Honda Hawk 11 cafe racer officially unveiled at 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show



Honda has finally unveiled its neo-retro cafe racer Hawk 11 at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show. Based on the Honda Africa Twin platform, it gets a circular headlamp integrated into the racing cowl.
To further accentuate the cafe racer aesthetic, the bike features a LED headlamp with DRLs, bar-end mirrors, clip-on handlebars, a muscular fuel tank, a single-piece seat, long exhaust and chrome accents. Moreover, it gets an LCD instrument cluster with multiple ride modes. Hawk 11 appearance is a bit similar to the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR.


Hawk 11 neo-retro cafe racer borrows the 1084cc parallel-twin engine and steel cradle chassis design from the Africa Twin and NT1100. The engine churns out 101 hp of peak power and 104 Nm of maximum torque. It will likely receive a six-speed gearbox with manual and DCT options as offered with the Africa Twin. The cafe racer uses 17-inch alloy wheels with tyres measuring 120/70 and 180/55 respectively.
Speaking of mechanicals, the Hawk 11 gets twin discs at the front and a single disc at the rear, respectively with NISSIN calipers. Also, it uses USD forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear.
Honda Hawk 11 rivals the likes of MV Agusta Superveloce and Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR. The specifications of the bike are likely to be revealed soon. It will be interesting to see if the retro cafe racer appeals to the buyers, however, Honda has not confirmed whether the Hawk 11 will come to India.


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