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Reviewed: Honda NT1100

Honda_NT1100_Bend

Honda sees the NT1100 as a herald of a new breed of tourers. At first that sounds very much like marketing speak, but on closer inspection, there is something in it. Tastes in touring bikes have changed with the times. We have seen the rise and fall of sports tourers when speed and power were what riders wanted, then the adventure bikes moved the focus to comfort and practicality but perhaps went a bit too big and offroady for many. So, now Honda is bringing sensible and practical touring back, with enough power and grunt to make it fun too. Is that a new thing? It’s up for debate, but the NT1100 promises to be an answer to many riders’ wishes.

Competition in this ‘touring-focused-all-round-bike’ category is ruthless, so the NT needs to offer something special to gain ground from the likes of the BMW S 1000 XR, Yamaha Tracer 9 and Kawasaki Versys 1000. They are all touring bikes with a sporty edge, but with ergonomics and creature comforts to keep them from knackering your knees, wrists and licence too quickly.

 

Honda_NT1100_Side

 

What the NT1100 brings to the table is a little more mellow. It doesn’t have sky-high power figures (and fuel economy to go with that), but it has plenty of poke for most riders. It comes with useful features that others often offer as accessories, making it’s £12,500 price tag very competitive. And it’s a very pleasant bike to ride to boot.

What the NT lacks, is sex appeal. Anyone can make an adventure bike look great when you wheelie it across a desert for a promo video, but I pity the ad men at the Honda HQ trying to come up with a concept as compelling for the NT. And the funny thing is: the huge majority of riders will use both styles of bike for the same job – not wheeling in the desert. Still, it’s a damn sight easier to sell tickets to the Adventure Bike Rider Festival than the Sensible Touring Rider Festival.

Regardless of the issues with its frumpy image, the Honda NT1100 is a good motorcycle. A very good and very competent motorcycle. It shares its engine and frame with the Africa Twin, which means a healthy 100bhp and 104Nm of torque pumping out of the well-proven 1084cc parallel twin. Although the bike weighs 238kg ready to ride, it has enough power to accelerate hard and cruise happily at high speeds.

 

Honda_NT1100_Rider

 

Helping with handling high speeds are a big adjustable screen and a set of top and bottom wind deflectors. The combination directs the wind away from you so effectively that you barely feel the speed. It’s a good job the cruise control is there because otherwise you could easily drift into licence shredding speeds.

Sheltered from the elements, the rider’s perch is a pleasant place to be. Our test bike was equipped with what Honda call the Voyager pack (£1465), which includes fog lights, top box, pillion comfort pegs, and comfort seats for both rider and pillion. It was the seat that made the biggest impression here. I have ridden many motorcycles over the years and can safely say this is the comfiest motorcycle seat I have sat on – no contest!

 

Honda_NT100_Bike_Front

 

The NT gets a big thumbs up from me because of the generous selection of features offered as standard equipment. There is no extra charge for a centre stand, heated grips or panniers. That’s how it should be with touring bikes.

The electronics on the Honda are also very impressive. You get cruise control, ride modes with adjustable power, engine braking and traction control settings, and most impressively, Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Now, cruise control and ride modes are pretty much expected in this category, but the opportunity to use the mobile manufacturers’ tech to connect your phone to the bike rather than a clunky manufacturer-specific system is a rarity. And it works really well. You can easily hook up your phone and headset with the bike, then use the touch screen or switchgear to access your phone for navigation, calls, music, or whatever it is you do with your phone. It’s something I will seriously miss on any bike after this.

 

Honda_NT1100_Front_Zoom

 

There is a slight fly in the electronics ointment though. Namely, the switchgear. How it ever passed even a rudimentary pre-production test is beyond me. There are 14 buttons in the left switch cluster. And none of them are clearly marked to do a specific job. Imagine trying to use them with thick gloves in low light. Good job there’s the touch screen dash, but that only goes part way to fix the issue. Still, navigating the switch maze is possible if you persist with it – in the end you will succeed, or go mad and stop caring what the dash says.

 

Honda_NT1100_Rider_2

 

Ride quality is excellent, with the Showa suspension doing a great job at making the ride smooth without too much wallowing. The 17” wheels and a sharper steering geometry compared to the Africa Twin make the NT surprisingly agile for a big bike, and the generous steering angle makes tight U-turns easy. The seat is a fairly low 820mm, which makes it easy to hold the bike steady at standstill.

Compared to some competitors, the NT is well-priced at £12,500. BMW’s sporty S 1000 XR costs from £15,740, Yamaha’s exciting triple Tracer 9 is only £11,010 in its most basic form, but the higher-spec GT+ model is a lot more at £14,910. A more adventure-styled, if still very much road-oriented Kawasaki Versys 1000 is even cheaper in its basic trim, but over £17k in top spec.

The Honda is a bike that is very easy to get on with, plenty of fun to ride, and will be up for pretty much any kind of riding. It just needs to get the switchgear updated, and have a bit of sass sprinkled all over it. But keep the Apple Car Play, that must stay!

 

Honda_NT1100_Front_Side

 

Honda NT1100 Specification

Price:                  £12,500

Engine:              1084cc parallel twin, l/c, 8-valves

Power:               100hp @ 5000rpm

Torque:              104Nm @ 6250rpm

Frame:               Semi-double cradle (steel) with bolt-on aluminium subframe

Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive

Suspension:     Showa SFF-BP 43mm forks and Showa shock, both preload adjustable with 150mm travel

Brakes:               310mm discs and 4-piston radial callipers at front, 256mm disc and single-piston calliper at the rear

Wheels:             17” cast aluminium

Tyres:                 120/70R17, 180/55R17

Seat height:      820mm

Weight:              238kg (wet)

Tank:                  20 litres

Contact:            www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles

 

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Words: Mikko Nieminen

Photos: Too Fast Media Group

 

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Reviewed: Honda NT1100

The Honda NT1100 unashamedly takes all the best road riding bits from the Africa Twin, and turns the package into a classy tourer.

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Reviewed: Honda NT1100

Honda_NT1100_Bend

Honda sees the NT1100 as a herald of a new breed of tourers. At first that sounds very much like marketing speak, but on closer inspection, there is something in it. Tastes in touring bikes have changed with the times. We have seen the rise and fall of sports tourers when speed and power were what riders wanted, then the adventure bikes moved the focus to comfort and practicality but perhaps went a bit too big and offroady for many. So, now Honda is bringing sensible and practical touring back, with enough power and grunt to make it fun too. Is that a new thing? It’s up for debate, but the NT1100 promises to be an answer to many riders’ wishes.

Competition in this ‘touring-focused-all-round-bike’ category is ruthless, so the NT needs to offer something special to gain ground from the likes of the BMW S 1000 XR, Yamaha Tracer 9 and Kawasaki Versys 1000. They are all touring bikes with a sporty edge, but with ergonomics and creature comforts to keep them from knackering your knees, wrists and licence too quickly.

 

Honda_NT1100_Side

 

What the NT1100 brings to the table is a little more mellow. It doesn’t have sky-high power figures (and fuel economy to go with that), but it has plenty of poke for most riders. It comes with useful features that others often offer as accessories, making it’s £12,500 price tag very competitive. And it’s a very pleasant bike to ride to boot.

What the NT lacks, is sex appeal. Anyone can make an adventure bike look great when you wheelie it across a desert for a promo video, but I pity the ad men at the Honda HQ trying to come up with a concept as compelling for the NT. And the funny thing is: the huge majority of riders will use both styles of bike for the same job – not wheeling in the desert. Still, it’s a damn sight easier to sell tickets to the Adventure Bike Rider Festival than the Sensible Touring Rider Festival.

Regardless of the issues with its frumpy image, the Honda NT1100 is a good motorcycle. A very good and very competent motorcycle. It shares its engine and frame with the Africa Twin, which means a healthy 100bhp and 104Nm of torque pumping out of the well-proven 1084cc parallel twin. Although the bike weighs 238kg ready to ride, it has enough power to accelerate hard and cruise happily at high speeds.

 

Honda_NT1100_Rider

 

Helping with handling high speeds are a big adjustable screen and a set of top and bottom wind deflectors. The combination directs the wind away from you so effectively that you barely feel the speed. It’s a good job the cruise control is there because otherwise you could easily drift into licence shredding speeds.

Sheltered from the elements, the rider’s perch is a pleasant place to be. Our test bike was equipped with what Honda call the Voyager pack (£1465), which includes fog lights, top box, pillion comfort pegs, and comfort seats for both rider and pillion. It was the seat that made the biggest impression here. I have ridden many motorcycles over the years and can safely say this is the comfiest motorcycle seat I have sat on – no contest!

 

Honda_NT100_Bike_Front

 

The NT gets a big thumbs up from me because of the generous selection of features offered as standard equipment. There is no extra charge for a centre stand, heated grips or panniers. That’s how it should be with touring bikes.

The electronics on the Honda are also very impressive. You get cruise control, ride modes with adjustable power, engine braking and traction control settings, and most impressively, Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Now, cruise control and ride modes are pretty much expected in this category, but the opportunity to use the mobile manufacturers’ tech to connect your phone to the bike rather than a clunky manufacturer-specific system is a rarity. And it works really well. You can easily hook up your phone and headset with the bike, then use the touch screen or switchgear to access your phone for navigation, calls, music, or whatever it is you do with your phone. It’s something I will seriously miss on any bike after this.

 

Honda_NT1100_Front_Zoom

 

There is a slight fly in the electronics ointment though. Namely, the switchgear. How it ever passed even a rudimentary pre-production test is beyond me. There are 14 buttons in the left switch cluster. And none of them are clearly marked to do a specific job. Imagine trying to use them with thick gloves in low light. Good job there’s the touch screen dash, but that only goes part way to fix the issue. Still, navigating the switch maze is possible if you persist with it – in the end you will succeed, or go mad and stop caring what the dash says.

 

Honda_NT1100_Rider_2

 

Ride quality is excellent, with the Showa suspension doing a great job at making the ride smooth without too much wallowing. The 17” wheels and a sharper steering geometry compared to the Africa Twin make the NT surprisingly agile for a big bike, and the generous steering angle makes tight U-turns easy. The seat is a fairly low 820mm, which makes it easy to hold the bike steady at standstill.

Compared to some competitors, the NT is well-priced at £12,500. BMW’s sporty S 1000 XR costs from £15,740, Yamaha’s exciting triple Tracer 9 is only £11,010 in its most basic form, but the higher-spec GT+ model is a lot more at £14,910. A more adventure-styled, if still very much road-oriented Kawasaki Versys 1000 is even cheaper in its basic trim, but over £17k in top spec.

The Honda is a bike that is very easy to get on with, plenty of fun to ride, and will be up for pretty much any kind of riding. It just needs to get the switchgear updated, and have a bit of sass sprinkled all over it. But keep the Apple Car Play, that must stay!

 

Honda_NT1100_Front_Side

 

Honda NT1100 Specification

Price:                  £12,500

Engine:              1084cc parallel twin, l/c, 8-valves

Power:               100hp @ 5000rpm

Torque:              104Nm @ 6250rpm

Frame:               Semi-double cradle (steel) with bolt-on aluminium subframe

Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive

Suspension:     Showa SFF-BP 43mm forks and Showa shock, both preload adjustable with 150mm travel

Brakes:               310mm discs and 4-piston radial callipers at front, 256mm disc and single-piston calliper at the rear

Wheels:             17” cast aluminium

Tyres:                 120/70R17, 180/55R17

Seat height:      820mm

Weight:              238kg (wet)

Tank:                  20 litres

Contact:            www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles

 

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Words: Mikko Nieminen

Photos: Too Fast Media Group

 

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Reviewed: Honda NT1100

Honda_NT1100_Bend

Honda sees the NT1100 as a herald of a new breed of tourers. At first that sounds very much like marketing speak, but on closer inspection, there is something in it. Tastes in touring bikes have changed with the times. We have seen the rise and fall of sports tourers when speed and power were what riders wanted, then the adventure bikes moved the focus to comfort and practicality but perhaps went a bit too big and offroady for many. So, now Honda is bringing sensible and practical touring back, with enough power and grunt to make it fun too. Is that a new thing? It’s up for debate, but the NT1100 promises to be an answer to many riders’ wishes.

Competition in this ‘touring-focused-all-round-bike’ category is ruthless, so the NT needs to offer something special to gain ground from the likes of the BMW S 1000 XR, Yamaha Tracer 9 and Kawasaki Versys 1000. They are all touring bikes with a sporty edge, but with ergonomics and creature comforts to keep them from knackering your knees, wrists and licence too quickly.

 

Honda_NT1100_Side

 

What the NT1100 brings to the table is a little more mellow. It doesn’t have sky-high power figures (and fuel economy to go with that), but it has plenty of poke for most riders. It comes with useful features that others often offer as accessories, making it’s £12,500 price tag very competitive. And it’s a very pleasant bike to ride to boot.

What the NT lacks, is sex appeal. Anyone can make an adventure bike look great when you wheelie it across a desert for a promo video, but I pity the ad men at the Honda HQ trying to come up with a concept as compelling for the NT. And the funny thing is: the huge majority of riders will use both styles of bike for the same job – not wheeling in the desert. Still, it’s a damn sight easier to sell tickets to the Adventure Bike Rider Festival than the Sensible Touring Rider Festival.

Regardless of the issues with its frumpy image, the Honda NT1100 is a good motorcycle. A very good and very competent motorcycle. It shares its engine and frame with the Africa Twin, which means a healthy 100bhp and 104Nm of torque pumping out of the well-proven 1084cc parallel twin. Although the bike weighs 238kg ready to ride, it has enough power to accelerate hard and cruise happily at high speeds.

 

Honda_NT1100_Rider

 

Helping with handling high speeds are a big adjustable screen and a set of top and bottom wind deflectors. The combination directs the wind away from you so effectively that you barely feel the speed. It’s a good job the cruise control is there because otherwise you could easily drift into licence shredding speeds.

Sheltered from the elements, the rider’s perch is a pleasant place to be. Our test bike was equipped with what Honda call the Voyager pack (£1465), which includes fog lights, top box, pillion comfort pegs, and comfort seats for both rider and pillion. It was the seat that made the biggest impression here. I have ridden many motorcycles over the years and can safely say this is the comfiest motorcycle seat I have sat on – no contest!

 

Honda_NT100_Bike_Front

 

The NT gets a big thumbs up from me because of the generous selection of features offered as standard equipment. There is no extra charge for a centre stand, heated grips or panniers. That’s how it should be with touring bikes.

The electronics on the Honda are also very impressive. You get cruise control, ride modes with adjustable power, engine braking and traction control settings, and most impressively, Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Now, cruise control and ride modes are pretty much expected in this category, but the opportunity to use the mobile manufacturers’ tech to connect your phone to the bike rather than a clunky manufacturer-specific system is a rarity. And it works really well. You can easily hook up your phone and headset with the bike, then use the touch screen or switchgear to access your phone for navigation, calls, music, or whatever it is you do with your phone. It’s something I will seriously miss on any bike after this.

 

Honda_NT1100_Front_Zoom

 

There is a slight fly in the electronics ointment though. Namely, the switchgear. How it ever passed even a rudimentary pre-production test is beyond me. There are 14 buttons in the left switch cluster. And none of them are clearly marked to do a specific job. Imagine trying to use them with thick gloves in low light. Good job there’s the touch screen dash, but that only goes part way to fix the issue. Still, navigating the switch maze is possible if you persist with it – in the end you will succeed, or go mad and stop caring what the dash says.

 

Honda_NT1100_Rider_2

 

Ride quality is excellent, with the Showa suspension doing a great job at making the ride smooth without too much wallowing. The 17” wheels and a sharper steering geometry compared to the Africa Twin make the NT surprisingly agile for a big bike, and the generous steering angle makes tight U-turns easy. The seat is a fairly low 820mm, which makes it easy to hold the bike steady at standstill.

Compared to some competitors, the NT is well-priced at £12,500. BMW’s sporty S 1000 XR costs from £15,740, Yamaha’s exciting triple Tracer 9 is only £11,010 in its most basic form, but the higher-spec GT+ model is a lot more at £14,910. A more adventure-styled, if still very much road-oriented Kawasaki Versys 1000 is even cheaper in its basic trim, but over £17k in top spec.

The Honda is a bike that is very easy to get on with, plenty of fun to ride, and will be up for pretty much any kind of riding. It just needs to get the switchgear updated, and have a bit of sass sprinkled all over it. But keep the Apple Car Play, that must stay!

 

Honda_NT1100_Front_Side

 

Honda NT1100 Specification

Price:                  £12,500

Engine:              1084cc parallel twin, l/c, 8-valves

Power:               100hp @ 5000rpm

Torque:              104Nm @ 6250rpm

Frame:               Semi-double cradle (steel) with bolt-on aluminium subframe

Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive

Suspension:     Showa SFF-BP 43mm forks and Showa shock, both preload adjustable with 150mm travel

Brakes:               310mm discs and 4-piston radial callipers at front, 256mm disc and single-piston calliper at the rear

Wheels:             17” cast aluminium

Tyres:                 120/70R17, 180/55R17

Seat height:      820mm

Weight:              238kg (wet)

Tank:                  20 litres

Contact:            www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles

 

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Words: Mikko Nieminen

Photos: Too Fast Media Group

 

Bike Reviews

 

 

What type of insurance do Carole Nash provide?

As an insurance broker, we can help you in securing a whole range of policies, but where we’ve really made a name for ourselves is as motorbike and classic car insurance specialists.

We’ve helped provide motorcycle insurance for over 200,000 bikes and scooters in the UK and Ireland for over three decades, so you can be sure you’re partnering with specialists who boast a wealth of experience.

Being a part of the biking community is very important to us. We love talking to bikers whilst out and about, and that helps us tune into your specific needs when it comes to insuring your ride. We can secure bike cover for classic models, those which are custom built, superbikes, scooters, mopeds and more.

This type of cover is available in three levels: third party; third party, fire and theft; and comprehensive. If you think we can help you find the right policy, why not give us a call on 0333 005 3355 or get a free online quote for motorbike insurance.

We understand that classic cars are not like any other vehicle, which is why you need the right cover to protect your prized possession. If your car is more than 15 years old, then it could be deemed a classic, and we’re here to try and help you find the policy that meets your needs.

Classic car insurance there are two types of cover available: fully comprehensive and laid up. We appreciate that owners of classic models often require very specific modifications or repairs to be carried out. Because of this, it’s important that you take out the appropriate policy. So, if you’d like to speak to us about classic car insurance, you can call us on 0333 005 2295. Alternatively, you can get a quote online for free in a matter of minutes.

As well as providing motorbike and classic car insurance quotes, we can help you with many other forms of cover, including:

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