Honda introduces performance and practical updates to its iconic Africa Twin motorcycles at EICMA 2024
Honda has taken the stage at the EICMA 2024 motorcycle show to unveil the highly anticipated 24YM CRF1100L Africa Twin and its Adventure Sports variant. The latest models come with a host of performance and practical enhancements that are sure to excite adventure enthusiasts. With improvements in torque, transmission, and overall functionality, the new Africa Twin lineup is set to offer an even more exhilarating riding experience.
Increased Torque and Enhanced Transmission
The 24YM CRF1100L Africa Twin and Adventure Sports variants have received a significant boost in torque, with a 7% increase over their predecessors. This increase is achieved through modifications to the compression ratio, valve timing, intake ports, and ECU settings. The result is a higher maximum torque delivered 750rpm earlier in the rpm range. This improvement translates into better acceleration and enhanced off-road performance.
To complement the increased torque, Honda has also made revisions to the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox. The new transmission system now offers earlier downshifts, which align perfectly with the improved engine performance. This enhancement allows riders to effortlessly navigate challenging terrains and enjoy a more natural feel during initial take-off and between first and second gears.
Enhanced Practicality and Convenience
In addition to the performance upgrades, Honda has also focused on enhancing the practicality and convenience of the Africa Twin motorcycles. The 24YM models now come equipped with tubeless tires, making roadside repairs easier and more efficient. This feature is a game-changer for adventure riders who often find themselves in remote locations.
Furthermore, the CRF1100L Africa Twin boasts a larger, 5-way adjustable screen, providing riders with improved wind protection and customization options. This upgrade ensures a comfortable and enjoyable riding experience, regardless of weather conditions or riding preferences.
Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA™)
For the first time, the CRF1100L Africa Twin will be available with the option of Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA™). This cutting-edge technology offers optimized damping in all riding conditions, allowing riders to fine-tune their suspension settings for maximum comfort and control. Additionally, the 6.5-inch touchscreen display enables riders to adjust the rear spring preload on the move, further enhancing the bike’s versatility and adaptability.
Adventure Sports Variant: More Capabilities and Comfort
The Adventure Sports variant of the CRF1100L Africa Twin has also received notable upgrades. It now features a new 19-inch front wheel and a wider front tire, enhancing its road-going capabilities and providing improved stability and traction. The broader front fairing and larger screen offer increased weather protection, ensuring riders stay comfortable and shielded from the elements during long journeys. Furthermore, the Adventure Sports variant boasts a more thickly-padded seat, offering enhanced comfort for extended rides.
Honda’s unveiling of the 24YM CRF1100L Africa Twin and Adventure Sports variant at EICMA 2024 showcases the brand’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in the adventure motorcycle segment. With increased torque, enhanced transmission, improved practicality, and advanced features like Showa EERA™, these motorcycles are set to redefine the adventure riding experience. Whether conquering off-road trails or embarking on long-distance tours, the new Africa Twin lineup promises an exhilarating and comfortable journey for riders around the world.