A 1100cc engine from the Africa Twin (Custom tuning),the technology from the CB family and the Rebel look. Everything to please! I had already done the 1000km Knuckle Challenge with the Rebel 500 as well as the CB1000R and I really liked my experiences. So, I was very eager to try it out.
Today, after a few hundred kilometres, I present to you my opinion and appreciation of the new 2021 Rebel 1100, courtesy of Honda Motorcycles Canada.
At first glance, we notice once again, a successful minimalist look with the known Rebel lines. Small indicator dial, small mirrors, very close indicator lights, the ignition key on the engine side & all completely blacked out. Perfect for those, like me, who prefer riding to cleaning… ha-ha
The ride is smooth, nice geometry and easy to control. A fluid throttle response that gives us a pleasant ride both in town and on the open road. With good power and torque, it’s easy to get a little carried away at the green light…
Average fuel consumption is similar as the CB1000R, around 5.4 liters / 100km. Of course, it all depends on your driving style! Moreover, different driving modes are available to you, namely: Sport, Standard, Rain and one according to your preferences (User). The Cruise control is available for the open road and very easy to use and handle.
Depending on your size, the position will be either perfect, weird or simply uncomfortable. Many expect modification, or at least different options for years to come.
For my part, at first, I did find the position rather strange, but after a while, I really liked it! So much so that’s now I consider it a strong point. I’ve done several outings with the Honda Rebel 1100 and once you get used to it, it’s second nature. So, before deciding if it’s a good or bad, a good test drive impose himself!
My final words
I find the Rebel 1100 very comfortable and have enjoyed riding it for several hours on several occasions. A great success for Honda once again. If you’re looking into this style of motorcycle, the Rebel 1100 is worth considering.
Leave me your comments! Ride safe!