Honda has unveiled its updated 2024 Africa Twin range, highlighting significant enhancements made to the Adventure Sports model. This motorcycle has been around for a long time and represents Honda's premier dual-sport option. Both the CRF1100L Africa Twin and the Africa Twin Adventure Sports, two of Honda's motorcycle offerings, have received substantial upgrades to improve the riding experience. The improvements have taken the shape of a better appearance, engine modifications, and some alterations to certain components. The Africa Twin's front fairing has been tweaked slightly to enhance its aesthetic.
2024 Honda Africa Twin: Design
On the styling front, this touring motorcycle has undergone minor changes to its upper fairing and side panels. Improvements for long-distance riding are anticipated with the addition of the new five-position changeable screen and other upgrades. Additionally, the Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment function is now included as standard. The rider can adjust the system's stiffness to their liking, with options: Hard, Soft, Off-road, and Mid.
When it comes to the mechanicals, the Adventure Sport model is offered with a 19-inch front wheel and shorter suspension travel all around. Showa fully-adjustable manual suspension is now an available option for the motorcycle, as is the Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (EERA) kit, which allows the rider to make instantaneous changes to the motorcycle's damping both on and off pavement.
The new Africa Twin is offered in two colour options: Matt Ballistic Black Metallic and Grand Prix Red. On the other hand, the Adventure Sports variant is available in Pearl Glare White as well as the iconic Tricolour option. Both of these variations are anticipated to be introduced in India at some point in the upcoming year.
2024 Honda Africa Twin: Engine and Transmission
The 2024 bikes underwent significant mechanical tweaks. One notable change is the improvement of the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox, resulting in raised smoothness specifically in the initial two gears. Moreover, the engine's compression ratio has been slightly increased, leading to a higher peak torque at 112Nm, now achieved at 5,500rpm as opposed to the previous 103Nm at 6,250rpm. Both motorcycles also feature a new 5-position adjustable front windscreen and minor adjustments have been made to the front fairing.
The current ex-showroom price of a Honda Africa Twin in India ranges from Rs 16 lakh to Rs 17.55 lakh. When the model year 2024 finally makes its way to our shores, costs are expected to rise.