Do you miss the Pan European or the Deauville? Well, Honda has just revealed a brand-new bike that’s not too dissimilar from either…

Adventure bikes have been all the rage for the last few years, but their popularity has left a gap in the market as tourers have been overlooked. In Honda’s case the gap in its line-up may be its own doing – no VFRs, no Pan Europeans and no Deauvilles in the range anymore, in fact, there’s no touring machine smaller than the Goldwing. This gap is one that the big H needed to plug. And here is the plug, the NT1100, a new sporty(ish) tourer based on the 1100cc parallel twin engine and steel frame from the Africa Twin.

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As you’d expect, a lot around the basic blocks has been changed for a more touring biased-feel. For starters, the suspension is lower and more road-oriented, tyres are both 17-inch, and weather protection has been beefed up. All to make the NT easier to live with on big journeys as well as everyday use. And the lower 820mm seat height will be appreciated by many riders.