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 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 Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel-Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam|
|Bore x Stroke||92mm x 81.5mm|
|Horsepower||101 hp at 7,500rpm (claimed)|
|Torque||76.7 lb-ft. at 6,250rpm (claimed)|
|Oil Capacity||4.8 – MT
5.2 – DCT
|Carburation||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.4 gallons|
|Fuel Consumption||47 mpg (claimed)|
|Clutch Type||Wet, multiplate clutch|
|Transmission Type||MT: 6-speed Manual Transmission
DCT: 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
|Frame||Steel semi-double cradle frame with bolt-on aluminum subframe.|
|Width||34.1 inches (35.4 inches with the panniers)|
|Height||53.5 inches (low screen position)|
|Seat Height||32.3 inches|
|Ground Clearance||6.9 inches|
|Curb Weight||524.7 pounds – Manual (claimed)
546.7 pounds – DCT (claimed)
|Front Suspension||Showa 43mm SFF-BP type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster, 5.9 inches stroke.|
|Rear Suspension||Monoblock aluminum swing arm with Pro-Link with Showa gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster, 5.9 inches of axle travel.|
|Front Wheel||Multi-spoke cast aluminum|
|Rear Wheel||Multi-spoke cast aluminum|
|Front Tire||120/70R17 M/C|
|Rear Tire||180/55R17 M/C|
|ABS System Type||2-channel ABS|
|Front Brake||Radial mounted four-piston brake caliper, 310mm floating double disc|
|Rear Brake||Single piston caliper, 256mm single disc|
|Instruments||6.5-inch TFT Touch Panel Multi information display & secondary LCD meter|
|Headlight||LED with DRL|
|Connectivity||Apple CarPlay & Android Auto|
|Auto Winker cancel||Yes|
|Additional Features||5 Riding Modes|
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