Honda Makes a Tourer Out of Africa Twin – NT1100 Unveiled

Honda NT1100 is based on the company’s very popular Africa Twin that it also sells here in India. Will the tourer come here then…?

Honda has unveiled its new touring machine which is called as NT1100. The motorcycle is based out of the popular Africa Twin.

While the Africa Twin is more inclined towards rough and tough terrains, the NT1100 is more of a laidback tourer to much miles on well-laid roads. Honda is offering its tourer in two variants, NT1100A and NT1100D.

The model with suffix A comes with a 6-speed gearbox with a manual transmission while the variant with suffix D offers automatic transmission.

Honda NT1100A costs £11,999 (roughly equal to INR 12.4 Lac) whereas the NT1100D is priced at £12,999 (or about INR 13.4 Lac).

The NT1100 is being offered in three paint schemes – Matte Iridium Grey Metallic, Pearl Glare White, and Graphite Black.

Honda NT1100

The design of the NT1100 is what makes it an interesting motorcycle. The bike gets twin LED headlights fused with LED DRLs. The aerodynamics is being taken care of by a big fairing.

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To avoid windblast at higher speeds, the Honda NT1100 is equipped with a five-way adjustable large wind visor which is further complemented by wind deflectors.

NT1100 is sitting on steel, semi-double cradle frame and a bolt-on aluminum subframe. This underpinning is just the same you get on the Africa Twin ADV, so, ideally this should make it a robust motorcycle, but how would this set-up perform on a sports touring kind-of application needs to be seen.

The NT1100 uses 43 mm Showa USD forks at the front end and a Showa mono-shock at the rear.

Honda NT1100

The tourer is fitted with shorter 17-inch rubber and has a saddle height of 820mm. The braking duty is managed by dual-channel ABS.

The NT1100 is powered by the 1,084cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine from the Africa Twin, and it churns 101 bhp of maximum power at 7250 RPM along with a peak torque of 104 Nm at 6250 RPM.

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Honda NT1100

Talking about features, Honda NT1100 comes with a 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen monitor that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity.

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Apart from that to assist in touring, the bike gets fog lights along with a 50L top box. The tourer also gets Quickshifter, Wheelie Control, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), three preset riding modes, Urban, Rain, Tour, and two other modes that are customizable.

Honda is very positive about its Africa Twin for India, however, we do not have any clue at this point it we would also get its tourer sibling here anytime soon.