2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports Review – Specs

Introducing the 2024 edition of the Africa Twin Adventure Sports lineup! And guess what? It’s gotten a little streetwise, especially in Europe. Brace yourselves, because the 21-inch front wheel has been swapped out for a 19-inch hoop. Don’t worry, though, the adventurous spirit remains intact with those trusty wire-spoke wheels. But that’s not all, my friends. Now, semi-active suspension is rocking this bad boy as a standard feature. Talk about an upgrade!

Now, let’s talk options. You’ve got two versions of the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports to choose from. First up, we have the standard manual-clutch model. And for those who prefer a more laid-back experience, we’ve got the dual-clutch transmission (DCT) edition. Yep, that means a fully automatic clutch and a semi- and fully automatic transmission. So you can sit back, relax, and let the Africa Twin take care of the shifting for you.

But hold on, we can’t just brush over the fact that this Africa Twin is here to conquer the pavement and touring. It’s packing everything you need for those long rides and smooth surfaces. So buckle up, because we’re about to dive into the nitty-gritty details of this road-loving Africa Twin.

Honda Crf1100l Africa Twin Adventure Sports
Honda Crf1100l Africa Twin Adventure Sports

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And hey, if that lower seat height doesn’t quite do it for you, Honda’s got your back. They’ve got not one, but two optional seats available to adjust that height. Who knew motorcycle seats could be so accommodating?

So get ready for a wild adventure with the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports. It’s got some tricks up its sleeve and it’s ready to show you a good time. Just hold on tight and enjoy the ride!

The days of choosing whether or not to have Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (EERA) are over because every 2024 Adventure Sports bike will come with it. This fancy schmancy suspension system keeps a close eye on the Africa Twin’s speed, angle, and fork movement thanks to the trusty Bosch MM7.10 six-axis IMU. And guess what? It doesn’t stop there! All this juicy information gets sent to a nifty computer that tweaks the damping to suit the rider’s preferences. Talk about high-tech pampering!

There are four present suspension modes, plus a rider configurable mode:

Hard. With the firmest damping, this mode is designed to accommodate the rider, passenger, and packed bags. This mode is automatically engaged when you select the Tour riding mode.

Mid. This all-around mode is the go-to suspension setting when you put the Africa Twin in the Urban mode.

Soft. When the roads get sketchy, this mode smooths things out. It works in conjunction with the Gravel riding mode.

Off-road. When you hit the dirt, this is the mode engineers want you to use. It features speed-sensitive damping and firms up the damping for the shock. When you pick the Off-road riding mode, this is what you get.

User. This mode allows the rider to manually fine-tune the fork and shock spring preload over 24 steps.

Just like the four suspension modes, we’ve got four riding modes to choose from. And that’s not all! You’ve also got the freedom to customize two modes on the snazzy 6.5-inch TFT display. As if that wasn’t enough, when you’re setting the riding mode, you can also tinker with three essential parameters: power, engine compression braking, and ABS. Talk about having total control!

Tour. This mode gives you the most power, medium engine braking, and street cornering-aware ABS.

Urban. Power is cut compared to tour, with the other parameters unchanged.

Gravel. This gives you the least power (level 4 of four), minimal engine braking, and ABS calibrated for off-road riding.

Off-road. The settings are the same as Gravel, but with a step more power. Also, the G Switch is engaged if you have a DCT model, which adds clutch-actuated traction control for dirt riding.

User. The riders can set up two modes with whatever combination of power engine braking, and ABS behavior is desired. The G Switch can also be on or off, if you have the DCT Africa Twin.

Get ready for some wheelie-licious adventures with the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports! This bad boy comes with its own independent wheelie and traction control, giving you the power to rule the streets and the dirt. You can dial up the fun by clicking through seven levels of TC, or if you really want to feel the adrenaline rush, just turn it off. And as if that wasn’t enough, there are three levels of wheelie control too. So go ahead and unleash your inner stuntman, because this Africa Twin Adventure Sports is here to make you feel like a wheelie-master!

The adjustability game is extended if you have a DCT model, which is IMU informed. You can pick between the D or S shifting modes, with S for more aggressive riding. Within S, there are three levels of aggression. Also, the G Switch can be invoked.

The Unicam parallel twin powerplant has also been updated. The intake ducts get a 20 percent increase in diameter, and the tubes are longer. The valve timing and the injector angles have been revised. Also, the muffler’s internal structure has gotten attention, with the dual goals of improved throttle response and sound output quality. The ECU has been recalibrated to account for the changes.

Touring riders will like the new fairing. It’s designed to reduce rider buffeting while improving aerodynamics. The windscreen is adjustable across five levels, though not electronically.

The 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports has four accessory Packs available:

Adventure Pack. This includes bodywork protection via stainless steel tubing, which also serves as a mount for fog lights. Tank pads protect the 6.6-gallon tank from knee scuffs, and a 4.5-liter tank bag increases cargo carrying capacity.

Rally Pack. Designed for off-road fans, this package features rally footpegs, engine guards, radiator grills, and stylish wheel strips. DCT owners get a foot-shift lever, while manual-clutch buyers get a quickshifter.

Travel Pack. Panniers define this package, with the buyer choosing between aluminum or plastic side cases. Both total 70 liters of cargo carrying capacity, though it is more evenly distributed on the aluminum cases. The plastic panniers get one-size-fits-all inner bags, while the aluminum alternative has case-specific inner bags. Comfort pillion footpegs help keep the passenger comfortable on longer trips.

Urban Pack. You get your choice of a top box in aluminum (42-liter capacity) or plastic (58 liters, and capable of swallowing two full-face helmets). The plastic top box includes a pillion backrest, while the aluminum top box has an inner bag. Either way, you also get a centerstand.

Who knows when or if the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports will grace us with its presence in the good ol’ US of A. But hey, before you start panicking, we can confirm that the 2023 models were nowhere to be found, so there might just be some hope for this fancy new and improved motorcycle. And guess what? We were lucky enough to get our hands on a previous Adventure Sports model, so we’ve got the insider scoop.

2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: Parallel-twin w/ 270-degree crankshaft
  • Displacement: 1084cc
  • Bore x stroke: 92.0 x 81.5mm
  • Maximum power: 101 horsepower @ 7500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 83 ft-lbs @ 5500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10.5:1
  • Valvetrain: SOHC, 4vpc
  • Fueling: Two 46mm throttle bodies
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: Web multiplate w/ slipper function (DCT optional)
  • Final drive: 525 O-ring chain

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Steel, semi-double-cradle
  • Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable Showa EERA semi-active fork: 8.3 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Fully adjustable Showa EERA semi-active shock; 7.9 inches
  • Wheels: Wire-spoke tubeless
  • Tires: Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41
  • Front tire: 110/80 x 19
  • Rear tire: 150/70 x 18
  • Front brakes: 310mm floating discs w/ radially mounted 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 256mm disc w/ single-piston caliper
  • Parking brake (DCT only): Cable-actuated single-piston caliper on rear disc
  • ABS: Standard

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 62.0 inches
  • Rake: 27.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.4 inches
  • Seat heights: 33.7 or 32.9 inches (Low and Comfort seats optional)
  • Ground clearance: 8.7 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 6.6 gallons
  • Fuel consumption: 48 mpg
  • Curb weight: 536 pounds (standard); 558 pounds (DCT)
  • Colors: Matt Ballistic Black Metallic; Pearl Glare White (Tricolour)
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