Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES / DCT


Make Model

Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES / DCT


Engine Four stroke, parallel Twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


1084 cc / 66.1 cu-in

Bore x Stroke

92.0 x 81.5 mm

Compression Ratio

Cooling System Liquid cooled


112g/km MT / 110g/km DCT
Induction PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with 46mm throttle bodies (Throttle By Wire)
Ignition Full transistorized ignition
Battery 12V-6Ah Li-ion battery
Starting Electric

Max Power

75 kW / 100.5 hp @ 7500 rpm

Max Torque

112 Nm / 82.6 ft-lb @ 5500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs, aluminium cam assist and slipper clutch, DCT – 2 wet multiplate clutches with coil springs


Constant mesh 6-speed manual / 6-speed DCT with on- and off-road riding modes
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain
Frame Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear sub-frame

Front Suspension

SHOWA Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 45mm, and an electronic control unit (SHOWA EERATM) with compression and rebound damping adjustments,

Front Wheel Travel

210 mm / 8.3 in

Rear Suspension

Monoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with SHOWA gas-charged damper, hydraulic remote control preload adjuster and electronic control unit (SHOWA EERATM) with compression and rebound damping adjustments

Rear Wheel Travel

200 mm / 7.9 in

Front Brakes

310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads

Rear Brakes

256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-channel with rear ABS off mode.

ABS System

2 channel with IMU, Selectable ABS MODE with on-road and off-road setting
Wheels Wire spoke with aluminium rim
Front Wheel 19M/C x MT2.50
Rear Wheel 18M/C x MT4.00

Front Tyre

110/80-R19M/C 59V (Tubeless type) Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41

Rear Tyre

150/70-R18M/C 70H (Tubeless type) Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41
Rake 27.5°
Trail 106 mm / 4.2 in
Dimensions Length 2305 mm / 90.7 in
Width    960 mm / 37.8 in
Height 1475 mm / 58.1 in
Wheelbase 1570 mm / 61.8 in
Seat Height 835 mm / 32.9 in - 855 mm / 33.7 in
Ground Clearance 220 mm / 8.7 in

Wet Weight

243 kg / 535.7 lbs - 253 kg / 557.8 lbs DCT

Fuel Capacity 

24.8 Litres / 6.5 US gal

From a press release issued by Honda:

The CRF1100L Africa Twin and CRF1100L Adventure Sports receive significant performance, visual and practical updates for 2024
More power and torque in the low and mid rev ranges with max torque increased by 7%, delivered earlier in the rev range
CRF1100L Africa Twin now available with optional Showa EERA™ suspension
Balance of CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports performance becomes more weighted to on-road with addition of a 19in front wheel and shorter suspension travel
Both models feature an extensive front fairing redesign and a 5-stage height adjustable screens
Four accessory packs available
For 2024, Honda’s premier adventure bikes - the CRF1100L Africa Twin and CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports - benefit from a substantial performance increase, new technologies and updates that further enhance their core abilities and desirability.
The much-loved 1084cc parallel twin engine remains at the heart of the Africa Twin family and for 24YM it benefits from significant performance increases in both power and torque in the low and middle rev ranges. Peak power remains at 75Kw, but a 7% increase in maximum torque, now 112Nm, is delivered earlier at 5,500rpm rather than 6,250rpm. The compression ratio goes from 10.1:1 to 10.5:1, which alongside changes to the valve timing, intake ports and ECU settings allows the engine to draw more performance from each stroke.

CRF1100L Africa Twin Power and Torque comparison
Additional changes to the exhaust system also contribute to the increase in performance, with an new muffler delivering a pleasing pulse note at lower RPM and stronger bass tone as revs increase.

Both models will be available with either a manual or a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Honda has sold over 240,000 DCT-equipped motorcycles across Europe since the system first appeared as an option on the VFR1200F in 2009. For 2024, the DCT system on the Africa Twins has been refined to benefit from the engine’s increased performance, shifting down earlier. The system also benefits from improved cornering detection and now features a more natural ‘feathered’ feel on initial take off and between first and second gears for increased feel and rider feedback.
Last year the Africa Twin pair was Honda’s best-selling motorcycle, and 49% of CRF1100L Africa Twin owners, rising to 71% of CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports owners, selected the option of Honda’s unique DCT.

CRF1100L Africa Twin
Headlining the chassis updates - the athletic, lightweight and sporty CRF1100L Africa Twin will now be available with Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA™) as an option, featuring suspension settings specifically developed for the bike. Only available previously on the Adventure Sports, Showa EERA™ offers optimised damping in all riding conditions, as well as the ability to change rear spring preload on the move via the 6.5in touchscreen display. Available in 5 modes - SOFT, MID, HARD, OFF-ROAD and USER, the system’s flexibility means that damping adjustment can be programmed to suit the rider’s preference at the touch of a button,
Keeping its off-road performance-focused 21in front wheel, the CRF1100L Africa Twin now features tubeless Metzler Karoo Street tyres as standard fitment, that allow for swift puncture repairs when riding without the need to remove a wheel. When the rider wants to head fully off-road, block pattern Michelin Anakee Wild tyres are also approved for use.
To make long-range road riding more comfortable, mounted to an updated, aggressively-designed front fairing, a new larger 5-way adjustable screen, offers maximum forward visibility or increased wind protection depending on rider choice.
The CRF1100L Africa Twin will be available in Grand Prix Red and Matt Ballistic Black Metallic. As well as being available in the same colours, the CRF1100 Africa Twin with Showa EERA™ will also be on sale in a third colour called Pearl Glare White and Glint Wave Blue Metallic Tricolour and will feature heated grips and an ACC socket as standard.

CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports
The continent-crossing CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports - which in 2022 accounted for 56% of Africa Twin sales in Europe – also benefits from a series of performance and practical updates for 24YM that further enhance its on-road, long distance appeal.
The most obvious change over the previous model is a substantial update to the front end. Led by the addition of a new 19in front wheel, suspension stroke from the now standard Showa EERA™ has been reduced by 20mm. Alongside the fitment of a wider front tyre, these combine to give the rider more front-end grip and feedback, especially when fully loaded or two up, without dramatically compromising off-road performance. This change to the front end also lowers the centre of gravity of the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports, contributing to improved low speed manoeuvrability and ground reach.
Designed for the long-range ride, the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports has had its front fairing aggressively redesigned to improve upper body wind deflection and aerodynamics. Like its sibling, it features a 5-level height adjustable screen. The seat is new and uses a +15mm thicker urethane foam cushion with optimised density to reduce long-distance riding fatigue.
The CRF1100L Africa Twin will be available in Matt Ballistic Black Metallic and Pearl Glare White Tricolour.

To ensure that the Africa Twin rider can have their bike just the way they want it, dedicated accessories are available that enhance the off-road durability and performance, long distance comfort and practicality of each Africa Twin. Available individually or in four dedicated packs - Rally, Adventure, Urban and Travel - the accessories include up to 128L of luggage, additional chassis protection and low seat options.
Since their capacity increase to 1100cc in 20YM, approximately 20,000 CRF1100L Africa Twin and 25,000 CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports have been sold across Europe, and since its return for 2016, over 85,000 models with the legendary Africa Twin name have been registered.