2022 Honda NT1100 Announced for Europe

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung
Fast Facts

Choice of manual transmission or DCT
Sharper steering geometry than the Africa Twin
5.4 gallon fuel tank
Integrated panniers, heated grips, cruise control and an adjustable windscreen come standard

No word on US availability

Honda Europe revealed the new 2022 NT1100, a street-focused tourer based on the CRF1100L adventure bike. As of this writing, the NT1100 has only been announced for Europe, but we hope to see it come to North America eventually.

Visually, the NT1100’s design resembles the NT700V (a.k.a. the Deauville), which was last offered in the U.S. in 2013. The fairing is designed for touring comfort, and stands in contrast to the recent industry trend of sport-tourers with adventure-inspired styling. The windscreen is five-way adjustable for height and angle, and it’s supplemented with wind deflectors on either side.

Cruise control and heated grips come standard, as are the integrated detachable panniers. The cases are designed to be slim, with a maximum width of 35.4 inches at their widest point. The left case holds 8.7 gallons while the right is slightly smaller at 8.4 gallons, to create more clearance from the exhaust. Honda claims the NT1100 will get 47 mpg which, combined with the 5.4-gallon fuel tank, would mean a range of about 253 miles.

The 2022 Honda NT1100 is powered by a liquid-cooled 1084cc Parallel-Twin similar to the one used on the Africa Twin. The engine has the same 10.1:1 compression ratio and 270° phased crankshaft, but the air intake duct length and exhaust are tuned to make a low-rpm “throb”, with Honda claiming smooth, powerful acceleration and relaxed highway cruising performance. Honda claims the NT1100’s engine produces 101 hp at 7,500 rpm and 76.7 lb.ft at 6,250 rpm. That’s the same power output claimed by the 2022 Africa Twin, but a slight dip in peak torque.

Like its ADV sibling, the NT1100 is available with a dual clutch transmission (DCT). The manual model has a claimed curb weight of 524.7 pounds, while Honda claims the DCT model comes in at 546.7 pounds.

The chassis consists of the same steel semi-double cradle frame as the Africa Twin, with a bolt-on aluminum subframe. The NT1100’s 60.4-inch wheelbase is 1.6 inches shorter than the Africa Twin, while the 26.5° rake and 4.3-inch trail should make for sharper steering than the CRF1100L’s 27.5° and 4.4 inches offer.

Showa supplies the preload-adjustable 43mm inverted fork and rear shock with remote spring preload adjustability. Both offer 5.9 inches of travel.

The wheels are made of die-cast aluminum, with a sand core allowing for a hollow hub center for the front wheel. The intersecting spokes attach to the rim diagonally, with Honda claiming high rigidity for cornering and smoother road vibrations when traveling in a straight line. The front wheel sports a 120/70-17 tire while a 180/55-17 tire is fitted at the rear.

The braking system consists of dual four-piston radial-mount calipers with 310mm discs up front and a single-piston caliper with a 256mm disc at the rear. We’re a little surprised the NT1100 comes standard with a 2-channel ABS instead of the IMU-based cornering ABS offered on the Africa Twin.

The NT1100 does offer three selectable ride modes plus two customizable modes, a three-level traction control system and a three-level wheelie control system.

The NT1100 is equipped with a similar stacked instrument cluster as the Africa Twin, with a 6.5-inch TFT above a smaller LCD screen. The full-color TFT offers customizable displays plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

At 32.3 inches, the seat height is more manageable than the AT which stands at 32.4 inches with the lowest seat option. The saddle is designed for comfort for both rider and passenger, with grab handles integrated into the rear rack.

Other standard features include a USB socket, accessory power socket, center stand, and, where markets allow, full LEDs with daytime running lights, self-canceling turn indicators and emergency stop signals.

Honda also offers three optional packages. The Urban pack adds a 13.2-gallon top case/pillion back rest and a 1.2-gallon tank bag. The Touring pack includes more comfortable seats and pillion footpegs plus fog lights. The Urban and Touring packs can be combined to form the Voyage pack. Each of these accessories can also be purchased separately.

For 2022, the Honda NT1100 will be available in three color options: Matte Iridium Gray Metallic, Pearl Glare White, and Graphite Black. In the U.K., it is priced at £11,999, which puts it slightly less expensive than the Yamaha Tracer 9 GT‘s £12,202 MSRP.

At the moment, there is no indication the NT1100 will be offered in the U.S., though we will keep an eye on any updates from American Honda.

2022 Honda NT1100 Specifications

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel-Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Bore x Stroke92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio10.1:1
Horsepower101 hp at 7,500rpm (claimed)
Torque76.7 lb-ft. at 6,250rpm (claimed)
Oil Capacity4.8 – MT
5.2 – DCT
CarburationPGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity5.4 gallons
Fuel Consumption47 mpg (claimed)
Battery Capacity12V/11.2AH
Clutch TypeWet, multiplate clutch
Transmission TypeMT: 6-speed Manual Transmission
DCT: 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Final DriveChain
FrameSteel semi-double cradle frame with bolt-on aluminum subframe.
Length88.2 inches
Width34.1 inches (35.4 inches with the panniers)
Height53.5 inches (low screen position)
Wheelbase60.4 inches
Rake/Trail26.5°/4.3 inches
Seat Height32.3 inches
Ground Clearance6.9 inches
Curb Weight524.7 pounds – Manual (claimed)
546.7 pounds – DCT (claimed)
Front SuspensionShowa 43mm SFF-BP type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster, 5.9 inches stroke.
Rear SuspensionMonoblock aluminum swing arm with Pro-Link with Showa gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster, 5.9 inches of axle travel.
Front WheelMulti-spoke cast aluminum
Rear WheelMulti-spoke cast aluminum
Front Tire120/70R17 M/C
Rear Tire180/55R17 M/C
ABS System Type2-channel ABS
Front BrakeRadial mounted four-piston brake caliper, 310mm floating double disc
Rear BrakeSingle piston caliper, 256mm single disc
Instruments6.5-inch TFT Touch Panel Multi information display & secondary LCD meter
Security SystemHISS
HeadlightLED with DRL
ConnectivityApple CarPlay & Android Auto
12V SocketYes
Auto Winker cancelYes
Cruise ControlYes
Additional Features5 Riding Modes

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Ron Hayes Ron Hayes on Oct 27, 2021

    Trying to get some of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 people. Crazy question? Since these sport tourers are getting so techy, why can't they include a stereo with bluetooth like the Goldwing but in a smaller form. No speakers maybe?

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    • Arjen Bootsma Arjen Bootsma on Nov 01, 2021

      Not a year ago, but yes, it was around 12-13k, but then they threw lots of tech at it and raised the price by 5k+...
      I'm a very happy owner of a '15 (bought in '16 for $9,995!), currently ~75k on the odometer, and a new one is getting too pricy. Hopefully the NT1100 will come state side with a price tag of 14-15k.
      Or Kawasaki could offer a base Versys 1000 for that amount.

  • Tim Sawatzky Tim Sawatzky on Oct 28, 2021

    I just can't figure out why they do a display like that. Is it to remind us how ugly the old LCD display is? Just pick one, Honda.