Specifications X-Eleven (European model)
Engine Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4 Bore X Stroke 79 X 58mm Displacement 1,137cc Compression Ratio 11:1 Carburation Electronic fuel injection Max. Power Output 136PS/9,000rpm (95/1/EC) 140PS/9,000rpm (DIN) Max. Torque 11.5kg-m/7,000rpm (95/1/EC) - 83.2ft-lb 11.8kg-m/7,000rpm (DIN) - 85.3ft-lb Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance Starter Electric Transmission 5-speed Final Drive 'O'-ring sealed chain Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,145 x 750 x 1,115mm Wheelbase 1,500mm Seat Height 795mm Ground Clearance 140mm Fuel Capacity 22 litres (including 4-litre warning light reserve) Wheels Front 17 x MT3.50 hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium Rear 17 x MT5.50 hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium Tyres Front 120/70 ZR17 (58W) (Michelin Macadam 90X, Bridgestone BT57F) Rear 180/55 ZR17 (73W) (Michelin Macadam 90X, Bridgestone BT57R) Suspension Front 43mm cartridge-type fork, 120mm axle travel Rear Gas-charged monoshock damper with 7-step adjustable spring preload, 120mm axle travel Brakes Front 310mm x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston callipers and sintered metal pads Rear 256 x 5mm hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston calliper and sintered metal pads Dry Weight 222kg
The X11 is fitted with catalytic converters in each silencer, in addition to the HECS3 system, which injects air into the exhaust ports to help ensure any unburnt fuel is burnt up in the exhaust (which is probably why the silencers get so hot!). It also features Honda's linked brakes system.
This power graph is comparing the Honda X11 with the Honda Super Blackbird (it shares the same engine but in a different state of tune):
Performance figures from October 2000 issue Bike magazine, comparing against the opposition:
Yamaha XJR1300 Kawasaki ZRX1100 Honda X11 Suzuki 1200 Bandit 0-60 3.60 4.00 3.80 4.84 0-100 8.44 8.80 6.10 8.56 Braking 70-0 3.21 4.88 3.32 3.50 0-100-0 13.30 15.41 10.75 13.19 Top speed 137.83 137.40 152.60 140.40