Introducing the 2024 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT…
The CMX1100 Rebel has a dual personality. It’s been designed for a leisurely laidback cruise, but also to offer an exciting riding experience when a twisty road presents itself. Riders moving up from smaller bikes will appreciate the manageable dimensions and weight (seat height is a mere 700mm), while more experienced riders will find instant, accessible enjoyment from the chassis’ handling potential, with its stiff tubular steel frame, quality naked bike-spec suspension and high-powered braking.
All-comers will love the character and performance of the 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine (as used by the CRF1100L Africa Twin), which has been re-tuned for super-strong bottom and mid-range punch and character, plus an evocative, enhanced exhaust note.
The friendly 500cc twin-cylinder CMX500 Rebel, released in 2017, fused tradition with ground-breaking new ideas to capture younger riders for whom a motorcycle is so much more than just transport – riders for whom their motorcycle is a lifestyle, an attitude and an expression of individual identity.
The Rebel’s combination of a timeless ‘bobber’ look and unique, forward-looking, contemporary style earned it immediate popularity in its first sales season. And it has been far from a one-year wonder: in both 2021 and 2022, the CMX500 Rebel was the best-selling custom style machine in Europe. Accessible, easy to ride and live with, by going its own way the Rebel proved an accomplished success in standard trim. And as a blank canvas for customisation, it has been a machine more than ready for whatever its owner’s imagination has had in store for it.
For 2021, where the CMX500 Rebel led, a new motorcycle followed – the CMX1100 Rebel. It took the essence of what’s made the smaller bike so special and added more performance, more character and a wealth of Honda’s most advanced technology.
Armed with all of the above, and a keen price tag, the CMX1100 Rebel offers a step up – or across from a different segment altogether – for a wide range of riders looking for something that extra bit different.
This combination of performance, specification and accessibility has clearly resonated with riders across Europe. The CMX1100 Rebel sits second behind its smaller sibling in the custom bikes sales chart for 2023 year to date.
For 2024, it carries on mechanically unchanged but the standard model gets two striking new colours and the CMX1100T benefits from a new colour combination to maintain its broad appeal.
As ever, serious performance is on tap from the 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, plus meaty character and evocative exhaust note. Honda Selectable Torque Control with integrated Wheelie Control, Cruise Control and 3 default riding modes working through Throttle by Wire make up a comprehensive package of supporting electronics. High-quality running gear includes 43mm cartridge-style front forks, ‘piggyback’ rear shock absorbers and four-piston, radial-mount front brake caliper. All lighting is LED, with negative LCD instrument display. A 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) option is also available.
Throttle By Wire management brings with it sophisticated rider aids: there are 3 default riding modes with a cluster of different parameters to suit riding conditions or rider mood, including engine power delivery, engine braking, the level of Honda Selectable Torque Control (with integrated Wheelie Control), and the shift schedule of the optional Dual Clutch Transmission technology. Cruise control comes as standard.
As a 21st century bobber, the big Rebel’s stripped-back style speaks volumes with its minimalism. Steel mudguards front and rear sit atop fat tires; the circular headlight mixes old school looks with new school LED bulbs and mirrors the round, negative LCD instrument display. For modern day convenience, there’s a USB-C charger in the under-seat storage space.
REDEFINING THE CONTEMPORARY CRUISER
Embark on an extraordinary adventure with the awe-inspiring Rebel 1100, where effortless power harmoniously merges with contemporary elegance. This magnificent cruiser, adorned in striking new colors for 2024, seamlessly blends a commanding parallel-twin engine and four selectable ride modes with a daring and audacious aesthetic, captivating all who cross its path. With a low seat height, anti-lock brake system, cruise control, and the option to choose between our groundbreaking automatic DCT transmission or a classic six-speed manual, the Rebel 1100 is the definition of versatility. Prepare to command attention and redefine boundaries aboard this road-devouring masterpiece.
The standard 2024 CMX1100 Rebel will be available in the following colour options:
**NEW** Glint Wave Blue Metallic
**NEW** Iridium Gray Metallic
2024 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Model updates: The CMX1100 Rebel receives two brand-new contemporary colours for 2024.
Ready to upgrade your current ride? Then it’s time. Time for something completely new. Step up to the new Rebel CMX1100. A bare-boned motorcycle that pays homage to the fat-tyred ‘bobber’ silhouette of days gone by, but lays down contemporary design details everywhere. Sure, it’s one great looking bike, and will casually cruise an open boulevard. But, by design, it’s so much more than that.
OLD SCHOOL’S NEW COOL
The Rebel CMX1100 is something special…
With its individual looks – as well as easy, nimble handling and fun engine response – riders, many new to two wheels, have enjoyed and customised the Rebel CMX500 the world over. But now’s the moment for more. The family resemblance is instant, but the Rebel CMX1100 has a great deal going on. The torquey, characterful parallel twin-cylinder engine features Throttle By Wire management, 4 riding modes, Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control. Cruise control is standard and our unique, six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission an option. And this cool cruiser is also made for corners – 43mm cartridge-style front forks, piggyback rear shocks and a radial-mount four-piston front brake caliper see to that.
SOHC, 8-valve, parallel twin-cylinder powerplant
Whether you want to cruise or hustle, this engine rewards. 64kW peak power with 98Nm peak torque are strong numbers, and will exhilarate every time you wind on the throttle. But, less obvious, is that compact dimensions centralise mass neatly, making for a low centre of gravity with maximum ground clearance.
4 riding modes, 3-level HSTC and Wheelie Control
You are in charge of this engine’s output; STANDARD mode, at low speed is relaxed but as rpm rises it unleashes much more potential. RAIN transmits low engine power and engine braking, matched to high Wheelie Control and HSTC for extra reassurance, or a relaxed ride. SPORT gives aggressive power delivery, with low Wheelie Control and HSTC intervention. USER mode allows complete customisation.
Six-speed manual gearbox or Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
You can choose either a six-speed manual transmission or unique, six-speed DCT, which offers manual gear changes (from trigger shifters on the left handlebar) or smooth, automatic performance with shift character reflecting riding mode selection.
Flexible seating and USB Type-C charger
You can ride solo or carry a passenger, as the rear seat pad quickly and easily unbolts. Under the seat there’s a useful 3L storage compartment, which features a USB Type-C charging point.
Full LED lighting
The evocative, low-set 175mm diameter circular headlight houses four direct emitting LED bulbs with thick inner lenses. The small, 55mm turn indicators have classic looks, while the oval, clear-lensed LED taillight strikes a contemporary note.
High quality suspension front and rear
The cartridge-style front forks feature blacked-out 2-piece lowers (manufactured from both extruded and die-cast aluminium) mated to 43mm stanchions, finished in a dark navy oxide titanium coating. Twin, spring preload-adjustable rear shocks feature pressurised piggyback reservoirs for consistent damping.
Big brakes and tires
Braking power is served up by a front radial-mount mono-block four-piston caliper biting a 330mm floating disc and rear, single-piston caliper and 256mm disc. Both are managed by ABS. Cast aluminium wheels feature sporty Y-shaped spokes and wear fat tires; a 180/65B-16 rear and 130/70B-18 front.
Nothing less than undiluted, thrilling motorcycling.
The Rebel CMX1100 is built for the pure pleasure that two wheels bring, a blacked-out 21st century roadster-meets-bobber, designed from the ground-up to be an engaging, enjoyable ride, with engine and handling performance potential to spare. Every detail makes it different; the flangeless fuel tank features two-tone paint, both front and rear mudguards are drawn from 1mm-thick steel and mount with die-cast aluminium brackets. Seat height is just 700mm, and the soft-density material contoured to give support under hard acceleration. An offset, 120mm diameter negative digital display offers intuitive information delivery while wide, uncluttered handlebars mount with substantial, 1-inch clamps.
2024 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Styling & Equipment
- Raw style a statement of muscular, stealthy simplicity
- Full LED lighting with 4 bulb LED headlight
- Ignition key also opens the seat, which hides storage space and USB Type-C socket
- Cruise control standard
The blacked-out CMX1100 Rebel offers a simple, raw and ‘unprocessed’ look created by the same US-based Honda R&D studio that laid down the style of the CMX500 Rebel. Long and low, with narrow body crowned by a scalloped, two-tone 13.6L flangeless fuel tank, its minimalist presence has real depth, with proportions that are complemented naturally with a rider on board.
Both front and rear mudguards are drawn from 1mm-thick steel and mount with die-cast aluminium brackets. And everywhere you look there are design cues that reinforce the unique overall Rebel look. The low set 175mm diameter headlight has a classic form but houses four LED bulbs with thick inner lenses for a well-defined frontal signature. The small 55mm circular indicators, too, have classic looks but the oval, clear-lensed LED taillight strikes a contemporary note and chimes with other Rebel details.
The seat is contoured to support the rider under hard acceleration but with soft density for comfort. The Rebel rider can go solo or carry a passenger, as the rear seat pad quickly and easily unbolts. Under the seat there’s a 3L storage compartment which features a USB Type-C charging point.
An offset 120mm negative LCD instrument display offers intuitive information delivery. The ignition key locates on the left side of the frame and also opens the seat without having to be removed from the ignition. The uncluttered handlebars mount with substantial 1-inch clamps and the left-hand switchgear manages the riding modes and the optional DCT. And for long highway days, cruise control is fitted as standard.
- 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine
- Strong performance, with well-defined character and delivery
- Throttle By Wire engine management and tuned exhaust note
The CMX1100 Rebel’s 1,084cc SOHC 8-valve parallel twin-cylinder engine produces peak power of 64kW @ 7,000rpm with 98Nm @ 4,750rpm peak torque. These are healthy numbers in this segment of the market, and a guarantee of strong performance. Increased inertia from a heavy flywheel mass means the low-rpm response is not only extremely strong but delivered with real character.
Compact dimensions (thanks to the Unicam drive train and semi-dry sump crankcase) centralise mass neatly, make for a low centre of gravity with maximum ground clearance when coupled with the Rebel’s low-slung frame design.
A 270° phased crankshaft and uneven firing interval ensure character. But also a unique exhaust system, valve timing and lift generate an even stronger ‘pulse’ feel. And, in keeping with the Rebel’s dual personality, the engine pulse changes from one that responds harmoniously at low revs to all throttle inputs, to a more boisterous, sensation-heightening ‘throb’ as the rpm rises.
Engine management is via Throttle By Wire (TBW) and PGM-FI feeds the throttle bodies from a 7L airbox. Adding to riding satisfaction is the exhaust note, which has been tuned to deliver a deep, low-frequency sound pulse through the 5.3L oval-section muffler below 4,000rpm married to a much more powerful, high-frequency note as rpm climbs.
The crankcases split horizontally, and the water pump is housed within the clutch casing with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head. Manual and DCT versions of the engine share common crankcases with only minor external differences. Secondary vibrations are neutralised by the mutually reciprocating motion of the pistons, while primary inertial and coupling vibrations are cancelled by the use of biaxial balance shafts. The water and oil pumps are driven by the balancer shafts.
A crank pulsar – with relator teeth spaced at 10° intervals – manages misfire detection, important for OBD2/EURO5 compliance. In addition, for EURO5 Linear Air Flow (LAF) sensors in the downpipes give accurate measurement of the air/fuel mixture ratio.
- Throttle By Wire (TBW) control
- 3 default riding modes to choose from, plus USER customisation
- 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control
TBW manages engine performance and character, plus the level of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control. There are pre-set 3 modes for the rider to choose covering a wide variety of riding conditions. Mode selection is managed from the left-hand switchgear; an indicator in the instrument display activates when HSTC is working.
STANDARD offers a middle setting for engine power delivery, engine braking and HSTC, delivering a relaxed ride at low rpm and speeds, while unleashing much more of the Rebel’s potential as the revs rise.
RAIN transmits low engine power delivery and braking, matched to high HSTC, for relaxed riding and extra reassurance on wet or slippery surfaces.
SPORT gives aggressive engine power delivery and standard engine braking, with low HSTC intervention to allow maximum performance.
USER mode offers the ability to customise between the settings for the preferred combination. Once set, the USER setting is automatically stored so there’s no need to re-set each time the ignition is turned on.
Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
- 3 default D mode (automatic) shifting schedules mirror the riding modes
- USER mode offers customisation
Honda has sold over 240,000 DCT-equipped motorcycles across Europe since the system first appeared as an option on the VFR1200F in 2009. For the CMX1100 Rebel, since its introduction 57% of owners have chosen the DCT option.
DCT delivers consistent, seamless gear changes and very quickly becomes second nature in use. It uses two clutches: one for start-up and 1st, 3rd and 5th, the other for 2nd, 4th and 6th, with the mainshaft for each clutch located inside the other for compact packaging.
Each clutch is independently controlled by its own electro-hydraulic circuit. When a gear change occurs, the system pre-selects the target gear using the clutch not currently in use. The first clutch is then electronically disengaged as, simultaneously, the second clutch engages.
The result is a consistent, fast and seamless gear change. Furthermore, as the twin clutches transfer drive from one gear to the next with minimal interruption of the drive to the rear wheel, any gear change shock and pitching of the machine is minimised, making the change feel direct as well as smooth. Extra benefits include durability (as the gears cannot be damaged by missing a gear) impossibility of stalling, low stress urban riding, reduced rider fatigue and extra ‘brain space’ to concentrate on pure riding aspects such as riding line, cornering, braking and acceleration points.
The DCT system offers two distinct riding approaches – the Automatic settings, with pre-programmed shift patterns which constantly read vehicle speed, gear selected and engine rpm to decide when a shift should occur, and the Manual Transmission setting for gear changes using the paddle-shift style triggers on the left handlebar.
Through TBW control, the DCT shift patterns are linked with the 3 riding modes.
In STANDARD riding mode, the DCT shift pattern offers a balance between high-gear, low-speed cruising and low-gear, full-throttle excitement.
RAIN selects higher gears more quickly for a super-smooth ride.
SPORT delivers higher-rpm and lower gears, holds onto revs for longer before upshifts, and downshifting at higher rpms for more engine braking effect.
The USER option also allows the rider to adopt any of the three DCT shift patterns in any riding mode according to preference.
- Signature tubular steel frame underpins Rebel styling
- Steering geometry provides stability with easy handling characteristics
- 43mm cartridge-style front forks and piggyback rear shocks, both spring preload adjustable
- Radial mount four-piston front brake caliper and 330mm floating disc
- 130/70B18, 180/65B16 front and rear tires
A styling statement in itself, the CMX1100 Rebel’s tubular steel frame is based around the raw and simple design of its sibling and features the same defined ‘theme’ line running diagonally front to back, with the fuel tank playing its part sat above the 35mm diameter main tubes which, naturally, are larger than the CMX500 Rebel’s. The 50.8mm diameter swingarm, too has an ‘engineered’ look to match.
Wheelbase is 1,520mm; the forks have a 30° angle for cruiser style, 2° offset from the 28° ‘rake’ line itself; trail is 110mm. This combination delivers the right look, but also straight-line stability and accurate, easy handling. Wet weight is set at 223kg with manual transmission, and 233kg for the DCT-equipped option.
Seat height is a very manageable 700mm and the triangle between handlebars, seat and mid-mount footpegs places the rider firmly ‘in’ the motorcycle. The overall geometry allows generous lean angles of 35° each side (as measured by Honda), meaning the CMX11100 Rebel can enjoy a twisty ‘canyon’ ride and clip apexes with the best of them.
The cartridge-style front forks feature blacked-out 2-piece lowers (manufactured from both extruded and die-cast aluminium) mated to 43mm stanchions finished in a dark navy titanium oxide coating. Twin rear shocks feature a 12.5mm rod and pressurised ‘piggyback’ reservoir. Both front and rear suspension are adjustable for spring preload.
Braking power is served up by a front radial-mount monoblock four-piston caliper biting a 330mm floating disc and rear single piston caliper/256mm disc, both managed by ABS. Cast aluminium wheels feature 5 sporty Y-shaped spokes and wear fat tires; a 180/65B16 rear and 130/70B18 front.
As a motorcycle born to be accessorised there are a range of Genuine Honda Accessories ready to bolt straight on to the CMX1100 Rebel.
There are two packs available that have grouped accessories into two categories with different customer styles in mind: the ‘street’ and the ‘tour’ line-ups:
The Street Pack includes:
- Wadding Seat – black or brown
- Tank Pad (Side & Centre)
- Headlight Cowl
- Short Front Mudguard
- Wheel stripes
The Tour Pack includes:
- Nylon Saddlebags (right 10L / left 14L) & Supports
- Passenger Backrest
- Backrest Pad
- Rear Carrier
All accessories can also be purchased individually and the following accessories are also available:
- Solo Carrier
- Protective Film
- Screen Cowl & Attachment
- Brown Pillion Seat
- Grip Heaters
- Wind Shield – only available for Rebel 1100 Touring
2024 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10,149 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $15,678 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ TBA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
- Engine Type
1083cc liquid-cooled 22.5° parallel-twin four-stroke
- Bore And Stroke
92.0mm x 81.5mm
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection; 46mm throttle body; throttle by wire
- Valve Train
SOHC; 4 valves per cylinder
- Compression Ratio
Six-speed Automatic DCT
- Final Drive
#525 O-ring-sealed chain; 16T/42T
CHASSIS SUSPENSION BRAKES
- Front Suspension
43mm fork; 4.8-inch travel
- Rear Suspension
Dual Showa shocks with 12.5mm shafts, adjustable preload, and piggyback pressurized reservoirs; 3.7-inch travel
- Front Brake
Single 330mm disc with radial-mount four-piston caliper; ABS
- Rear Brake
Single 256mm disc; ABS
- Front Tire
- Rear Tire
- Seat Height
- Curb Weight
509 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel)
- Fuel Capacity
3.6 gallons including 1.1-gallon reserve
- Model ID
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
- Available Colors
Gray Metallic, Metallic Blue
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
- One Year
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
- Optional Extended
Extended coverage available with a HondaCare® Protection Plan
2024 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled parallel twin with 270° phased crankshaft
Bore & Stroke
92 mm x 81.5 mm
SOHC, Unicam, 4 valves per cylinder
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with 46 mm throttle bodies
Standard model: Six-speed manual
DCT model: Six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with three automatic shift modes and a manual mode
#525 chain; 16T/42T
Chassis & Suspension
43 mm telescopic fork; 121 mm (4.8 in) travel
Dual Showa shocks w/ 12.5mm shafts & adj. preload, piggyback pressurized reservoirs; 95 mm (3.7 in) travel
Front: Single radial-mounted four-piston caliper with full-floating 330mm disc
Rear: 256mm disc
2 channel ABS
700 mm (27.6 in)
1520 mm (59.8 in)
Standard model: 223 kg (491 lb)
DCT model: 233 kg (514 lb)
Standard model: Glint Wave Blue Metallic
DCT model: Iridium Gray Metallic
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2024 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details
|Type||SOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam.|
|Bore & Stroke||92mm x 81.5mm|
|Max. Power Output||64kW at 7,000rpm|
|Max. Torque||98Nm at 4,750rpm|
|Oil Capacity||4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)|
|Carburation||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.6L|
|Fuel Consumption||20.4km/l (4.9L/100km) – MT and DCT|
|Noise levels (dB)||Lurban75.7dB, Lwot79.6dB – MT;
Lurban 75.5dB, Lwot 79.9dB – DCT
|CO2 Emissions||114g/km – MT and DCT|
|Clutch Type||MT：Wet multiplate clutch
DCT: Wet multiplate hydraulic 2-clutch
|Transmission Type||MT: 6-speed Manual Transmission
DCT: 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||2240mm x 853mm x 1115mm – MT
2240mm x 834mm x 1115mm – DCT
|Caster Angle / Fork Angle||28° / 30°|
|Kerb Weight||CMX1100 Rebel – MT: 223kg / DCT 233kg
Rebel 1100 Touring – MT: 238kg / DCT 248kg
|Type Front||Preload adjustable 43mm cartridge style|
|Type Rear||Preload adjustable twin piggyback rear shock|
|Type Front||Multi-spoke cast aluminium|
|Type Rear||Multi-spoke cast aluminium|
|Rim Size Front||MT3.50|
|Rim Size Rear||MT5.00|
|Tires Front||130/70B18 M/C|
|Tires Rear||180/65B16 M/C|
|ABS System Type||2-channel ABS|
|Type Front||Radial mounted monoblock four-piston brake caliper, 330mm floating single disc|
|Type Rear||Single piston caliper, 256mm single disc|
|INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS|
|Instruments||Offset 120mm negative LCD instrument display, USB-C charger|
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
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