2022 Honda NT1100 takes the Africa Twin recipe and tweaks it for touring
Honda NT1100 static shot on sidestand
The 1100 engine within the Honda NT1100 is taken from the Africa Twin
The 6.5″ TFT display within the 2022 Honda NT1100
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Honda have introduced touring again into focus with its new NT1100 – an Africa Twin primarily based sports activities tourer that has trendy efficiency, old-school practicality and a smart price ticket.
Honda say they made the bike as a result of there’s a big group of individuals on the market who need the consolation, know-how and efficiency of recent journey bikes with out the dimensions of the issues or the related value. The reality too is that for most individuals, particularly when you spend time simply on street, they’re a more sensible choice.
Because the NT1100 identify suggests, the brand new bike is powered by the 1084cc parallel twin from the Africa Twin. It’s obtained new intakes and exhaust innards to fatten up the midrange, with a minor drop in peak torque, so it now produces 100.5bhp @ 7250rpm and 75 ftlb @ 6250 however its different clever unchanged, which is not any dangerous factor so far as we’re involved.
Honda has additionally introduced throughout the metal body and aluminium subframe from the AT nevertheless it’s the suspension and bodywork that’s modified. The suspension is way shorter journey (150mm at both finish) and its now on 17″ wheels, as a substitute of the 21″/18″ of the AT. The results of it is a tremendously decreased seat peak of simply 820mm – over an inch decrease than the Africa Twin with its seat within the lowest place.
Given the touring is the purpose, the NT is wrapped in wind deflecting bodywork with a five-position display designed to divert air over and across the rider. Different nods to touring consolation embrace panniers, cruise management, centre stand and heated grips all as normal, in addition to a distant preload adjuster for the rear shock.
If very lengthy distance work is in your thoughts, there’s additionally an non-compulsory rear topbox, consolation seat and tank bag out there individually or as a part of three totally different accent packs. A quickshifter/autoblipper can also be out there as an possibility.
Additionally carried throughout from the Africa Twin are the electronics, so meaning you’ve obtained the identical ranges of security aids together with lean delicate traction management, cornering ABS and wheel management. There are additionally three using modes as normal plus two person customisable ones.
In addition to the identical intelligent methods below the bodywork that present all the same old security aids, the NT brings throughout the nifty 6.5″ TFT display that makes use of each Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for navigation, music and calls.
Once more what’s really proven on the display will be customised by the rider. Regardless of cramming it stuffed with stuff, Honda has managed to maintain the load to a smart 238kg with gasoline (248kg for the DCT).
The NT1100 will arrive in sellers in January with the usual mannequin priced at £11,999 whereas the DCT model will value £12,999.
Honda NT1100 specs
1084cc parallel twin
100.5bhp @ 7250rpm
820mm seat peak