We’ve given the OHC liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine 7% more torque, with much stronger performance off the bottom and through the middle of the rev-range. It’s immediately noticeable with the first twist of the throttle. And, thanks to higher compression ratio of 10.5:1, new valve timing and updated intake there’s the same 75kW (101hp) peak power and more in the mid-range. The Throttle By Wire has been updated for even more precise control. And the exhaust is new for improved performance and a richer, more muscular note as revs rise.
With 20mm shorter stroke, front and rear Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa-EERA™) is now standard fit. Which means optimum damping, all the time. For a perfect base setting choose Mid. There’s also Hard, for progressive riding, touring, or carrying a pillion and luggage, Soft for easy manoeuvrability and Off-Road for precise suspension reaction away from Tarmac. User allows total customisation (when stationary) and you can swap between modes – and adjust rear spring preload – while riding.
Confident Electronic Control
7-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) – managed by IMU for smooth intervention – monitors rear wheel traction and gathers up drive on- or off-road. 3-level Wheelie Control gives just the front wheel lift you want, while cornering ABS inspires full braking confidence. Four default riding modes, URBAN, TOUR, GRAVEL and OFF-ROAD are set ready but you can go fully custom with 2 USER modes and adjust the levels of Engine Power, Engine Brake and HSTC to personal preference.
Dual Clutch Transmission
You can choose your Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES with six-speed DCT, which equals smooth, instant automatic shifting up and down, great for long distance riding. It’s newly updated, for a natural feel on launch, and at low speeds and shifting performance is fully customisable. Trigger shifters offer manual control, and a press of G switch (on the TFT display) reduces clutch slip, boosting rear wheel traction and feel while riding off-road.
This bike is built to go long and beyond, and every update makes it big-distance ready. Showa-EERA™ Electronic Suspension offers perfect damping control, and you can swap between modes – and adjust rear spring preload – as you ride. The 19-inch front wheel delivers more front-end grip, alongside lower centre of gravity. Seat height is lower and adjustable, tool-free between 835-855mm and the seat itself has been redesigned, thicker with an 8% larger area, for the extended riding range that the 24.8L fuel tank makes possible. There’s also the comfort of 5-level height adjustable screen, heated grips, practicality of ACC and USB sockets and full connectivity to access your smartphone’s navigation apps.
The Journey Begins
Choose your new partner in adventure right here.
CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES
CRF1100L Africa Twin ES
Make It Your Own
Configure your bike with a choice of accessory packs.
Urban Pack – plastic and aluminium options available
Available in two options – plastic or aluminium. In plastic, a newly redesigned stripe design compliments the 58L Top Box (enough for 2 full-face helmets), comes with a Carrier Bracket, pillion Backrest and Inner Bag. The 42L aluminium Top Box features its own Carrier Bracket and Inner Bag. Finally, a Main Stand makes for straightforward rear wheel/chain maintenance.
Rally Pack – colour and transmission type dependent
Designed to build-in enhanced off-road durability and performance, with wide Rally Footpegs for extra leverage and control and Engine Guards/Radiator Grill to minimise damage. For the Africa Twin with manual transmission a Quickshifter is included, while the DCT option gains a Foot Shift Lever.
Travel Pack – plastic and aluminium options available
Like the Urban Pack the Travel Pack comes in plastic or aluminium. 40L left/30L right plastic Pannier Cases, also featuring the newly designed stripes and size Inner Bags. The Aluminium Cases – 37L left / 33L right come complete with mounting Stays, and individual Right/Left inner bags. Comfort Pillion Footpegs are the finishing touch.
Ready for the long haul. New Front Side Pipes protect bodywork and are constructed from 25mm stainless steel with a polished, electrolytic coating that resists corrosion and is easy to clean. They also mount the dual Fog Lights in a higher, more aggressive position. A 4.5L tank bag provides flexible, easy-to-access storage; new Side Tank Pads protect paint from knee scuffs and provide grip for off-road riding.
Honda Motorcycles App
Make your favourite Honda your own through the Honda Motorcycles Europe app. It’s easy. Choose the bike you want and select a colour. Then, see how it looks sat in your garage through the AR feature. There’s an integrated Accessories Catalogue, so you can add the parts you want. And the Honda Motorcycles Europe YouTube channel is now part of the app, with a gallery of videos to enjoy.Download for iOS Download for Android