The Japanese bike press is already on excessive alert this week, as a alternative for the CB1100 is being touted for an imminent launch. The bike being mentioned is the Hawk Idea, which is a retro bare cafe racer with the Africa Twin engine.
The transfer away from the outgoing CB1100’s air-cooled inline four-cylinder configuration is being compelled by extra stringent emissions rules, making using bigger capability air-cooled engines increasingly more problematic. To get round this, Honda is rumored to be utilizing its CRF1100L powerplant, with its clean-running and highly effective parallel-twin making the transfer once more, because it did with the CMX1100 Insurgent and NT1100.
It’s mentioned that Honda has mounted the identify of Hawk, or Hawk 1100 for this bike. For one factor, it takes the bike away from the earlier CB mannequin, but additionally highlights one other bike from Honda’s previous. The CB400T started manufacturing in 1977, was additionally a parallel twin and was identified in some markets because the Hawk.
A rendering of the proposed bike as proven in Younger Machine journal in Japan
When will the Honda Hawk be revealed?
It is unclear when the remastered Hawk will make its large reveal, although the Japanese press has a imprecise thought. There are going to be two large exhibits in Japan, one in Osaka in early March after which the Tokyo Motorbike Present on the finish. A number of Japanese titles are recommending the bike to be teased in Osaka after which absolutely showcased on the Tokyo Present. And it may not simply be Hawke who headlines his second. With Transalp and Hornet additionally ready patiently within the wings, it might be a busy spring season for Honda.