Here Is Our First Look at the New Honda Hawk11

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Tomorrow starts the Osaka Motorcycle Show, a venue that often showcases new models from the Japanese OEMs, and one of the highlights we expect to see this year is the Honda Hawk11.

There have been rumors of the Honda Hawk making a comeback in Big Red’s lineup, and that arrival is set to be this weekend, as Honda is teasing the Hawk11 street bike.

A sport-focused naked that aims to revive the Honda Hawk legacy, this new machine has an obvious neo-retro look that builds on design language started with the Honda CB1000R.

On the technical side, the Honda Hawk11 is tipped to be powered by the same 1,084cc parallel-twin engine that powers the Honda Africa Twin 1100, which should surprise since the Japanese brand has gotten good mileage out of the power supply, also using it in the Honda Rebel 1100 and Honda NT1100.

This should mean a 100hp machine that uses a chassis setup similar to what is used on the Africa Twin (as was the case with the NT1100). We would expect 17″ wheels fore and aft, and a price tag that aims to move units.

Honda’s dual-clutch transmission is also likely to feature, and we would expect other electronic items like cornering ABS, power modes, and IMU-assisted traction control.

Despite its Japanese unveiling, the Honda Hawk11 is sure to come to the European market, and we would expect the bike to come to North America as well.

We should have more details on the bike in just a few hours, but until then let the photo leak above whet your appetite. Stay tuned!

Source: Visordown