Honda’s new bike is extra road-focussed than the CRF1100L Africa Twin, despite the truth that it’s closely primarily based on the latter.
Honda has internationally revealed the NT1100 – a bike purpose-built for lengthy hauls. The Honda NT1100 is closely primarily based on the CRF1100L Africa Twin, which is a correct hardcore off-roading machine; the NT1100, nevertheless, is extra road-biased, sober, and well-suited for freeway cruising.
Although the NT1100 borrows its platform and powertrain from the Africa Twin, it’s not solely distinct when it comes to styling but additionally ergonomically comfy. There’s a giant adjustable visor upfront for smoother wind buffeting. The visor additionally has extensions on either side to smoothen the airflow across the rider. The headlamp is an all-LED unit and extends to either side. The fairing is beefy, to say the least, however doesn’t lengthen all the way in which down, leaving the engine and gearbox parts uncovered.
Talking of the engine and gearbox, the NT1100 will get the identical 1,048cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled motor of the Africa Twin. The NT1100 might be had with a six-speed guide or a dual-clutch computerized gearbox. The powertrain is ready as much as produce 100bhp at 7,500rpm and 104Nm at 6,250rpm.
The electronics onboard embody multi-level traction and wheelie management. The NT1100 additionally will get a number of driving modes as properly. All the electronics might be accessed by way of a 6.5-inch TFT instrument panel that additionally options Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Different options embody cruise management, heated grips, and panniers.
The Honda NT1100 will get 17-inch wheels on each ends. The suspension setup features a 43mm upside-down fork (entrance) and a mono-shock on the rear, each of which provide an affordable 150mm of suspension journey.
Abroad, the model gives extra inexpensive middle-weight touring bikes. After which there may be the Goldwing sequence, a flagship tourer bike, which is, to illustrate, not accessible by all. The Honda NT100 suits proper between Honda’s 750cc touring vary and the Honda Goldwing.
Honda Two-wheelers India is more likely to launch the brand new NT1100 by the primary quarter of 2022. The bike is predicted to hold a steep price ticket, for will probably be a CBU product, and will likely be bought right here in restricted numbers.
Internationally, the Honda NT100 has been priced from Rs 12.35 lakh (for the guide) to Rs 13.50 lakh (for the DCT variant). When launched in India, the Honda NT1100 will simply have a price ticket of round Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom).