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.

At the moment, we know that Honda plans to unveil the all-new Hawk 11 at the Annual Osaka Motorcycle Show on March 19, 2022.

So far, we also know the Hawk 11 will feature the widely used 1,084cc parallel-twin engine that’s also found in the CRF1100L Africa Twin, NT1100 and Rebel 1100.

Honda was also kind enough to showcase what the front end will look like in its first teaser.

However, the second teaser is much more enticing, as the Japanese manufacturer revealed the front fascia and the side profile.

Although the entire video was shown in a dark environment, you could see some exciting features.

Firstly, the video showed a glimpse of a Honda decal on the fuel tank, satin-finished metal accents, metal-like rear subframe with Hawk 11 decal on it.

The short video also showcased what the saddle would look like, but it’s so dark you can’t see the exact finishing used.

Although everything else remains a secret, the Hawk 11 is undoubtedly one of the bikes to look out for in 2022. 

Nevertheless, if you can’t wait until the official unveiling, you can always refer to Young-Machine render image – which we think looks eerily similar to the actual thing.

With less than two weeks to go before the official debut, stay tuned as we will bring the latest update on the upcoming Hawk 11.

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. 


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