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ADV NewsHonda Announces Updates for CRF1100L Africa Twin 2022

Honda Announces Updates for CRF1100L Africa Twin 2022

The 2022 models get a few practical improvements and new graphics.

Published on 08.29.2021

For 2022, Honda Europe has announced a few updates for the CRF1100L lineup. Although the changes are small, they include some practical improvements many Africa Twin fans will appreciate. Honda America is yet to confirm the 2022 models coming to the U.S., but we expect an announcement soon. In the meantime, here is what’s new:

2022 Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L  updates

While the 1,084cc engine still churns out 100.6 ponies, the DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) versions of both the standard Africa Twin and Adventure Sports models are updated with new refined settings for 2022. Specifically, Honda has further optimized the first two gears to deliver even smoother handling from a standing start and at low speeds. And although automatic transmission is shunned by many riders, Honda has seen enough demand for the technology to justify its continued application. In 2020 for example, DCT versions of Africa Twin accounted for 47% of the model’s sales. Its success, in large part due to a constant evolution of the technology as we are seeing once again for the new year models. 

2022 Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L  updates
2022 Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L  updates

To further increase their daily practicality, the regular Africa Twin now features an aluminum rear luggage rack as standard equipment, which was previously only standard on the Adventure Sports model. In turn, the AS variant gets a new 110mm lower 5-stage adjustable screen which,  according to Honda, improves visibility while still offering plenty of weather protection.

2022 Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L  updates
2022 Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L Adventure Sports updates

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To complete the 2022 upgrades, both models receive new colors and graphics. The CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports features a new ‘Cracked Terrain’ livery with revised color schemes featuring new all-black aluminum side covers and aluminum rear carrier. Meanwhile, the standard Africa Twin now features a new ‘Big Logo’ design complimented by all-new black aluminum side covers and a bold red rear subframe.

2022 Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L Adventure Sports updates
2022 Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L Adventure Sports updates

No pricing has been announced yet for Europe. As mentioned above, we are still waiting on Honda America to confirm which changes and colors will come to this side of the pond for 2022. We’ll share more details when we receive additional information from Honda. Stay tuned!

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2022 CRF1100L Model Specs

Engine Type:SOHC Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam
Displacement:1084cc
Bore x Stroke:92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio:10.1:1
Max. Power Output:75kW at 7,500rpm
Max. Torque:105Nm at 6,250rpm
Noise Level:L-urban73.5dB, L-wot79.2dB – MT;L-urban 73.6dB, L-wot 79.4dB – DCT
Oil Capacity:4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)
Carburation:PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity:18.8L
CO2 Emissions:112g/km MT110g/km DCT
Fuel Consumption:4.9L/100km (20.4km/L) MT4.8L/100km (20.8km/L) DCT
Starter:Electric
Battery Capacity:12V-6Ah Li-ion BATTERY (20Hr)
ACG Output:0.49 kW / 5000rpm
Clutch Type:Wet, multiplate with coil springs, aluminium cam assist and slipper clutchDCT – 2 wet multiplate clutches with coil springs
Transmission Type:6 Speed Manual (6 Speed DCT)
Final Drive:Semi Double Cradle
Frame Type:Semi Double Cradle
Dimensions (L´W´H):2,330mm x 960mm x 1,395mm
Wheelbase:1,575mm
Caster Angle:27.5°
Trail:113mm
Seat Height:850/870mm (low seat option 825mm, high seat option 895mm)
Ground Clearance:250mm
Kerb Weight:226kg (DCT 236kg)
Front Suspension:Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustments, 230mm stroke.
Rear Suspension:Monoblock 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.
Type Front:21M/C x 2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Type Rear:18M/C x 4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Rim Size Front:21″
Rim Size Rear:18″
Tyres Front:90/90-21M/C 54H (tube type)(Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS TOURER/ AX41T Metzler KAROO STREET)
Tyres Rear:150/70R18M/C 70H (tube type)(Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS TOURER/ AX41T Metzler KAROO STREET)
ABS System Type:2 channel with IMUSelectable ABS MODE with ON road and OFF road setting
Front Braking:310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear Braking:256mm wave hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads.
Instruments:LCD meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display
Security System:Immobiliser, security alarm (optional)
Headlight:LED
Taillight:LED
Electrics:Daytime running lights, Bluetooth audio and Apple Carplay®, Android Auto®, USB Socket, auto turn signal cancel, cruise control, emergency stop signal, IMU, HSTC, wheelie control

Africa Twin Adventure Sports Specs

Engine Type:SOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam
Displacement:1084cc
Bore & Stroke92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio:10.1:1
Max. Power Output:75kW at 7500rpm
Max. Torque:105Nm at 6250rpm
Noise Level:L-urban73.2dB, L-wot78.9dB – MT;L-urban 73.7dB, L-wot 79.6dB – DCT
Oil Capacity:4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)
Carburation:PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity:24.8L
CO2 Emissions:112g/km MT110g/km DCT
Fuel Consumption:4.9L/100km (20.4km/L) MT4.8L/100km (20.8km/L) DCT
Starter:Electric
Battery Capacity:12V-6Ah Li-ion battery (20hr)
ACG Output:0.49kW/5000rpm
Clutch Type:Wet, multiplate with coil springs, aluminium cam assist and slipper clutchDCT – 2 wet multiplate clutches with coil springs
Transmission Type:6 speed manual (6 speed DCT)
Frame Type:Semi double cradle
Dimensions (L´W´H):2330mm x 960mm x 1490mm (1545mm with screen in uppermost position)
Wheelbase:1575mm
Caster Angle:27.5°
Trail:113mm
Seat Height:850/870mm (low seat option 825mm, high seat option 895mm)
Ground Clearance:250mm
Kerb Weight:238kg (DCT 248kg)With Showa EERATM 240kg MT (DCT 250kg)
Front Suspension:Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and damping adjustment, 230mm stroke.
Rear Suspension:Monoblock 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.
Front Wheel:21M/C x MT2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Rear Wheel:18M/C x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Rim Size Front:21″
Rim Size Rear:18″
Tyres Front:90/90-21M/C 54H (tubeless type)Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41TMetzler Karoo Street
Tyres Rear:150/70R18M/C 70H (tubeless type)Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41TMetzler Karoo Street
ABS System Type:2 channel with IMUSelectable ABS MODE with on-road and off-road setting
Front Braking:310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear Braking:256mm wave hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-Channel with rear ABS off mode.
Instruments:LCD Meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display
Security System:Immobiliser, security alarm (optional)
Headlight:LED
Taillight:LED
Electrics:Daytime 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

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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One thought on “Honda Announces Updates for CRF1100L Africa Twin 2022

  1. if only they would update the carplay interface to be less multi-click-distracting. How is it can I touch my car’s Carplay with one touch whilst moving but on the AT I have to stop or use the primative sequential up/down 16 times to move around the screen – sometimes thats up for down or down for left/up for right?wtf? Even if we could just set the FAV* button to Pause/Play would be fantastic. Software dev is so important Honda… – The bike itself? absolutely bloody amazing.

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