Honda Hawk 11 neo cafe racer to premiere at the 2022 Osaka Motor Show

The all-new Honda Hawk 11 is confirmed to be making its world premiere debut at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show next month

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Honda has confirmed it WILL be resurrecting the Hawk nameplate for a new 1100cc naked that will be unveiled at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show next month

Talk of a radical new roadster to succeed the recently discontinued Honda CB1100 have been doing the rounds in recent weeks, a fever of anticipation that it only fanned further when Japanese industry authority Young Machine ran renderings purporting to preview the final product.

Fortunately we won’t have long to wait to find out after the Japanese marque formally confirmed the 2022 Honda Hawk 11 will get its world premiere at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show, which runs from 19-21 March.

It also released a cheeky teaser of the distinctive new front-end, which appears to confirm Young Machine’s intel that the Hawk 11 will be a neo retro cafe racer, complete with curved front-fairing and porthole front headlight.

Similar in ethos to the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR, the Honda Hawk 11 will also go up against the new 80’s inspired Yamaha XSR900 and Kawasaki Z900 RS, though it’s unclear whether it will be imported to the UK or Europe.

It will become the fourth model from Honda to make use of the 1100cc platform that debuted in the Africa Twin adventure motorcycle, followed by the CMX1100 Rebel and NT1100.

It is also the latest model from Honda to dust off a discontinued nameplate following on from the NT, Hornet and the upcoming Transalp. 

The Hawk itself started life in 1977 as the more striking name for the CB400T moniker in some markets, though the ‘11’ will be the first to wear it since 1992.