel 1100

Honda’s unique take on custom cool, the CMX500 Rebel, gets a big, bold 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 a 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. A Dual Clutch Transmission option will be available.

At a Glance:

As a 21st century bobber, the Rebel 1100’s stripped-back style speaks volumes with its minimalism. Steel mudguards front and rear sit atop fat tyres; the circular headlight mixes old school looks with new school LED bulbs and mirrors the round, negative LCD instrument display. For modern day convenience, there’s a USB-C charger in the underseat storage space.

 

 

Price (AS): €12,999.00
Price (STD): €11,899.00

Features

Raw style a statement of muscular, stealthy simplicity

The blacked-out CMX1100 Rebel offers a simple, raw and ‘unprocessed’ look created by the same US-based Honda R&D studio that laid down the style of the CMX 500 Rebel. Long and low, with narrow body crowned by a scalloped, two-tone 13.6L flangeless fuel tank, its minimalist presence has real depth, with proportions that are complemented naturally with a rider on board.

Full LED lighting with 4 bulb LED headlight

Both front and rear mudguards are drawn from 1mm-thick steel and mount with die-cast aluminium brackets. And everywhere you look there are design cues that reinforce the unique overall Rebel look. The low-set 175mm diameter headlight has a classic form but houses four LED bulbs with thick inner lenses for a well-defined frontal signature. The small 55mm circular indicators, too, have classic looks but the oval, clear-lensed LED taillight strikes a contemporary note and chimes with other Rebel details.

Ignition also opens the seat, which hides storage space and USB-C charger

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.

 

Cruise control

An offset 120mm negative LCD instrument display offers intuitive information delivery. The ignition key locates on the left side of the frame and also opens the seat without having to be removed from the ignition. The uncluttered handlebars mount with substantial 1-inch clamps and the left-hand switchgear manages the riding modes and the optional DCT. And for long highway days, cruise control is fitted as standard.

 

 

Plenty of Punch

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. Peak power of 64kW @ 7,000rpm with 98Nm @ 4,750rpm peak torque are healthy numbers in this segment of the market, and a guarantee of strong performance. Increased inertia from 32% extra flywheel mass means the low-rpm response is not only extremely strong, but is delivered with real character.

Strong and Slim

A styling statement in itself, the Rebel’s tubular steel frame is based around the raw and simple design of its sibling and features the same defined ‘theme’ line running diagonally front to back, with the fuel tank playing its part sat above the 35mm diameter main tubes which, naturally, are larger than the CMX500 Rebel’s. The 50.8mm diameter swingarm, too has an ‘engineered’ look to match.

Specifications

Engine
Bore × Stroke (mm) 92mm x 81.5mm
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 1084cc
Engine Type (cm³) SOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam. EURO5 compliant
Max. Power Output 64kW at7,000rpm
Max. Torque 98Nm at 4,750rpm
Oil Capacity (Litres) 4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)
Starter Electric
Wheels
Suspension Front Preload adjustable 43mm cartridge style
Suspension Rear Preload adjustable twin piggyback rear shock
Tyre Size Front 130/70B18 M/C
Tyre Size Rear 180/65B16 M/C
Dimensions and Weights
Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V/11.2AH
Caster Angle 28°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2195 x 815 x 1195mm
Frame type Diamond
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 13.6L
Fuel Consumption 4.9L / 100km - MT 5.3L / 100km - DCT
Ground Clearance (mm) 120mm
Kerb Weight (kg) MT: 223kg / DCT 233kg
Seat Height (mm) 700mm
Trail (mm) 110mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1,520mm
Transmission
Clutch MT: Wet multiplate clutch DCT: Wet multiplate hydraulic 2-clutch
Final Drive Chain
Transmission Type MT: 6-speed Manual Transmission DCT: 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Instruments and Electrics
Headlights LED
Instruments Offset 120mm negative LCD instrument display, USB-C charger
Tail Light LED