2024 Honda Africa Twin line-up unveiled

Gajanan Kashikar Published: October 06, 2023, 03:57 PM IST

Honda has updated the Africa Twin range for the model year 2024, bringing in changes to its styling, engine, and other components. Internationally, the adventure motorcycle is available in a choice of two trim levels: CRF1100L Africa Twin and CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports. The latter also features a new front wheel and tweaked suspension.

2024 CRF1100L Africa Twin: Powertrain

Powering the 2024 Africa Twin is a 1,084cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine married to either a six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission. This motor produces the same 102PS but its peak torque has gone up by seven per cent to 112Nm and is now available from 5,500rpm compared to the previous 6,250rpm. Also, the engine now provides more power and torque in the low and mid rev ranges. The compression ratio has been increased from 10.1:1 to 10.5:1, while Honda has also carried out changes to its valve timing, intake ports, and ECU to draw more performance from each stroke. There is a new exhaust, which has also contributed to the increase in the performance.

Apart from that, the DCT transmission has been tweaked and now shifts down gears earlier. The brand says that the system has also benefited from improved cornering detection and now offers a more natural 'feathered' feel at the start between first and second gears with increased feel and rider feedback.

2024 CRF1100L Africa Twin: Highlights

Although the 2024 Africa Twin appears familiar, it gets a new front fairing and an updated seat. The five-step adjustable windscreen has been retained. The Adventure Sports version now boasts a new 19-inch front wheel, making it more tarmac-friendly, instead of the previous 21-inch unit. On the other hand, the standard Africa Twin can be fitted with an optional Showa EERA semi-active suspension, which was earlier exclusive to the Adventure Sports trim. The suspension can be adjusted on the go via the 6.5-inch display. The raiders can choose from Soft, Mid, Hard, Off-road, and User modes. It also comes with new Metzler Karoo Street tubeless tyres, while Michelin Anakee Wild block-pattern tyres are approved for off-roading. The suspension on the Adventure Sports is lowered by 20mm.

The Africa Twin will be offered in Grand Prix Red and Matte Ballistic Black Metallic, along with Pearl Glare White and Glint Wave Blue Metallic Tricolour. Whereas, the Adventure Sports can be had in Matte Ballistic Black Metallic and Pearl Glare White Tricolour.

2024 CRF1100L Africa Twin: India launch and pricing

Honda has said that the 2024 Africa Twin will start arriving at dealers in November this year. Given that we expect the motorcycle to arrive in India by the end of the year or early next year. With the aforementioned updates, the prices of the 2024 Africa Twin are likely to command a higher premium. Currently, the Africa Twin MT and Africa Twin DCT cost Rs 16.01 lakh and Rs 17.55 lakh (both ex-showroom).

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