A new breed of Honda tourer makes its debut. Taking the heart of the CRF1100L Africa Twin as a starting point, the NT1100 builds on the platform to offer comfortable, agile, enjoyable performance. A low seat height and sharp steering geometry combine with high specification suspension to create a sporting package. 5-way height and angle adjustable screen and upper/lower wind deflectors ensure high-speed aero efficiency and outstanding weather protection; cruise control is standard, as are slim panniers and heated grips. Rider aids include 3 default riding modes, 2 USER custom options, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and Wheelie Control. Radial-mount four-piston front calipers provide the braking power, 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 front and rear tyres the grip. A 6.5-inch TFT touch screen rounds out a premium specification and features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® connectivity.
From MT: £12,499.00 OTR | DCT: £13,499.00 OTR
Comfortable, agile, enjoyable. The NT1100 in a nutshell. Sleek, subtle styling delivers efficient aerodynamic performance with a riding position tailored for touring. Screen height and angle are 5-way adjustable and upper and lower wind deflectors also work to protect the rider. A 6.5-inch TFT touch screen provides full colour, customisable displays and offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® connectivity. Cruise control, heated grips and sizable integrated panniers are standard equipment.
The NT1100’s steel semi-double cradle frame employs a relatively short wheelbase and sharp steering geometry while suspension is via 43mm Showa cartridge-type inverted front forks and single-tube rear shock. Rear spring preload adjusts hydraulically. Dual 310mm front discs are paired with 4-piston radial-mount calipers; tyres are sized 120/70-17 front and 180/55-17 rear.
It also features full-fat performance from the twin-cylinder engine, inherited from the Africa Twin, but with intake and exhaust tuned for super-smooth acceleration and a pleasing low-rpm sound. The performance does not come to the detriment of fuel economy: the engine’s efficiency allows a 400km range from the 20 litre fuel tank.
The electronic package includes 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Wheelie Control, full LED lights, self-cancelling indicators and Emergency Stop Signals. And finding a natural home in the NT11000, Honda’s six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) is an option.
You’ve been waiting for this moment. The working week is done. Now it’s time to explore, a weekend away. Your NT1100 is packed, for two. Where are you going? You have an idea and part of the route is planned on your phone. But some will be a surprise, deliberately. And what are you searching for? Something special. The feeling only travel by motorcycle can bring. And it’s out there, waiting.
That’s the great thing about the NT1100. It’s so versatile. Sleek aerodynamics, a large, 5-way adjustable screen and upper/lower deflectors provide superb wind protection. But compact dimensions are just right for urban riding. The seat, with an 820mm height, is comfortable for two and matched to a flexible riding position that allows you to engage, or relax. And, as you’d expect, equipment levels are high. Alongside panniers, the NT1100 is loaded with a 20L fuel tank – giving 400km range (WMTC mode) – heated grips, cruise control, USB/ACC sockets and rear carrier. A centre stand makes rear wheel maintenance easy.
The muscular twin-cylinder engine offers strong performance from low rpm, with 104Nm peak torque, just what you need for effortless overtaking. It also drives smoothly to the redline and tuned for a deep, pulsating and characterful sound. Three default riding modes, URBAN, RAIN and TOUR, cover most conditions and two USER options allow you to fully customise engine output as well as the 3-level HSTC and Wheelie Control. Six-speed DCT is an option, if you want to change gears, trigger-shifters offer razor-fast control, up or down, from the left handlebar. Or, choose efficient, seamless shifting, with 3-level S mode if you need sportier performance.
This is a motorcycle that handles lightly and accurately, however you ride it. With the steel frame’s rigidity optimised for strength, feel and stability, the 43mm Showa cartridge-type USD forks and rear shock, working an aluminium swingarm through Pro-Link, return impressive suspension reaction and a precise cornering experience, no matter the conditions. Rear spring preload is hydraulically-adjustable to suit the load you’re carrying. 120/180 section front and rear tyres ensure maximum grip and stability and there’s smooth, progressive ABS-controlled braking power available when you need it.
Bright and easy to read, the 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen offers three levels of information – minimum to maximum – to suit individual preference. Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto® and Bluetooth® connectivity allows access to smartphone functions – such as navigation, music and calls – via the display and a helmet headset. Daytime Running Lights (DRL) automatically adjust to ambient light intensity and alert other road users of your presence. Over 50km/h, the self-cancelling Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) indicates a hard-stop situation to those behind. The indicators also auto-cancel.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam|
|Max Power Output||75kW at 7500rpm|
|Max Torque||104Nm at 6250rpm|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||92mm x 81.5mm|
|Front Brake||Radial mounted four-piston brake caliper, 310mm floating double disc|
|Rear Brake||Single piston caliper, 256mm single disc|
|Front Suspension||Showa 43mm SFF-BP type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster, 150mm stroke.|
|Rear Suspension||Monoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with SHOWA gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster, 150mm axle travel.|
|Front Wheel||Multi-spoke cast aluminium | 120/70R17 M/C|
|Rear Wheel||Multi-spoke cast aluminium | 180/55R17 M/C|
|Dimensions||2240mm x 865mm x 1360mm (low screen position)|
|Frame Type||Semi double cradle|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20.4L|
|Kerb Weight||238Kg - MT|
248Kg - DCT
|Clutch||Wet, multiplate clutch|
|Transmission||MT: 6-speed Manual Transmission|
DCT: 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission