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86 BHP Honda Rebel CMX1100 Cruiser Motorcycle Revealed

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has introduced the new 2021 Rebel CMX 1100 cruiser in the European market. The Honda CMX1100 uses the same classic bare-boned ‘bobber’ formula but comes with a sizeable parallel-twin engine from the CRF1100 Africa Twin. In addition, the cruiser motorcycle also comes with a Dual Clutch Transmission option, expanding Honda DCT automatic range in the international market. 

Honda Rebel – Inception

Honda introduced the Rebel back in 2017. The cruiser motorcycle came with an A2 licence-friendly 500cc twin-cylinder, the CMX500 Rebel. The cruiser motorcycle offers a combination of a timeless ‘bobber’ look and modern styling and equipment. These values earned the CMX500 Rebel much popularity, and in just two years from inception, the Rebel was the third biggest-selling custom style machine in Europe. Now, the CMX1100 Rebel carries over the essence of the smaller motorcycle but adds more character, power and Honda’s most advanced technology.

2021 Honda CMX1100 Rebel Cruiser – Design Highlights

Honda also designed the CMX1100 Rebel in the US-based Honda R&D studio, where the brand also laid down the design for the CMX500 Rebel. The motorcycle features a raw cruiser design and comes with a flangeless fuel tank, chopped fenders, a long, low and narrow body. The front and rear mudguards made from 1mm-thick steel and mounted with die-cast aluminium brackets. In addition, the motorcycle gets a 175mm rounded headlamp and small 55mm circular indicators. The bike also features an oval, clear-lensed LED taillight. 

2021 Honda CMX1100 Rebel Cruiser – Top Features

The Honda CMX1100 Rebel features full LED lighting with 4-bulb LED headlight and 3-litre under-seat storage space, and USB Charging. The access to the under-seat storage is through the ignition itself. The motorcycle also features an offset 120mm negative LCD instrument display; uncluttered handlebars mount with substantial 1-inch clamps and cruise control as standard. The bike also comes with three default riding modes and one user customisable mode. Also, Honda offers 3level Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control. 

2021 Honda CMX1100 Rebel Cruiser – Technical Specifications

Powering the 2021 Honda CMX1100 Rebel is a Euro5 compliant 1084cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with a 270-degree crank-angle and Uni-cam. The engine produces 86 Hp of power and 98 Nm of torque. The engine comes with a 6-speed Manual Transmission or an optional 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (Automatic).

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