FIRST LOOK: 2023 Honda Hawk 11

What began from a rumour that surfaced a few months ago has finally materialised at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show as Honda officially pulls the wrap off the all-new Honda Hawk 11.

Despite the recent leaks revealing a blue coloured Hawk, Honda fielded a silver and black colour combination at the show. 

The display unit is also fitted with added accessories, including a tank grip, levers and a Moriwaki exhaust system.

Nevertheless, the most attracting feature on the Hawk 11 is the retro Monza-inspired front fairing followed by chrome components, compact windscreen, round mirrors, low handlebar and sculpted fuel tank.

Despite the fact that the overall look of the Hawk 11 is almost similar to the CB4 Interceptor Concept unveiled in 2017, the new model display minimal fairing and exudes a retro-classic motorcycle DNA, similar approach by Triumph’s Speed Triple RR. 

Based on the photos, the Hawk 11 offers quite a sporty ergonomics yet not as aggressive as a typical sportbike.

As previously reported, the Hawk 11 carries the same semi-double cradle steel chassis as the Rebel 1100 as the two is fitted with the same 1082.96cc parallel-twin engine capable of pumping 100hp @ 7,500rpm and 103Nm @ 6,000rm. The Hawk 11 is also available in manual and DCT transmission.

Other key highlights include USD front forks, monoshock rear suspension, disc brakes, dual-channel ABS, throttle by wire, heated grips, cruise control, cornering ABS and wheelie control. 

At the moment, Honda is yet to revealed any release date for the Hawk but it is safe to assume that the new motorcycle will reach worldwide dealership soon enough.

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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