Touring variant of Honda CMX 1100T Rebel is indeed incoming

The Honda CMX1100 Rebel range will expand to include a 'CMX 1100T' Touring variant offering greater versatility as a long distance cruiser

Honda CMX1100 Rebel

A more practical Touring version of the Honda CMX 1100 Rebel appears to be on the way, according to certification documents filed in the United States.

One of the newer additions to the Honda range, the CMX 1100 Rebel went on sale in 2021 as a larger, more powerful version of the well-established mid-range CMX 500 Rebel using a version of the engine found in the CRF1100L Africa Twin ADV and NT 1100 sports tourer.

Pitched as a rival to the Indian Scout and Harley-Davidson Sportster S, it appears Honda will swell the range to include a CMX 1100T variant after that subtle extra letter was spotted nestled within California Air Resources Band (CARB) by

It confirms previous reports - including Visordown’s own story from August - that the Rebel will be getting some added versatility to make it a more viable long-range motorcycle without veering too close to Honda Goldwing territory.

However, while the names are barely distinguishable, the standard Rebel and the ‘T’ will be differentiated externally with the latter set to get a ‘batwing’ style front fairing. Whether or not Honda has gone to the effort of expanding the Rebel’s 13.6L fuel tank, however, remains to be seen. 

With Honda giving the new Hornet pride of place at Intermot, the CMX 1100T Rebel could well be seen in the flesh for the first time at EICMA in November, where it would probably be sharing floorspace with the manufacturer’s anticipated big world premiere, the Honda Transalp.

What new models can we expect from Honda?

After a fairly quiet period both before and following the launch of the Honda NT 1100, Honda has been slowly ramping up its new model roll-out.

At the centre of its plans is the Honda CB750 Hornet, revealed this week at Intermot equipped with a brand-new twin-cylinder 755cc engine. 

With the return of another mothballed nameplate in the Honda Transalp set to bow in the coming weeks using the same platform, speculation has been rife as to whether the pair will be joined by any more 750 siblings.

If so, the smart money is on a CBR750R sportsbike version - potentially as a replacement for the CBR650R to leave some room for the CBR500R - while a neo-cafe racer variant named the Hawk 7 may also arrive with a similar theme to the Asia-only Honda Hawk 11.

Elsewhere, Honda could replace the NC750X with an NT750 sports tourer to sit below the NT1100 and rival the Yamaha Tracer 7.

Further down the line, Honda recently also divulged more details about its upcoming EV line-up with ten electric models set to go on sale by 2025, one of which is set to be based on the Rebel