UPDATE 09/11/22: Honda Motorcycles Australia has confirmed that it will release the new CMX1100T to the local market in the second quarter of next year.
08/11/22: Honda Motorcycles has revealed a new variant to join its flagship cruiser range, dubbed CMX1100T, adding key touring upgrades including a half-fairing and hard panniers.
The new Honda CMX1100T (T for Touring) has yet to be confirmed for the Australian market, however, the brand’s local wing does offer the standard the CMX1100 ($20,150) and automatic CMX1100 DCT ($21,280).
INFO MOTO has contacted Honda’s Australian arm for an update on its cruiser range and will update this story as more information comes to light.
Unique to the ‘T’ is a fork-mounted half-fairing with a short windscreen, new hard rear panniers with hinged top lids that offers a total 35-litre of capacity (up 11L compared to current nylon saddle bags).
These new parts have resulted in a weight gain of 16 kilograms to 238kg (wet), or up to 248kg in DCT guise.
Mechanically, the Honda CMX1100 cruiser range is unchanged, drawing power from the same Africa-Twin-derived 1084cc parallel-twin engine generating 64kW and 98Nm.
The Honda CMX1100 takes on the same ‘bobber’ design language as the CMX500 LAMS cruiser but gains significant performance parts and electronics to match its larger-capacity donk.
Like the Honda Africa Twin, from which it draws a number of components, the CMX1100T will be offered with the choice of a conventional six-speed gearbox, or an automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
Four rider modes are selectable, dubbed Standard, Rain, Sport and an editable User mode.
Cruise control is also standard, while DCT-equipped units will allow for tuning of the shift schedule.
For instance, in Standard mode, the DCT shift pattern is optimised for low-speed cruising, while the Sport mode holds onto revs for longer before upshifting.
Other notable features include LED lights, a negative LCD instrument cluster and a USB charger in the three-litre under-seat storage compartment.
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