The Much-Awaited Honda Hawk 11 Neo-Retro Bike To Debut In March

This short teaser gives us a rough idea of what to expect from the upcoming bike

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Honda has dropped the first-ever teaser image and video of its upcoming Hawk 11. To jog your memory, there had been several rumors suggesting that a new old-school Honda motorcycle is set to swoop in, essentially replacing the CB1100 that was discontinued last year.

But that’s not all, another teaser will drop sometime between now and the official launch date of the bike, set to take place at the Osaka Motorcycle Show 2022 scheduled for March the 19th.

With that out of the way, let’s dive into the details (or whatever we know so far).

Honda Hawk 11 Details

The Much-Awaited Honda Hawk 11 Neo-Retro Bike To Debut In March
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Just as with any teasers, neither the image nor the 25-second clip gives away any details about the bike. Regardless, there is a subtle hint of what the front end looks look.

The video shows a semi-fairing and a round all-LED headlight which is flanked by LED indicators. Interestingly, the headlight is quite similar to the Honda CB1000R’s unit, featuring a circular DRL and horizontal Honda badging in the middle.

The Much-Awaited Honda Hawk 11 Neo-Retro Bike To Debut In March
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Honda has dropped the first-ever teaser of its upcoming neo-retro bike, the Hawk 11

As for the semi-fairing, it seems to bear a deep glossy blue shade with body-colored fairing-mounted mirrors and a transparent windscreen. There’s also a shiny silver panel on the side, probably just for visual appeal. In the flesh, the semi-fairing is similar to what we’ve seen on bikes like the Triumph Thruxton R.

Honda Hawk 11 Render

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While the teaser only gives us a rough idea about the upcoming bike, the folks at Japan’s Young Machine had pictured (read rendered) the Hawk 11 even before the teaser aired and the front end in the teaser image is quite similar to the render.

So I suppose it wouldn’t be wrong to expect a similar final product with a clip-on handlebar and a few radical design elements.

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Finally, the ’11’ in the bike’s name hints that it could use the Africa Twin’s 1,100cc mill

Next, let’s address the name of the bike itself. I think the name ‘Hawk 11’ (or Hawkeye Eleven) is a teaser in itself too, with the suffix hinting that the bike employs Honda’s 1,082cc, twin-cylinder engine. This engine also does duty on the popular Africa Twin and the Rebel 1100.

This engine puts out a respectable 98 horsepower and 76 pound-feet, which is right on par with the bike’s potential rival, the Thruxton R.

What do you make of the upcoming Hawk 11? Let us know in the comments while we await the next teaser.

Render Credits: Young Machine

Punya Sharma
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