2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Introduced in Malaysia

The much-awaited 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES has been introduced in Malaysia. Better known in short as the “Africa Twin” it features several important revisions, including more power and better comfort.

Key highlights:
  • The 1084cc, liquid-cooled, OHC, parallel-twin engine provides 7% more peak torque. Maximum power is 75 kW at 7,500 RPM and maximum torque of 112 Nm arrives at 5,500 RPM.
  • The DCT (Dual Cluth Transmission) has been revised to provide a more natural, feathered (better known as “half-clutch”) feel during initial acceleration, and between first and second gears.

  • The usual “M” (manual) mode is retained, allowing the rider to change gears by pressing the handlebar mounted buttons.
  • The riders can switch between “D” (drive) and “S” (sport) modes.
  • Further revision of the DCT includes incline detection, to avoid the gearbox shifting while the bike is leaned over.

  • Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERATM) suspension is now standard, as opposed to being an option on the previous Africa Twin.
  • The system automatically adjust damping force based on the riding conditions, and depending on which of the  four suspension modes (MID, HARD, SOFT, OFFROAD) and a USER mode was selected.
  • The usual ride-by-wire throttle is retained hence providing electronic assistance in the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) feature, now managed with a six-axis inertial measurement system (IMU).

  • The rider can select one of four ride modes: TOUR, URBAN, GRAVEL, or OFF-ROAD.
  • There is also Wheelie Control with 3 selectable levels.
  • Its ABS also works in conjunction with the IMU to provide safer braking solutions at all lean angles.
  • Rear ABS can be turned off for off-road riding.

  • 19-inch front wheel for better on-road stability while maintaining its off-road capabilities.
  • Minimum ground clearance of 220 mm.
  • Seat height can be adjusted between 820 mm and 840 mm without tools.

  • A new seat with 15mm thicker cushion and 8mm more area for more comfort on long rides.
  • The 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports E shows a redesigned front fairing for better wind deflection to minimise wind blast on the rider’s body.
  • 6.5-inch TFT Multi Information Display (MID) integrates Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto.

The 2024 Honda CRF11000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES will be available from 19 June 2024 in two color options namely Mat Ballistic Black Metallic and Pearl Glare White. Selling price (not on the road) is RM 119,388.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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