2023 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT
A CRUISER FOR TODAY’S RIDER
Our Rebel 1100 and Rebel 1100 DCT are two great bikes that offer the low seat heights, the relaxed riding positions, and the easy-to-ride torque that every cruiser rider loves. On the other hand, when you take them down a twisty road and open up the throttle, you’ll find that their modern power and handling leaves most traditional cruisers in the dust. Added bonus: their fresh, clean, contemporary sense of style means you don’t look like you wheeled your grandad’s bike out of the garage. Plus, every Rebel 1100 comes equipped with our anti-lock brake system and cruise control, and you can choose between our revolutionary automatic DCT transmission or a conventional six-speed manual. Finally, because we all like to personalize our rides, we offer an extensive line of Honda accessories for both bikes.
- LOW SEAT HEIGHT: When it comes to cruisers and seat heights, almost everyone likes them lower, and the Rebel 1100 has one of the lowest seats in anyone’s line-up. It’s comfortable when you ride, and it makes it easier to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots.
- LIGHT OVERALL WEIGHT: The Rebel 1100 is a lot lighter than some of its competition. That makes it easier to handle and a lot more fun and friendly to ride than some heavier machines. The light overall weight and a low center of gravity help performance, too.
- NARROW OVERALL WIDTH: Super-narrow, especially at the critical tank/seat junction, the Rebel 1100 makes it easier to get on and off the bike, and to put your feet down at stops. Plus, the Rebel fits a wide variety of riders.
- ROOMY RIDER TRIANGLE: A rider makes contact with the bike at three points: the seat, the handlebar, and the footpegs. The Rebel 1100’s rider triangle strikes the perfect balance between laid-back cruiser and more active sport riding. You ride with a commanding presence, and the minute you sit on a Rebel in your local Honda dealership, you’ll know it.
- CRUISE CONTROL: With a bike like the new Rebel 1100, you’re going to want to get out and ride. That’s why we’ve equipped it with cruise control, just like our Gold Wings. Want to kick back and cruise on the open road all weekend long? No problem!
- THROTTLE BY WIRE: Our throttle-by-wire system greatly expands the Rebel 1100’s versatility. First, you get four levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control. Second, you can choose from four power delivery modes: Standard, Rain, Sport, and a fourth that’s user-programmable. First used on our World-Champion RC213V MotoGP bikes, throttle-by-wire is an excellent example of how Honda technology works for you.
- SIX SPEED AUTOMATIC DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION: We make two versions of the new Rebel 1100: One with a conventional manual transmission, and another with our revolutionary automatic DCT gearbox. DCT is the transmission of the future, and it’s the perfect choice for a bike like this. Inside, it’s as tough as a conventional transmission, with steel gears throughout. You can let it shift for you, or paddle shifters in the manual mode give you full control of the gearbox. For relaxed cruising, just leave it in automatic mode and you’ll never worry about stalling or hand fatigue in stop-and-go traffic.
- SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH: Developed and perfected in Honda racing machines, the slipper/assist clutch (on the manual-transmission model) means you get a lighter clutch pull at the lever, but a solid lockup when you release the lever and apply power. It’s technology that reduces clutch effort at the bar by about 30 percent.
- BIAXIAL COUNTERBALANCE: By using counterbalancing elements on two axes, Honda engineers can cancel and fine-tune both primary and coupling vibrations from the engine. The result: we can mount the engine solidly for superior strength and handling. You get a superior ride, yet the engine still produces a pulsing beat you both hear and feel.
- SUPERIOR HANDLING: A lot of today’s motorcycles look great standing still or just cruising along, but disappoint once the road gets twisty. At Honda, we set high standards for the way all our bikes handle and feel, and the Rebel 1100 is a perfect example—we’ve paid just as much attention to the way this bike corners and handles as we have its knockout styling.
- LOW CENTER OF GRAVITY, COMPACT MASS: By locating heavy components like the crankshaft low and as close to the bike’s center of gravity as possible, and by using a compact engine design, the Rebel 1100 provides a excellent platform for superior handling.
- STEEL FRAME: The Rebel 1100’s frame is not only an important reason why this bike handles so well, it’s also an important styling element. The trellis design describes a bold diagonal theme line from the steering head to the swingarm pivot.
- CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS: Sportbikes use cast wheels, and so does the Rebel 1100. They’re light, practical, easy to keep clean, and give the Rebel 1100 a look that tells you this is not built like a retro machine. The wide rims and tires add to the bike's appearance, too.
- POWERFUL DISC BRAKES: The Rebel 1100 features a radially mounted front-brake caliper for powerful stopping performance. The radial-mount design also helps make it stiffer, increasing brake feel and control. Another disc at the rear completes the package.
- ANTI-LOCK BRAKES: Both the automatic DCT and manual-shift Rebel 1100s feature our refined anti-lock braking system. When riding in town, in the rain, or on unfamiliar roads, it’s a great asset that can help you make controlled stops in less-than-ideal conditions. For a bike like this, it’s a feature everyone can appreciate.
- WHEELIE CONTROL: Like our high-tech CBR1000RR, the Rebel 1100 features front and rear wheel-speed sensors working with the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The system lets you dial in three levels of wheelie control.
- UNDER-SEAT USB-C TERMINAL: We know you’re going to want to charge up your personal electronics while you’re out riding, and that’s why we’ve provided a handy under-seat USB-C port.
- WIDE FRONT AND REAR TIRES: The Rebel’s low, fat rear tire gives you plenty of grip while helping to lower the bike’s overall seat height and stance. The wide front tire not only gives the bike a great look, but it helps provide superior handling and stopping power. Plus, the wide profile perfectly complements the rear tire’s look.