Honda Drops Details On Revamped 2024 Africa Twin Range


Honda’s popular Africa Twin lineup is receiving a significant makeover for 2024. Besides boasting a bump in torque, technology and styling, the specialization of the two models in the range is now even more differentiated with the Adventure Sports edition receiving more road-biased changes while the standard Africa Twin keeps its off-road focus. 

Africa Twin Range: Shared Updates

2024 Honda Africa Twin Range

At the heart of both models is still the same 1084cc parallel twin engine but for 2024 the CRF1100L range benefits from performance increases in both power and torque in the low and middle rev ranges. Peak power remains at 100.5 ponies, but a 7% increase in maximum torque, now 82.6 ft-lbs, is delivered earlier at 5,500rpm rather than 6,250rpm. The compression ratio goes from 10.1:1 to 10.5:1, which alongside changes to the valve timing, intake ports and ECU settings, allows the engine to draw more performance from each stroke.

2024 Honda Africa Twin Range

According to Honda, additional changes to the exhaust system also contribute to the increase in performance, with a new muffler delivering a pleasing pulse note at lower RPMs and stronger bass tone as revs increase.



Given the popularity of automatic transmission in the Africa Twin range, both models will continue to be available with either a manual or a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). However, for 2024, the DCT system on the Africa Twins has been refined to benefit from the engine’s increased performance, shifting down earlier. The system also benefits from improved cornering detection and now features a more natural ‘feathered’ feel on initial take off and between first and second gears for increased feel and rider feedback.

Both models also now feature an extensive front fairing redesign to improve upper body wind deflection and aerodynamics.

CRF1100L Africa Twin Updates

2024 Honda Africa Twin Range

Headlining the chassis updates – the standard CRF1100L Africa Twin will now be available with Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA) as an option, featuring suspension settings specifically developed for the bike. Only available previously on the Adventure Sports, Showa EERA offers optimized damping in all riding conditions, as well as the ability to change rear spring preload on the move via the 6.5 in touchscreen display.  Available in 5 modes – SOFT, MID, HARD, OFF-ROAD and USER, the system’s flexibility means that damping adjustment can be programmed to suit the rider’s preference at the touch of a button.

Rolling on 21”/18” wheels, the CRF1100L Africa Twin now also features tubeless Metzeler Karoo Street tires as standard fitment, that allow for swift puncture repairs when riding without the need to remove a wheel. When the rider wants to head fully off-road, block pattern Michelin Anakee Wild tires are also approved for use.

2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Range

The standard Africa Twin also gets improved comfort thanks to the redesigned front fairing and, like the up-spec Adventure Sports variant, it now features a larger 5-way adjustable screen which Honda says offers maximum forward visibility or increased wind protection depending on rider choice.

The CRF1100L Africa Twin ES also includes an ACC charging socket and heated grips as standard, just like its CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports sibling.

CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports Updates

2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Range

The 2024 Adventure Sports edition shares the frame and engine of the more off-road focused CRF1100L Africa Twin but is now more street-biased than the previous model. One of the notable updates is the change from a 21” front wheel to a smaller 19” inch with a wider 110/80-19 tire (from 90/90-21). This setup gives more front tire grip and feedback for better on-road stability and comfort when fully loaded. 

Suspension travel has also been reduced, front and rear, from 9.1”/ 8.7” (230mm/220mm) to 8.3”/ 7.9” (210/200mm) to match the road handling dynamic of the new front wheel and tire. The reduction lowers the center of gravity, and improves both slow-speed maneuverability and reach to the ground. 

2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Range

Moreover, the seat has a revised cushion thickness for enhanced comfort and is set lower, at 835/855mm. Want to reduce the reach to the ground even more? A low seat option is available as well which drops seat height down to 795/815mm.

For 2024 the Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA ) is now standard. The system’s flexibility means that damping adjustment can be programmed to change as the vehicle speed changes – allowing firmer damping at higher speeds, for example. In addition, it can adapt to specific circumstances such as ‘preparing’ the bike’s suspension for landing from a jump, or reducing ‘dive’ under hard braking.

Colors and Availability

The CRF1100L Africa Twin will be available in Grand Prix Red and Matt Ballistic Black Metallic. As well as being available in the same colors, the CRF1100 Africa Twin with Showa EERA will also be on sale in a third color called Pearl Glare White with Blue Metallic Tricolor. As for the CRF1100L Adventure Sports it will be available in two color options: Matt Ballistic Black Metallic and Pearl Glare White Tricolor.

2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Range

The new models will start to arrive in dealers across Europe in November 2024. Pricing will vary depending on the region but in the UK the standard Africa Twin has been posted with an MSRP starting at £13,199 while the Adventure Sports starts at £17,599.

2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Range

We are still waiting on Honda America to confirm which new changes and colors will come stateside. We’ll share more details when we receive additional information from Honda. Stay tuned!

Africa Twin Specs

Engine Type: Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Displacement: 1084cc
Bore x Stroke: 92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Max. Power Output: 100.5 hp (75kW) at 7,500rpm
Max. Torque: 82.3 ft-lbs (112Nm) at 5,500rpm
Noise Level: MT: Lurban 75.1dB, Lwot 80.1dB; DCT: Lurban 75.0dB, Lwot 79.9dB
Oil Capacity: MT: 4.8 l; DCT: 5.2 l
Fueling: PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.8L
CO2 Emissions: 114g/km
Fuel Consumption: MT: 20.5km/l [4.9 l/100km]
Battery Capacity: 12V-6Ah Li-ion BATTERY (20Hr)
Clutch Type: MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch. DCT: 2 wet, multiplate clutches with coil springs
Transmission Type: 6 Speed Manual (6 Speed DCT)
Final Drive: O-ring sealed chain
Frame Type: Semi Double Cradle
Dimensions (L´W´H): 2,330mm x 960mm x 1,485mm
Wheelbase: 1,575mm
Caster Angle: 27.5°
Trail: 113mm
Seat Height: 850/870mm (Low Seat option 825, Comfort Seat option 885)
Kerb Weight: MT: 231kg; DCT: 242kg; ES MT: 233kg; ES DCT:244kg
Front Suspension: Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustments, 9.1″ (230mm) stroke. CRF1100L Africa Twin ES – SHOWA Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 45mm, and electronic control unit (SHOWA EERATM) with compression and rebound damping adjustments, 9.1″ (230mm) stroke
Rear Suspension: Monoblock aluminum swing arm with Pro-Link with SHOWA gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustments, 8.7″ (220mm) rear wheel travel. CRF1100L Africa Twin ES – Monoblock aluminum swing arm with Pro-Link with SHOWA gas-charged damper, hydraulic remote control preload adjuster and electric control unit (SHOWA EERATM) with compression and rebound damping adjustments, 8.7″ (220mm) rear wheel travel.
Front Wheel: 21M/C x MT2.15 wire spoke with aluminum rim
Rear Wheel: 18M/C x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminum rim
Front Tire: 90/90-21M/C 54H (tubeless type) Metzeler Karoo Street)
Rear Tire: 150/70R18M/C 70H (tubeless type) Metzeler Karoo Street)
ABS System Type: 2 channel with IMU; Selectable ABS MODE with ON road and OFF road setting
Front Brakes: 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminum hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear Brakes: 256mm wave hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads.
Instruments: LCD Meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display
Headlight: LED
Taillight: LED
Connectivity: Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto® (wired)
USB: Yes
12V Socket: Yes
Auto Blinker Cancel: Yes
Quickshifter: Optional (MT only)
Security System: Immobiliser
Cruise Control: Yes
Cornering Lights: No
Additional Features: Emergency stop signal, 6 axis IMU, HSTC and Wheelie control

Africa Twin Adventure Sports Specs

Engine Type: Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Displacement: 1084cc
Bore & Stroke: 92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Max. Power Output: 100.5 hp (75kW) at 7,500rpm
Max. Torque: 82.6 ft-lbs (112Nm) at 5,500rpm
Noise Level: MT: Lurban 75.0dB, Lwot 80.5dB; DCT: Lurban 75.4dB, Lwot 80.4dB
Oil Capacity: MT: 4.8L; DCT: 5.2L
Fueling: PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.8L
CO2 Emissions: 114g/km
Fuel Consumption: MT: 20.5km/l [4.9 l/100km]; DCT: 20.5km/l [4.9 l/100km]
Battery Capacity: 12V-6Ah Li-ion BATTERY
Clutch Type: MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch; DCT: 2 wet, multiplate clutches with coil springs
Transmission Type: 6 speed manual (6 speed DCT)
Final Drive: O-ring sealed chain
Frame Type: Semi double cradle
Dimensions (L´W´H): 2,305mm X 960mm X 1,475mm
Wheelbase: 1550mm
Caster Angle: 27.5°
Trail: 106mm
Seat Height: 835/855mm (low seat option 795mm)
Ground Clearance: 220mm
Kerb Weight: MT: 243kg; DCT: 253kg
Turning radius: 2.6M
Front Suspension: SHOWA Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 45mm, and an electronic control unit (SHOWA EERATM) with compression and rebound damping adjustments, 8.3″ (210mm) stroke
Rear Suspension: Monoblock aluminum swing arm with Pro-Link with SHOWA gas-charged damper, hydraulic remote control preload adjuster and electronic control unit (SHOWA EERATM) with compression and rebound damping adjustments, 7.9″ (200mm) rear wheel travel.
Front Wheel: 19M/C x MT2.50 wire spoke with aluminum rim
Rear Wheel: 18M/C x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminum rim
Front Tire: 110/80-R19M/C 59V (Tubeless type) Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41
Rear Tire: 150/70-R18M/C 70H (Tubeless type) Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41
ABS System Type: 2 channel with IMU. Selectable ABS MODE with ON road and OFF road
Front Brakes: 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminum hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear Brakes: 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-channel with rear ABS off mode.
Instruments: LCD Meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display
Headlight: LED
Taillight: LED
Connectivity: Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto® (wired)
USB: Yes
12V Socket: Yes
Auto Blinker Cancel: Yes
Quickshifter: Optional (MT only)
Security System: Immobiliser
Cruise Control: Yes
Cornering Lights: Yes
Additional Features: Emergency stop signal, 6 axis IMU, HSTC and Wheelie Control





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