2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Breaks Cover In Europe 

In a highly anticipated move, Honda Motors Europe unveiled the 2024 CRF1100L Africa Twin and CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports on October 4, 2023. Enthusiasts and riders have been abuzz with speculation about these new models, and the official release did not disappoint, bringing substantial changes and enhancements to both versions.

Engine Upgrades

One of the standout improvements is in the heart of these adventure motorcycles—the engine. The beloved 1,084cc parallel twin engine remains at the core, assuring continuity in the iconic Africa Twin performance.

However, Honda has undertaken significant tweaks for the 2024 models. Riders can now enjoy a boost in torque, with 112Nm now available at 5,500 rpm, a substantial improvement compared to the previous iteration that required reaching 6,250 rpm for peak torque.

These enhancements extend beyond torque, with Honda adjusting the compression ratio to 10.5:1, fine-tuning valve timing, optimizing intake ports, and refining the engine control unit (ECU) settings for an overall performance upgrade. These modifications apply across the entire 2024 CRF1100L Africa Twin lineup.


Suspension and Handling

Honda has democratized technology by extending the Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (EERA) semi-active suspension, previously reserved for the Adventure Sports model, to the standard Africa Twin for 2024.

Additionally, tubeless Metzeler Karoo Street tires now come standard, promising improved on-road performance. A larger and five-way-adjustable windscreen, as well as a redesigned front fairing, further enhance the riding experience.

Adventure Sports Exclusive Upgrades

The 2024 CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports receives a more substantial overhaul, catering to riders who favor on-road adventures. Notable changes include a new 19-inch front wheel, wider front tire, and a 20mm reduction in suspension stroke.


Showa EERA semi-active suspension is now a standard feature, ensuring superior adaptability to various terrains. Honda has also reworked the front fairing and introduced a thicker urethane foam cushion seat for increased comfort on extended journeys.

Improved Accessibility

For riders seeking a lower seat height, the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports answers the call with its change to a 19-inch front wheel. This modification not only lowers the center of gravity but also reduces the seat height, enhancing accessibility.

Seat height options range from 835mm to 855mm and an optional low seat accessory can further reduce it to 795mm. It’s worth noting that the seat height for the standard 2024 Africa Twin remains unchanged.

Color and Features

The 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin will be available in Grand Prix Red and Matt Ballistic Black Metallic. Opting for the Africa Twin with Showa EERA provides riders with additional choices of Pearl Glare White and Glint Wave Blue Metallic Tricolor, accompanied by heated grips and a standard accessory socket.

Meanwhile, the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports offers two distinct color options: Matt Ballistic Black Metallic or Pearl Glare White Tricolor.

GALLERY: 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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