I just covered Honda’s official unveiling of the 2021 Rebel 1100 (CMX1100) that took the legendary engine found in the Africa Twin and brought it to a cruiser style motorcycle. Rumour has it that this engine could also be finding its way to a touring style motorcycle, hinting to a possible CB11000X.
AutoBy.jp, a Japanese motorcycle outlet, wrote that it is rumored that this twin-touring dream may soon become a reality. They state that the rumor originates from Europe, but there’s no way to confirm this to be true.
The site’s resident designers quickly put their heads together to draft up what a CB1100X would potentially look like, and they ended up making the design essentially from scratch. Although there are a few bits and pieces borrowed from the CRF line up as well as the NC750X, everything else looks fresh – just as Honda would do it.
Could honda’s 1084cc parallel twin become their new breadwinning engine? With award-winning reliability paired with a dependable powerband, it would come as no surprise if this specific engine managed to find its way into a few new Honda models along the line now that the Rebel 1100 has been confirmed and in production.
The source that the Japanese news site sourced their rumor from, stated that the CB1100X could potentially become a reality at some point in 2022. I have my doubts – we all know how motorcycle rumors go – but again, with the Rebel 1100 becoming a reality I don’t see why Honda wouldn’t take this engine and integrate it into other bikes now that it’s no longer model specific.