CRF1100L Africa Twin

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

Adventure-touring enthusiasts, brace yourselves for some thrilling news – Honda is gearing up for significant updates to its Africa Twin Adventure Sports models.

  • The anticipation is building as certification data submitted in Switzerland hints at substantial changes in store for these adventure-touring motorcycles.
  • the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin is expected to feature an all-new radar system technology to pave the way for adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection. 

The preliminary data pertains specifically to the new Africa Twin Adventure Sports models, available with both manual and dual-clutch transmission options. While the data remains incomplete, the released information offers a tantalizing glimpse of what’s in the pipeline. As of now, there is no available data regarding updates for the non-Adventure Sports models, but we can expect that information to surface shortly.

The good news for fans of the Africa Twin is that the new engine will maintain the same 1,084cc displacement. Peak horsepower output remains consistent at 101hp @ 7,500 rpm. However, the torque output is set to receive a boost, increasing from the current 104Nm @ 6250rpm to an impressive 112Nm @ 5,500 rpm.

But that’s not all. According to the certification data, there are changes afoot in the chassis department as well. The new model will feature a slightly shorter wheelbase, measuring 1,570mm. This represents a reduction of 5mm when compared to the Africa Twin’s current wheelbase. The overall length has also seen a slight decrease of 25mm.

One notable detail uncovered by the certification data is an increase in weight. Both the DCT and manual versions of the new Africa Twin Adventure Sports are listed with an added weight of 3kg. The DCT model is noted with a weight of 328kg, including a 75kg rider, translating to a curb weight of 253kg.

In comparison, the current model is certified at 250kg. Similarly, the manual transmission Adventure Sports model lists a new weight of 318kg, including a 75kg rider, resulting in a curb weight of 243kg. This marks an increase from the claimed curb weight of 240kg