Honda’s unique take on custom cool, the CMX500 Rebel, gets a big, bold sibling. Using the same formula – classic bare-boned ‘bobber’ with a modern-day twist – the CMX1100 Rebel offers to relax and excite in equal measure. 

Serious performance is on tap from its 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, plus a meaty character and evocative exhaust note; Honda Selectable Torque Control, Wheelie Control, Cruise Control and 3 default riding modes working through Throttle by Wire to make up a comprehensive package of supporting electronics. High-quality running gear includes 43mm cartridge-style front forks, ‘piggyback’ rear shock absorbers and four-piston, radial-mount front brake caliper. All lighting is LED, with negative LCD instrument display. A Dual Clutch Transmission option will be available.

The A2 licence-friendly 500cc twin-cylinder CMX500 Rebel, released in 2017, fused tradition with ground-breaking new ideas to capture younger riders for whom a motorcycle is so much more than just transport – riders for whom their motorcycle is a lifestyle, an attitude and an expression of individual identity.

The Rebel’s combination of a timeless ‘bobber’ look and a unique, forward-looking, contemporary style earned it immediate popularity in its first sales season. And it has been far from a one-year wonder: in 2019 the Rebel was the third biggest selling custom style machine in Europe. Accessible, easy to ride and live with, by going its own way the Rebel has proved an accomplished success in standard trim. And as a blank canvas for customisation, it has been a machine more than ready for whatever its owner’s imagination has had in store for it.

For 2021, where the Rebel has led, a new motorcycle will follow: the CMX1100 Rebel. By taking the essence of what’s made the smaller bike so special, and adding more performance, more character and a wealth of Honda’s most advanced technology, it offers a step up – or across from a different segment altogether – for a wide range of riders looking for something that extra bit different.

  1. Technical Specifications
TypeSOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam. EURO5 compliant
Bore & Stroke92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio10.1:1
Max. Power Output64kW at7,000rpm
Max. Torque98Nm at 4,750rpm
Oil Capacity4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)
CarburationPGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity13.6L
Fuel Consumption4.9L/100km – MT
5.3L/100km – DCT
CO2 Emissions 114g/km – MT
123g/km – DCT
Battery Capacity12V/11.2AH
ACG Output0.419kW
Clutch TypeMT:Wet multiplate clutchDCT: Wet multiplate hydraulic 2-clutch
Transmission TypeMT: 6-speed Manual TransmissionDCT: 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Final DriveChain
Dimensions (L x W x H)2240mm x 853mm x 1115mm – MT
2240mm x 834mm x 1115mm – DCT
Caster Angle / Fork Angle28° / 30°
Seat Height700mm
Ground Clearance120mm
Kerb WeightMT: 223kg / DCT 233kg
Type FrontPreload adjustable 43mm cartridge style
Type RearPreload adjustable twin piggyback rear shock
Type FrontMulti-spoke cast aluminium
Type RearMulti-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size FrontMT3.50
Rim Size RearMT5.00
Tyres Front130/70B18 M/C
Tyres Rear180/65B16 M/C
ABS System Type2-channel ABS
Type FrontRadial mounted monoblock four-piston brake caliper, 330mm floating single disc
Type RearSingle piston caliper, 256mm single disc
InstrumentsOffset 120mm negative LCD instrument display, USB-C charger
Security SystemHISS