Honda has released a larger, more powerful version of the Rebel 500 that offers passengers more than double the engine capacity which is named as the Rebel 1100. We can basically call it that Honda has taken over the new Rebel 1100 and it sits above the Honda Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 in international markets. The Honda Rebel 1100 is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed dual clutch transmission. The Rebel 1100 will go on sale in international markets soon. Whether Honda brings Rebel 1100 in Nepal remains to be seen. However, Honda adjusted the engine to better suit the characteristics of the cruiser.
The 1100 Rebel's biggest talking point is undoubtedly its engine. The Honda Rebel 1100's engine comes as a 1084cc Twin Parallel liquid coolant which is based as the same unit that powers the Africa Twin, Honda's flagship Adventure tourer motorbike. The company used different camshaft and ignition timing sections for the two Rebel 1100 cylinders. Thus, one cylinder produces slightly more power below 4000 rpm and the other above 4000 rpm. This, combined with the crankshaft, produces a unique 270 degree energy pulse. Honda claims the engine which offers a wide range of torque, with plenty of grunt at the low end to allow for a comfortable, cruiser-like driving experience.
The Rebel 1100 features a tubular steel frame under the familiar chassis. There is a 43mm cartridge fork and twin gas-charged shocks at the rear which both are adjustable for preload. The bike rides on 18-inch wheels at the front and a 16-inch wheel at the rear. Meanwhile, the 1520mm wheelbase is longer than the Rebel 500 and has a longer wheelbase as well. Braking duties are taken care of by a massive 330mm single disc and a 256mm disc at the rear. Dual channel ABS is set as a standard braking duty. Honda introduced the Rebel 1100 in two colors: Metallic Black and Bordeaux Red. The list of accessories includes a fairing, pillion seat, saddlebags and many more in this upcoming motorbike.
Honda Rebel 1100 will go on sale now from January 2021. Whether Honda brings it to our Nepalese shores or not it remains to be seen. The Honda Rebel 1100 carries a base price of $9,749 including a mandatory $450 destination charge in the International market. Buyers have several factory accessories to choose from, including visors, seats, racks, and cases. For more information about auto news in Nepal, please stay tune with us.