2021 Honda Rebel 1100 Guide for Buyers

Honda Rebel 1100

Honda Rebel 1100 is a top segment in the Honda Rebel series.

Hona Rebel 1100
2021 Honda Rebel 1100 (manual transmission, Bordeaux Red Metallic ).Honda

Pros (Honda Rebel 1100)

  • Flexible power conveyance fits the 1,087cc parallel-twin performance to inclination or expertise level.
  • Built-in Storage.
  • Rebel 1100 features automatic  Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
  • A comfortable 27.6 inch seat height.

Cons (Honda Rebel 1100)

  • The ergonomics for short-statured riders are approachable , but confined for the taller riders.
  • A tuck is needed for visible wires and coolant plumbing.

Honda Rebel 1100 is a very comfortable cruiser bike, its adjustability makes it approachable for riders who are beginners.

The potential of motor and strong body make it a satisfactory platform for pro riders and beyond.


The way you think about cruiser bikes, the all-new 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 is going to change your thinking about cruisers.

The 1084cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine, low seat height, comfortable and relaxed riding position make this cruiser machine so popular.

All skill levels of riders can enjoy this motorcycle. There are 2 transmission options available for riders, Manual transmission and The Honda Rebel 1100 DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission).

Updates for 2022

2021 Honda Rebel 1100 is an all-new model and it is gonna be the same in 2022 as well.

Honda Rebel 1100 Price

The 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 standard six-speed manual transmission form has a price tag of $9299.

Honda has increased $700 for its Rebel 1100 Dual clutch Transmission(DCT) variant which brings its MSRP to $9999.

Both models are available in Metallic Black or Bordeaux Red Metallic.

Rivals and Competition of Honda Rebel 1100

Now let us help you to know some competitors of 2021 Rebel 1100, the bikes are BMW F 900 R and Harley Davidson Iron 883.

Honda Rebel 1100
2021 Honda Rebel 1100 (DCT, Metallic Black). Honda

Specification: Engine, Performance, and Overview specs

The Rebel 1100 is powered by a 1084 cc unicam parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine which develops 81.02 hp @7010rpm and 67.90nm of torque @5010rpm. The Rebel comes with a six-speed gearbox or you can call it transmission.

Honda says the Rebel’s motor sees interesting motor planning, amended camshaft profiles for a power pulse, and a 20% bigger flywheel for expanded inactivity.

The Dual Clutch Transmission variant of Honda Rebel makes the drive easy and comfortable, it eliminates the clutch levers so you no need to shift again and again in streets and don’t need to take the stress of slowing down at stops.

It is so comfortable feature for less experienced riders.

As we told in the upper section of the post, the Honda adds only $700 more for its Rebel 1100 Dual clutch Transmission(DCT) variant which is an affordable option for buyers.

Honda has increased 23 pounds extra weight in its Rebel 1100 DCT variant which brings it to  512 pounds with a full tank of fuel.

Handling and Maneuverability

The Rebel 1100 is a lightweight cruiser bike, both the variants are lightweight, the non-DCT variant is 489 pounds and the DCT variant is 512 pounds, both the variants are nimble and well balanced.

Thanks, Honda for the effect of engine displacement on weight distribution.

The adjustment of the Rebels suspension adds to its satisfying ride character as well.

The non-adjustable fork and preload-customizable double Showa shocks track down sweet equilibrium in little knock consistency and support, however, heavier riders might struggle to adapt to the light spring rate.

You won’t feel that much weight while riding the bike and you won’t feel any type of heaviness on the handlebar also. You can easily ride the bike.

Brakes and Safety

The Rebel 1100 features a Nissin dual-piston caliper on a rear 256mm disc and on a front 330mm rotor a single radially mounted Tokico four-piston caliper.

The cruiser comes with dual-channel ABS (Antilock Braking System), You won’t feel any type of lack in this Rebel 1100.

Through the adjustable lever, brakes are responsive with a good feel, taking into account exact application to assist you with investigating the constraints of the front suspension and OE-fitted Dunlop D428 tire.


The seat height of Rebel 1100 is 27.6 inch which is very comfortable and has an easy flat-foot stance for riders.

An agreeable reach to the one-piece handlebar provides an in-order feel, however, close footpeg dividing can become tedious for riders of all sizes especially the lankier ones.

The Rebel 1100 offers a comparative ergonomic arrangement to its more modest removal kinfolk, which is generally uplifting news for riders of more limited height.

A USB charging port is provided by Honda in this bike and 3 liters of storage which is located under its seat.

Honda Rebel 1100
2021 Honda Rebel 1100

Electronics and Technology

Rebel 1100 comes with three selective power modes so you can adjust the power delivery via these three power modes, the power modes are Rain, Sport, Tour and there is a fourth mode which is called a User mode.

The riding modes are preset combinations while the fourth mode the user mode allows riders for personal settings. You can also adjust off-throttle deceleration in three settings.

This type of adjustability generates flexibility in the character of Rebel 1100 so all types of riders can ride this comfortable bike.

In 1100, you will get full LED lighting and a basic LCD display that shows the speed of the bike, rpm, clock, gear position, riding modes, fuel capacity, temperature, etc.

You will also get a cruise control feature, Hiss, Torque Control and Wheelie Control in this bike.

Build Quality

As compared to other friendly cruiser bikes, Honda Rebel 1100 feels packs superior execution and great designed.

Full LED lighting, black-out finishes, and some other touches show the great quality of Honda, but plastic framing, uncovered pipes, and an abundance of wires deny it of a first-rate feel.


Honda is providing a one-year factory warranty to its Rebel 1100 customers.

2021 Honda Rebel 1100 Guide for Buyers
2021 Honda Rebel 1100

2021 Honda Rebel 1100 Specifications

Engine Type1084cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled Unicam parallel-twin; 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement1084 cc
Max Power 81.02 bhp
Max Torque 67.90
No. of Cylinders2
Valve per Cylinder4
Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled
Compression Ratio10.1:1
FrameSteel-tube trellis construction
Drive TypeChain Drive
StartingSelf Start Only
Fuel SupplyFuel Injection
IgnitionFull transistorized ignition/Ride-by-wire
Transmission (Optional)Manual / Automatic in DCT version
Gear Box6 speed
Bore92 mm
Stroke81.5 mm

Features and Safety

Anti Theft AlarmYes
Riding ModesRain, Road, Standard, User
Additional FeaturesHiss, Torque Control, Wheelie Control
Cruise ControlYes
Charging PointYes

Dimensions and Capacity

Length2240 mm
Width853 mm
Height1115 mm
Fuel Capacity3.6 gal
Engine Oil1.26 gal
Seat Height700 mm
Ground Clearance120 mm
Wheelbase1520 mm
Weight487 lb. (base)/509 lb. (DCT)

Electricals and Battery

Indicators(Turn signal lamps)LED
Battery Capacity12 V, 11.2 Ah

Chassis and Suspension

Front SuspensionPreload adjustable 43mm cartridge-style
Rear SuspensionPreload adjustable twin piggyback rear shock

Tires and Brakes

Front Tire SizeDunlop D428;130/70-18
Rear Tire SizeDunlop D428; 180/65-16
Tire TypeTubeless
Front Wheel457.2 mm
Rear Wheel406.4 mm
Wheels TypeSpoke
Front Brake 4-piston monoblock, radial-mount hydraulic caliper, floating 330mm disc w/ ABS
Rear Brake 1-piston hydraulic caliper, 256mm disc w/ ABS

Some Comfort Features

Electric StartYes
Engine Kill SwitchYes
Step-up Seat/Split SeatYes
Cruise ControlYes

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