2022 Honda NT1100 Front
The bike has proper modern styling

The 2022 Honda NT1100 comes with both manual and DCT gearbox options

Honda has revealed the new NT1100 for model year 2022. The motorcycle, which has been designed for touring, borrows the Africa Twin’s heart and frame.

Honda had clear objectives when it designed the NT1100. It wanted riders of all ages who desire a traditional touring bike to like the machine.

Take one look at the bike and it will be clear that aerodynamics has had a say in the design, while the need for comfortable ergonomics has also dictated it.

Instrument Cluster
The displays are placed high and shielded with a black top panel too

The bike comes with full LED lights, an adjustable flyscreen, wind deflectors, a semi-fairing that almost masks the fuel tank, split seat (seat height is 820 mm), bulky exhaust end can and a slim tail with large grab rails and rack.

Available in Graphite Black, Matte Iridium Gray Metallic and Pearl Glare White colour choices, the 2022 Honda NT1100 comes with plentiful standard equipment.

There is a 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a small digital readout below it, and the tourer also comes with a centre stand, ACC and USB sockets.

2022 Honda NT1100 Rear
It has a wheelbase of 1535 mm and 175 mm of ground clearance

Further, heated grips, cruise control, detachable panniers (33-litre left and 32-litre right), self-cancelling indicators and Emergency Stop Signals are present as standard as well.

Nestled in the steel semi-double cradle frame is the 1084cc parallel twin motor making 101 BHP at 7250 RPM and 104 Nm at 6250 RPM. The engine can be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed DCT.

Weighing between 238 kg (manual) and 248 kg (DCT), the NT1100 has a bolt-on aluminium subframe, adjustable Showa 43 mm inverted front forks (150 mm) and an adjustable Showa rear shock (150 mm travel).

A top box can also be fitted to the bike

Riding on 17-inch aluminium wheels wrapped with 120/70-section rubber up front and 180/55-section at the back, it sports dual 310mm front discs with 4-piston radial-mount calipers and a 256 mm rear disc with a 1-piston caliper and dual channel ABS.

There’s more. The 2022 Honda NT1100 comes with a comprehensive electronics package as well. It has Throttle By Wire (TBW), 3 default riding modes (Urban, Rain and Tour), 2 customisable ‘User’ modes, 2 different modes for the DCT box, 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control, and 3-level wheelie control.

Finally, as for accessories, of course there are accessories, the NT1100 can be fitted with a quickshifter with auto-blipper function, aluminium cosmetic panels for the luggage, apart from 3 custom packs, namely ‘Urban’, ‘Touring’ and ‘Voyage’.

2022 Honda NT1100
Honda claims the bike has a 400 km range from its 20-litre fuel tank