2023 Honda Rebel 1100T First Look
Fork-mounted fairing and hard cases but same 3.6-gallon tank
As we reported last month, Honda is introducing a new bagger version of the Rebel 1100. The 2023 Honda Rebel 1100T adds a fork-mounted fairing and color-matched hard panniers. For the U.S., the bagger model will only be offered with DCT, while some markets may offer a manual transmission option.
The fairing offers more protection from the elements, while the lockable saddlebags offer 35 liters of storage, giving the big Rebel some added touring versatility. Unfortunately, the fuel tank has the same 3.6-gallon capacity as the regular Rebel 1100, so don’t expect much difference in range.
The fairing and luggage increases the curb weight by 33 to a claimed 542 pounds for the Rebel 1100T DCT, compared to 509 pounds for the regular DCT model and 487 pounds for the manual transmission Rebel 1100.
Apart from the bagger accoutrements, the Rebel 1100T DCT is mechanically similar to the Rebel 1100 DCT, with the same 1083 cc Parallel-Twin derived from the Africa Twin.
The suspension is comprised of a telescopic fork offering 5.5 inches of travel and dual Showa rear shocks with adjustable preload and 3.7 inches of travel. A single four-piston monoblock, radial-mount hydraulic caliper and floating 330mm rotor are paired to the 18-inch front wheel. The 16-inch rear wheel is matched with a single one-piston hydraulic caliper and 256mm rotor. ABS comes standard, as do traction control, wheelie control, engine braking control, three selectable ride modes, and cruise control.
For the U.S., 2023 Honda Rebel 1100T will be offered in a choice of Metallic Black and Bordeaux Red Metallic for $11,299, compared to $9,499 for the Rebel 1100 and $10,099 for the Rebel 1100 DCT.
2023 Honda Rebel 1100 Specifications
Rebel 1100 (CMX1100)
Rebel 1100 DCT (CMX1100D)
Rebel 1100T DCT (CMX1100TD)
|Engine Type||1,083cc liquid-cooled Unicam four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin|
|Valve Train||SOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||92.0mm x 81.5mm|
|Induction||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection w/ 46mm throttle bodies (Throttle By Wire)|
|Ignition||Full transistorized ignition|
|Transmission||6 speed manual||6 speed automatic DCT|
|Clutch||Multiplate wet||(2) multiplate wet|
|Final Drive||525 chain, 16T x 42T|
|Front Suspension||43mm conventional telescopic fork w/ adj. preload & dark titanium oxide coating; 5.5 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Dual Showa shocks w/ 12.5mm shafts & adj. preload, piggyback pressurized reservoirs; 3.7 in. travel|
|Front Brakes||Single four-piston monobloc, radial-mount hydraulic caliper w/ floating 330mm rotor; ABS|
|Rear Brakes||Single one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 256mm rotor; ABS|
|Trail||110mm (4.3 in.)|
|Width||33.6 in.||32.8 in.||33.4 in.|
|Height||43.9 in.||46.5 in.|
|Seat Height||27.5 in.|
|Ground Clearance||4.7 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||3.6 gal. (1.1 gal. Reserve)|
|Curb Weight||487 lbs. (claimed)||509 lbs. (claimed)||542 lbs. (claimed)|
|Colors||Iridium Gray Metallic; Green Metallic||Metallic Black; Bordeaux Red Metallic|
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