: The neo-retro cafe racer, which debuted on the 2022 Osaka Motorbike Present, relies on the identical platform because the Honda Africa Twin.
The Honda Hawk 11 neo-retro cafe racer, based mostly on Honda’s 1084 cc Africa Twin platform, was lastly unveiled in full formally, courtesy of the 2022 Osaka Motorbike Present.
The photographs reveal a standard spherical headlight neatly nestled in a racing cowl. To additional this cafe racer aesthetic, it additionally will get clip-on handlebars and bar-end mirrors. The bike’s silhouette is accentuated by a muscular tank and lengthy exhaust with a single finish can, in addition to chrome bits throughout the motorbike. It will get a protracted single-piece seat and what appears to be satisfactory room for a pillion as properly.
The Hawk 11 borrows the Africa Twin’s 1084cc parallel-twin engine in addition to its metal cradle chassis design. This platform has confirmed reliability and as such the Hawk ought to profit from this as properly.. Within the Hawk avatar, the engine ought to show efficiency figures just like the Africa Twin – 101hp and 104Nm. Equally, it would additionally get a 6-speed gearbox with each the handbook and the DCT choices, identical to the Africa Twin.
Stopping the bike are twin discs on the entrance with NISSIN calipers and a single disc on the rear. We additionally see a USD fork just like the NT1100 on the entrance and a monoshock on the rear.
With a pukka cafe racer look, the Honda Hawk 11 joins the corporate of bikes just like the Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR and the MV Agusta Superveloce, and guarantees to supply that flavour of motorcycling to fans at what must be a extra accessible value level.
Honda already gives the Africa Twin to Indian clients and has patented the NT1100 in India as properly. Whether or not the Hawk 11 makes it right here stays to be seen as a restaurant racer with clip-on handlebar format might not have as a lot mass attraction as the opposite bikes based mostly on this platform.
Would you prefer to see the Honda Hawk 11 in India? Tell us within the feedback beneath.