Honda Rebel 1100 Touring variants confirmed for 2023

Honda is preparing to launch a new touring variant for the Rebel 1100 and Rebel 1100 DCT. The proof comes from vehicle emissions data from the California Air Resources Board and vehicle certification data from Switzerland.

A CARB Executive Order certifying the 2023 Rebel 1100 and its DCT variant provides for the addition of two other variants, the Rebel 1100T and Rebel 1100T DCT. While the ‘T’ could stand for any number of things, a touring version of the cruiser is the obvious conclusion.

Meanwhile, vehicle certification data in Switzerland also confirms two new Rebel variants, with model codes CMX1100A2 and CMX1100D2 joining current models CMX1100A (Rebel 1100) and CMX1100D (Rebel 1100 DCT). The Swiss document shows no changes to the engine or emissions from the 2022 models, but it says the A2 and D2 variants are 1180mm (46.5in) tall, 2.6in taller than the height. 43.9 inches from the existing Rebel 1100, suggesting the addition of a fairing and windshield.

The Swiss data also lists the curb weights of the A2 and D2 variants as being 15 kg (33 pounds) heavier than existing Rebel 1100s. The heavier weight could be the result of a fairing and luggage and an increase in fuel capacity from the Rebel’s current 3.6-gallon tank.

Honda currently offers a set of cloth saddlebags for the Rebel 1100. We suspect touring variants will get hard cases.

Honda already offers touring accessories for the Rebel, including a small batwing fairing, rear rack and cloth saddlebags. The fairing alone costs $269.95 and requires an additional fairing bracket ($299.95) and attachment ($38.95). Together, that’s a total of $608.85, and we haven’t even reached the luggage yet.

Combining touring accessories to create a new model makes a lot of sense. We suspect the Rebel 1100T will get a new fairing and possibly color-keyed hard bags instead of the accessory soft luggage.

We expect Honda to officially unveil the Rebel 1100T in manual and DCT versions next month at the EICMA 2022 show in Milan, Italy.


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