2023 Honda Rebel 1100T First Look

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

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.

2023 Honda Rebel 1100T DCT Metallic Black

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.

2023 Honda Rebel 1100T DCT Metallic Black

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 Type1,083cc liquid-cooled Unicam four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin
Valve TrainSOHC; four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke92.0mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio10.1:1
InductionPGM-FI electronic fuel injection w/ 46mm throttle bodies (Throttle By Wire)
IgnitionFull transistorized ignition
Transmission6 speed manual6 speed automatic DCT
ClutchMultiplate wet(2) multiplate wet
Final Drive525 chain, 16T x 42T
Front Suspension43mm conventional telescopic fork w/ adj. preload & dark titanium oxide coating; 5.5 in. travel
Rear SuspensionDual Showa shocks w/ 12.5mm shafts & adj. preload, piggyback pressurized reservoirs; 3.7 in. travel
Front BrakesSingle four-piston monobloc, radial-mount hydraulic caliper w/ floating 330mm rotor; ABS
Rear BrakesSingle one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 256mm rotor; ABS
Front Tires130/70-18
Rear Tires180/65-16
Trail110mm (4.3 in.)
Length88.3 in.
Width33.6 in.32.8 in.33.4 in.
Height43.9 in.46.5 in.
Seat Height27.5 in.
Ground Clearance4.7 in.
Wheelbase59.8 in.
Fuel Capacity3.6 gal. (1.1 gal. Reserve)
Curb Weight487 lbs. (claimed)509 lbs. (claimed)542 lbs. (claimed)
ColorsIridium Gray Metallic; Green MetallicMetallic Black; Bordeaux Red Metallic

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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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  • T L T L on Nov 09, 2022

    In the cruiser world, Harley bros will definitely think of this as a little "chick bagger."

    I personally would love to see a 100ish hp, 650ish lb motorcycle with bags, cruise and long ride comfort for rider and passenger. This isn't that motorcycle.

  • Dennis L. Ayers Dennis L. Ayers on Feb 21, 2023

    gas milage? Fuel Capacity3.6 gal. (1.1 gal. Reserve) But how many mi per gallon does it get (fully loaded acc)?