Back in February, we heard Honda would be building a futurustic sport tourer. It would be use the designation, NT. It's nameplate being revived by Honda according to patent filings by the Japanese company. Fast-forward to August and with EICMA 2021 approaching, it seems that the NT will indeed see production. Best of all, it will be based on Honda’s flagship adventure bike, the CRF1100L Africa Twin.
The NT which first appeared in 1998, has been quite popular in Europe and US until it was shelved 15 years later in 2013. Thankfully, it's about to come back.
The upcoming NT1100 will be equipped with a 1084cc twin, so we can expect it to produce 102 Ps of power and 105 Nm of torque. It will likely be offered with a choice of a manual or DCT semi-auto transmission. It is also expected to go head-to-head with other sport tourers like Ducati’s Multistrada 900, BMW’s 1250 RT, Yamaha Tracer 900 and the Kawasaki Ninja SX.
Sources claim that the upcoming NT1100 will be the inspiration for another upcoming middleweight Honda that will rival Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 and Aprilia’s Tuareg 650, which will be the revived Transalp.
For now, let’s wait for EICMA 2021, which will happen between November 25-28, as Honda is expected to unveil the NT1100 sport-tourer then.