Just a few months after its global reveal, the new Honda Rebel 1100 is creeping closer to Philippine shores. The third variant in he Rebel family and the biggest one yet, the Rebel 1100 was unveiled at the 2021 Bangkok International Motor Show.
True to its name, the Rebel 1100 was developed to rebel against typical cruiser offerings with a combination of raw power and the latest technology.
Powering the it is a 1,084 cc water-cooled, parallel-twin engine. It produces 87 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and maximum torque of 98 Nm at 4,750 rpm. It’s offered with a choice of either a 6-speed manual with an assist and slipper clutch system or the dual clutch (DCT) version that features both an automatic and manual mode.
The Rebel 1100 also comes packed with the latest technology like full LED lighting, cruiser control, ABS, and traction control as standard. It also comes with a USB charger socket
It’s throttle-by-wire engine management system monitors the rider’s inputs. There are 3 riding modes with a number of different parameters that adjust with each like engine power delivery, engine braking, the level of Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control.
It’s held aloft by telescopic forks in front and dual Showa shocks with piggyback pressurized reservoirs. Despite the added power, the Rebel 1100 relies on a single 330mm disc in front and a single 256 mm disc in the rear.
In Thailand, the Rebel is offered at THB 399,000 (PhP626,332) for the standard MT model and THB 429,000 (PhP673,425) for the DCT. Bear in mind that Philippine prices may be different due to various import duties and free trade agreements.
Thankfully, the Rebel 1100’s debut in Thailand bodes well for its possibility of arriving in the Philippines. It’s likely we can expect it locally very soon.