Honda has updated its flagship adventure-touring motorcycle, the CRF1100L and updated its cosmetic and mechanical bits. To begin with, the new Africa Twin CRF1100L gets a pair of redesigned full-LED headlamps with LED DRLs. Moreover, the Africa Twin’s bodywork has also gotten more aggressive with sharp lines all over. The tail section has become sleeker and the upswept exhaust, stubbier.
The biggest mechanical upgrade comes in the form of the new 1048cc, parallel-twin engine that produces102bhp and 105Nm; a considerable increase from the 2019 model. Honda is offering the Africa Twin CRF1100L in two variants- standard and Adventure Sports with the option of either a manual or DCT gearbox. And while the Africa Twin benefits from a bigger engine, Honda has also reduced the weight of the motorcycle. Furthermore, it gets a revised frame, aluminium sub frame, a lighter swingarm along with lighter engine a gearbox construction.
The new Africa Twin’s electronics package now includes wheelie control, cornering ABS, rear-lift control, cruise control, and cornering lights. It also features a new 6.5-inch TFT touch screen display with the Apple CarPlay function. While the Africa Twin CRF1100L is already available in international markets, we can expect Honda to introduce the bike here sometime early next year.