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ADV NewsHonda Releases US Specs and Pricing For Revamped 2024 Africa Twin

Honda Releases US Specs and Pricing For Revamped 2024 Africa Twin

Increased torque, updated chassis, reduced seat height, and more!

Published on 02.14.2024

Previously announced for European markets, Honda is finally confirming the newly-revised 2024 Africa Twin platform will be hitting US shores soon. Besides updates to the engine, chassis and technology, the two variants in the range are now even more specialized, with the standard version offering an off-road focus, while the Adventure Sports version receives a boost in on-road prowess.

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Both models still feature the same 1084cc parallel-twin engine but for 2024 the CRF1100L range “generates stronger power and torque in the low- to mid-rpm range.” Honda has not provided power specs for the US market but in Europe, Big Red reports the new models deliver a peak power of 100.5 ponies at 7,500 rpm and a 7% increase in maximum torque, now 82.6 ft-lbs, is delivered earlier at 5,500 rpm rather than 6,250 rpm. 

2024 Honda Africa Twin changes and pricing for US

The boost in performance is in part due to increased compression (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 power from each stroke. According to Honda, additional changes to the exhaust system also contribute to the increase in performance, with a new muffler delivering a pleasing pulse note at lower RPMs and a stronger bass tone as revs increase.


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Given the popularity of the automatic transmission in the Africa Twin range, both models will continue to be available with either a manual or a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). However, for 2024, the DCT system on both models has been refined to benefit from a more natural ‘feathered’ feel on initial take off and at lower speeds. This improvement is the result of enhancements to the hydraulic control that enable better clutch response. Moreover, the system has been adjusted to make use of the engine’s increased torque, making down-shifts earlier.

2024 Honda Africa Twin changes and pricing for US

As for the rider aid system, throttle-by-wire is used on the Africa Twin, featuring a Bosch MM7.10 IMU that performs real-time six-axis measurement (angle and rate for roll, pitch and yaw) to identify the motorcycle’s position and movement. The system has been updated for 2024 for refined feel, maximizing the accuracy of various controls and systems, including shifting, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), suspension, braking and lighting.

Both models also now feature a redesigned front fairing to improve upper body wind deflection and aerodynamics.

CRF1100L Africa Twin Updates

2024 Honda Africa Twin changes and pricing for US

Rolling on 21”/18” wheels, the CRF1100L Africa Twin now features tubeless tires as standard fitment that allow for swift puncture repairs when riding without the need to remove a wheel. The standard Africa Twin also gets improved comfort thanks to the redesigned front fairing and, like the up-spec Adventure Sports variant, it now features a larger 5-way height-adjustable screen which Honda says offers maximum forward visibility or increased wind protection depending on rider choice.

2024 Honda Africa Twin changes and pricing for US
2024 Honda Africa Twin changes and pricing for US

American Honda’s press release reports the standard Africa Twin’s 45mm inverted Showa telescopic fork receives a reduction in suspension travel from 9.1 inches to 8 inches. However, ADV Pulse has reached out to Honda and they have confirmed that is a mistake — front suspension travel will not change. Out back, the Showa shock also remains the same at 8.7 inches of suspension travel while ground clearance is kept at 9.8 inches.

CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports Updates

The 2024 Adventure Sports edition shares the frame and engine of the more off-road focused CRF1100L Africa Twin but is now more street-biased than the previous model. One of the notable updates is the change from a 21” front wheel to a smaller 19” inch with a wider 110/80-19 tire (from 90/90-21). This setup gives more front tire grip and feedback for better on-road stability and comfort when fully loaded. 

2024 Honda Africa Twin changes and pricing for US

Suspension travel has also been reduced, front and rear, from 9.1”/ 8.7” to 8.3”/ 7.9” to match the road handling dynamic of the new front wheel and tire. As a result of the suspension changes and smaller front wheel, the ground clearance is reduced to 8.7 inches. As before, Adventure Sports versions are equipped with a larger 6.6-gallon fuel tank (compared to 5 gallons on the standard version) to maximize range.

2024 Honda Africa Twin changes and pricing for US

Moreover, the seat foam is over half an inch thicker, with optimized density to reduce long-distance riding fatigue, and an eight-percent larger seating area plus tool-free seat-height adjustment enables high and low positions of 33.7 and 32.9 inches (down from 34.3 inches and 33.5 inches). Want to reach the ground even more? A low seat option is available as well which drops seat height down to 32.1 / 31.3 inches.

2024 Honda Africa Twin changes and pricing for US

For 2024 the Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA ) is now standard. This high-tech system adjusts the damping level based on information from three sources: bike speed (from the ECU), the bike’s stance and attitude (from the Inertial Measurement Unit) and the fork behavior (from the stroke sensor). Once these calculations are made, the Suspension Control Unit makes adjustments to suspension damping within 15 milliseconds (0.015 seconds).

2024 Honda Africa Twin changes and pricing for US

The system’s flexibility means that damping adjustment can be programmed to change as the vehicle speed changes—allowing firmer damping at higher speeds, for example. In addition, it can adapt to specific circumstances such as “preparing” the bike’s suspension for landing from a jump or reducing “dive” under hard braking. Showa EERA allows the rider to select between low-speed ride comfort, high-speed stability, sporting on-road performance and off-road response, at a touch of the screen.

Pricing, Colors And Availability

The new models are expected to hit US dealer floors in May 2024. The standard Africa Twin will be offered in Grand Prix Red with an MSRP of $14,799 for the manual variant and $15,599 for the DCT variant. As for the 2024 Adventure Sports Africa Twin, the bike will come in Pearl White with an MSRP of $17,599 for the manual option and $18,399 for the DCT option.

2024 Africa Twin Specs

ModelAdventure Sports ES DCTAdventure Sports ESAfrica Twin DCTAfrica Twin
Engine Type:1,084cc liquid-cooled Unicam four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin1,084cc liquid-cooled Unicam four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin1,084cc liquid-cooled Unicam four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin1,084cc liquid-cooled Unicam four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin
Valve Train:SOHC; (4) valves per cylinderSOHC; (4) valves per cylinderSOHC; (4) valves per cylinderSOHC; (4) valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke:92.0mm x 81.5mm92.0mm x 81.5mm92.0mm x 81.5mm92.0mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio:10.5:110.5:110.5:110.5:1
Induction:PGM-FI electronic fuel injection w/ 46 mm throttle bodies (Throttle By Wire)PGM-FI electronic fuel injection w/ 46 mm throttle bodies (Throttle By Wire)PGM-FI electronic fuel injection w/ 46 mm throttle bodies (Throttle By Wire)PGM-FI electronic fuel injection w/ 46 mm throttle bodies (Throttle By Wire)
Ignition:Full transistorizedFull transistorizedFull transistorizedFull transistorized
Starter:ElectricElectricElectricElectric
Transmission:6 speed automatic DCT6 speed manual6 speed automatic DCT6 speed manual
Clutch:(2) multiplate wetMultiplate wet(2) multiplate wetMultiplate wet
Final Drive:#525 chain#525 chain#525 chain#525 chain
Front Suspension:45mm inverted Showa telescopic fork w/ EERA; 8.3 in. wheel travel45mm inverted Showa telescopic fork w/ EERA; 8.3 in. wheel travel45mm inverted Showa telescopic fork; 9.1 in. wheel travel45mm inverted Showa telescopic fork; 9.1 in. wheel travel
Rear Suspension:Pro-Link® system w/ single Showa shock w/ EERA; 7.9 in. travelPro-Link® system w/ single Showa shock w/ EERA; 7.9 in. travelPro-Link® system w/ single Showa shock; 8.7 in. travelPro-Link® system w/ single Showa shock; 8.7 in. travel
Front Brakes:(2) four-piston hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm discs; ABS(2) four-piston hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm discs; ABS(2) four-piston hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm discs; ABS(2) four-piston hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm discs; ABS
Rear Brakes:(1) one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 256mm disk; ABS(1) one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 256mm disk; ABS(1) one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 256mm disk; ABS(1) one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 256mm disk; ABS
Front Tires:110/80-19110/80-1990/90-2190/90-21
Rear Tires:150/70R-18150/70R-18150/70R-18150/70R-18
Rake (Caster Angle):27º27º27º27º
Trail:106mm (4.2 in.)106mm (4.2 in.)113mm (4.4 in.) 113mm (4.4 in.) 
Length:91.7 in.91.7 in.91.7 in.91.7 in.
Width:37.9 in.37.9 in.37.7 in.37.7 in.
Height:60.7 in.60.7 in.55.0 in.55.0 in.
Seat Height:33.7 in. / 32.9 in.33.7 in. / 32.9 in.34.3 in. / 33.5 in.34.3 in. / 33.5 in.
Ground Clearance:8.7 in.8.7 in.9.8 in.9.8 in.
Wheelbase:61.8 in.61.8 in.62 in.62 in.
Fuel Capacity:6.6 gal.6.6 gal.5.0 gal.5.0 gal.
Color:Pearl WhitePearl WhiteGrand Prix RedGrand Prix Red
Curb Weight:559 lbs.535 lbs.535 lbs.510 lbs.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Fred FlannD
Fred Flann
February 14, 2024 7:58 pm

Both of these bikes look like winners in their respective categories, to me. I’ll probably be replacing my R1200GSA someday with the AS. I can’t buy another BMW knowing they no longer sell service manuals or repair tools.

EJ Zoom
EJ Zoom
February 15, 2024 9:13 am

What happened to the Showa EERA suspension being an upgrade to the standard bike per the end of 2023 new model announcements? This was a welcome piece of info when these were announced as it would allow the ‘standard’ but much lighter bike to have that as an added option, yet no mention of it now that we’re in ‘24.

https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/honda-drops-details-on-revamped-2024-africa-twin-range/

ADV Pulse
ADV Pulse
February 15, 2024 9:25 am
Reply to  EJ Zoom

Our contact over at America Honda confirmed that unfortunately, the standard Africa Twin will not be available in the U.S. with the EERA electronic suspension option.

cologuy
cologuy
February 22, 2024 5:53 pm
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No EERA on the standard bike with the reasonably-sized tank and 21″ wheel? To bad. The bike just went from the top of my list to the bottom.

Paulo
Paulo
March 1, 2024 10:19 am

Would have loved it if the standard AT in the white color was available in the USA…..hopefully next year with gold rims! To me Honda keeps going all over the place with the ATAS model. The best version to me was the 2018, simple, 21inch front wheel, looked amazing! That model just needed a normal seat, new footpegs and cruise. In 2020 and onward, Honda in all their brilliance added lower ground clearance, too much confusing tech, buttons that belonged on a gold wing and more weight. The newest one in 19inch front wheel is such a departure from the OG 1990-2002 AT’s, those bikes were great, a lot lighter, nobody used the excuse of a 21inch wheel being bad for road use, as reliable and simple as a hammer. Maybe some day they’ll go back to simple……then again, maybe it’s the Transalp now?!

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