Honda Hawk 11 cafe racer patented in India; gets DCT gearbox

    At the moment, the Honda Hawk 11 is only sold in Japan.

    Published On Feb 06, 2023 05:51:00 PM

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    Honda has patented its Hawk 11 cafe racer in India. It shares its main frame and engine with the Africa Twin adventure bike. 

    1. Same engine, DCT gearbox as Africa Twin
    2. Full suite of electronic rider aids
    3. India launch uncertain 

    Honda Hawk 11: engine and underpinnings

     

    The Honda Hawk 11 is powered by the same liquid-cooled, 1,082cc, parallel-twin engine found on the Africa Twin, but here it makes 102hp and 104Nm as opposed to 99hp and 103Nm. This engine can be had with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a DCT unit, making it the only cafe racer to offer this unique set-up. The Hawk 11 is suspended by a USD fork and monoshock, both provided by Showa. Nissin supplies the braking hardware with twin discs up front and a single one at the rear.    

    Despite the neo-retro aesthetics, the Hawk 11 is a thoroughly modern machine and gets a host of electronic rider aids (traction control, rider modes and dual-channel ABS), all-LED lighting and a slipper clutch.  

    Honda Hawk 11 patented in India: will it come here?

    Considering the fact that the Hawk 11 isn’t retailed in any major international markets outside of Japan, it is unlikely that Honda will launch the Hawk 11 in India. Honda is known to file a lot of patents to safeguard its products for the future, like it did with the Scoopy scooter, the Grom mini bike, the NT1100 touring motorcycle, the U-go electric scooter, and most recently, with the Vario 160 and the ADV 350. It is quite likely that the Honda Hawk 11 has been patented in India for similar reasons. 

    Would you like to see the Honda Hawk 11 make its way to India? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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