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2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin unveiled

For 2022 the CRF1100L Africa Twin and its continent- crossing sibling, the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports, both feature new practical upgrades, refined Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) settings and striking new looks.

2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin unveiled
2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin unveiled

For 2022 both the Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports receive updates to further increase their daily practicality. The CRF1100L Africa Twin now features an aluminum rear carrier as standard, and the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports benefits from a new 110mm lower 5-stage adjustable screen that improves visibility and doesn’t compromise on weather protection.

Both DCT versions of the Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports are updated for 2022, with new refined settings to deliver even smoother handling in the first two gears from a standing start and at low speeds. Honda have sold over 200,000 DCT equipped motorcycles across Europe since the system was first introduced on the VFR1200F in 2009, a testament to its broad appeal and acceptance in the marketplace.

To complete the 2022 upgrades, both models receive striking new colour and graphic updates. The CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports features new ‘Cracked Terrain’ graphics.

The CRF1100L Africa Twin now features a new ‘Big Logo’ design with revised colour schemes that feature all-new black aluminum side covers and a bold red rear subframe.

2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin HD wallpaper
2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin HD wallpaper

For 22YM, the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sport now features refined Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) settings for even smoother handling in 1st and 2nd gears, a new shorter adjustable screen, and striking new ‘Cracked Terrain’ graphics.

The CRF1100L Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’ will be available in the following colours:

  • Pearl Glare White Tricolour
  • Matte Ballistic Black Metallic

New for 2022 is the new ‘Cracked Terrain’ design and revised colour schemes which now feature new all-black aluminium side covers and aluminium rear carrier.

The SOHC 8-valve parallel-twin engine’s essential architecture remained unchanged for the 20YM update, but displacement increased to 1,084cc, up from 998cc. As a result, peak power increased from 70kW to 75kW @ 7,500rpm and peak torque from 99Nm to 105Nm @ 6,250rpm. Significantly, the obvious increase in both power and torque made itself felt from 2,500rpm all the way through to the redline.

To create the larger capacity, bore remained at 92 mm but stroke was lengthened to 81.5 mm (from 75.1 mm) with a compression ratio of 10.1:1. Aluminium cylinder sleeves saved weight. Thanks to other detailed weight savings in the transmission and elsewhere, the manual transmission version of the 1084cc engine shaved 2.5kg from the previous 998cc power unit, and the DCT version 2.2kg. The cylinder head was also completely revised, and new 46mm throttle bodies introduced. The bore and cylinder pitches were aligned to create a smooth air intake profile, the ECU setting updated and injector angle modified to deliver a more direct spray into re-shaped twin-spark combustion chambers.

ENGINE
TypeSOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam
Displacement1084 cc
Bore & Stroke92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio10.1:1
Max. Power Output75 kW at 7500 rpm
Max. Torque105 Nm at 6250 rpm
Noise LevelL-urban 73.2dB, L-wot 78.9dB – MT;
L-urban 73.7dB, L-wot 79.6dB – DCT
Oil Capacity4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)
FUEL SYSTEM
CarburationPGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity24.8L
CO2 Emissions112g/km MT110g/km DCT
Fuel Consumption4.9L/100km (20.4km/L) MT4.8L/100km (20.8km/L) DCT
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
StarterElectric
Battery Capacity12V-6Ah Li-ion battery (20hr)
ACG Output 0.49kW/5000rpm
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch TypeWet, multiplate with coil springs, aluminium cam assist and slipper clutchDCT – 2 wet multiplate clutches with coil springs
Transmission Type6 speed manual (6 speed DCT)
FRAME
TypeSemi double cradle
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H)2330mm x 960mm x 1490mm (1545mm with screen in uppermost position)
Wheelbase1575mm
Caster Angle27.5°
Trail113mm
Seat Height850/870mm (low seat option 825mm, high seat option 895mm)
Ground Clearance250mm
Kerb Weight238kg (DCT 248kg)With Showa EERATM 240kg MT (DCT 250kg)
SUSPENSION
Type Front Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and damping adjustment, 230mm stroke EERA – Showa Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 45mm, and Showa EERA with compression and rebound dumping adjustments, 230mm stroke 
Type RearMonoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with Showa gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm rear wheel travel. EERA – Monoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with Showa gas-charged damper, hydraulic remote control preload adjuster and electric control unit with compression and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm rear wheel travel
WHEELS
Type Front21M/C x MT2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Type Rear18M/C x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Rim Size Front21″
Rim Size Rear18″
Tyres Front90/90-21M/C 54H (tubeless type)Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T
Metzler Karoo Street
Tyres Rear150/70R18M/C 70H (tubeless type)Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T
Metzler Karoo Street
BRAKES
ABS System Type2 channel with IMU
Selectable ABS MODE with on-road and off-road setting
Type Front310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Type Rear256mm wave hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-Channel with rear ABS off mode.
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
InstrumentsLCD Meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display
Security SystemImmobiliser, security alarm (optional)
HeadlightLED
TaillightLED
ElectricsDaytime running lights, Bluetooth audio and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB socket, auto turn signal cancel, cruise control, emergency stop signal, IMU, HSTC, cornering lights, wheelie control