Honda Hawk is touted to be the replacement for the CB1100 roadster. It could adorn the looks of a cafe racer and has been officially teased.
Ever since Honda discontinued the CB1100 Roadster, there have been rampant rumours that the brand is working on ‘something’ to judiciously replace the much adored roadster. Early last month, Japanese industry authority ‘Young Machines’ shared the alleged renderings of how the upcoming roadster from Honda could look like.
Fast forward a few weeks, Honda themselves have released a small 25-second teaser confirming the rumours to be true and have also confirmed the name – Hawk 11 – for the upcoming roadster that is likely to feature the aesthetics of a Cafe Racer.
It has also been confirmed that the Japanese manufacturer will reveal the bike to the world at the Osaka Motorcycle Show that will take place between 19th and 21st of March 2022.
The teaser showed the extreme front right section of the upcoming bike highlighting the big round ‘porthole’ headlight surrounded by a small curved fairing giving it the distinctive retro cafe racer look. It could have very similar characteristics and aesthetics of the recently revealed Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR retro cafe racer.
The Honda Hawk 11 will be the fourth bike in the Honda stable to utilize the much admired 1084 cc parallel-twin engine which also powers the Africa Twin, Rebel 1100 and recently revived NT1100 grand tourer (that has also been recently patented in India).
Once launched, the Hawk 11 will go toe-to-toe with the likes of Yamaha’s 80’s inspired XSR900 and Kawasaki Z900 RS and of course, the previously mentioned Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR cafe racer.