Honda unveils 2021 Rebel 1100 Cruiser DCT-equipped motorcycle
Cruiser motorcycles are some of the coolest rides. Recognizing this, Honda has unveiled a new premier cruising motorcycle that will be released for the 2021 model year. Dubbed the New Honda Rebel 1100, this modern offer which calls upon new technologies has never been used on cruisers.
DCT debuts in the Cruiser category
The all-new Honda Rebel 1100 is a mid-size cruiser model powered by a 1,084cc water-cooled four-stroke Unicam parallel twin engine. A re-tuned version of the engine from the company’s Africa Twin adventure platform, this mill features a 270-degree crankshaft allowing for a rhythmic sound and feel at low rpm as well as smooth high-rpm operations.
For the first time in the cruiser class, Honda’s Advanced Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission (DCT) will be offered via the Rebel 1100. The DCT allows automatic gearshifting, although riders can change gears manually using buttons mounted on the handlebars. Cyclists can also choose from three different riding modes: Standard, Sport and Rain. Models with DCT have a curb weight of 509 lbs.
Premium chassis, suspension and brakes
Honda has the all-new Rebel 1100 supported by a chassis that offers both straight-line stability and neutral handling. Despite a low saddle height of 27.5 inches, the Rebel 1100 can perform a 35-degree lean angle thanks to the compact nature of its engine.
The suspension components include a conventional 43mm fork with a cartridge-type shock absorber as well as two Showa shocks with superimposed reservoir. Braking power is taken from a front brake with a radial-mounted four-piston monobloc caliper (with a floating rotor).
The best power-to-weight ratio in its class for supreme performance
Performance-wise, the new Rebel 1100 2021 isn’t just limited to straight-line cruising, as it also delivers dynamic handling with quick acceleration as well as jaw-dropping cornering. Its powerful character is made possible by a weight / power ratio at the top of its category.
Honda will begin sales of the Rebel 1100 in January at an MSRP of $ 9,999 for the DCT or $ 9,299 for the manual transmission version. Available in Black Metallic and Burgundy Red Metallic, the Rebel 1100 can be further personalized with a full line of accessories from the Japanese company.
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