An ongoing rumour is making its round in Japan that Honda will likely replace the outgoing CB1100 with a new motorcycle.
The bike in question is the much-talked-about Hawk, seen here in a rendered image from a Japanese publication, Young-Machine.
According to reports, Honda will utilize the parallel-twin CRF1100L powerplant found on the Africa Twin, Rebel 1100 and NT1100.
The name that Honda is going for is actually taken from the company’s past, specifically the 1977 CB400T that also carries a parallel-twin engine and is known as the Hawk in some parts of the world.
It is still uncertain as to when the new Hawk is set to make an appearance, but reports in Japan suggest that the bike will be revealed at two separate locations, one in Osaka and later at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show.
More importantly, Young-Machine reported that the new Transalp and Hornet would also make a surprise appearance alongside the Hawk 1100.
If any of the news is true, 2022 could be a busy year for the Japanese marquee.