A Guide to

Africa Twin

The Africa Twin is a name deep-rooted in the spirit of Dakar. The experience of winning the most demanding desert rally four consecutive times including the debut went into creating the original XRV650 Africa Twin. The 2022 Africa Twin opens up a new chapter to this legend. More powerful than ever, it boasts of the convenience of riding while retaining the ethos of the NXR750 Dakar winning machine.

Defined by the desire to explore, the new CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports adds the ability to go long distances in great comfort. A 24.5 L fuel tank maximises range between stops and the wind-cheating fairing, height-adjustable lower-set seat and heated grips mean you can clock up the miles with abandon, while the height-adjustable screen reduces helmet buffeting. It’s built to be resilient, with a large aluminium skid-plate and side-fairing inserts serving as crucial protection. The new dual LED headlights feature Daytime Running Lights (DRL) for consistent daytime visibility, while also incorporating cornering lights which let you lean without bothering about blind spots. For the longer rides, there’s cruise control to manage the distance and an ACC charging socket to keep your devices charged.

Add to this the offering of both the Dual Clutch Transmission and the Manual Transmission, the Africa Twin Adventure Sports 2022 is stuff that dreams are made of for lovers of true adventure.


TFT touch screen display


Engage with the journey with a full-colour 165.1 mm TFT touchscreen offering immersive selection of riding modes and easy control of navigation and Bluetooth smartphone/audio connectivity.

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® allows seamless mirroring and management of iPhone and Android apps or calls via the touchscreen, which means you’ll have access to weather, playlists and telephone numbers while aboard.

Bluetooth® enabled wireless headsets let you communicate more easily than ever. And the best of all, with more apps available every day, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® keeps your bike’s technology and convenience on the cutting edge.

More Powerful 1100 Engine


When you’re loaded with passenger and luggage, you need an engine that responds strongly to every input, especially for passing. So we’ve tuned peak power and torque into the parallel twin-cylinder power plant to lift performance throughout the rev-range.

A new cylinder head, throttle body and ECU deliver precise throttle control.

The Suspensions


The Africa Twin is the real deal in the Adventure Motorcycles. It wears Inverted Showa suspensions on the front and the rear ones offer 7.1 Inch travel.43 degrees of steering lock both left and right, ensures excellent manoeuvrability, especially on tight trails.This is one of the reasons the Africa Twin feels so much more nimble than many of the other bigger adventure bikes out there.

Cruise Control


Here’s one of the worst-kept secrets in the motorcycling world— Honda’s Africa Twins make great long-distance touring bikes. To that end, we’ve equipped our 2022 models with cruise control, just like our GoldWing. Your next adventure truly starts a couple of hundred miles away? No problem!

Throttle By Wire


Our Throttle By Wire system greatly expands the Africa Twin’s versatility. First, you get seven levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control. Second, you can choose from six riding modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel, Off-Road, User 1 and User 2.

First used on our RC213V-S, Throttle By Wire is an excellent example of how Honda’s technology works for you, letting you dial in exactly the kind of power delivery you want for the conditions at hand. Heated grips are a standard feature on the Africa Twin Adventure Sports models. They seem like a luxury until the first time you really need them. Then there’s no going back.

Selectable Abs Cornering Anti lock Brakes


Our 2022 Africa Twin models offer two ABS modes: on-road and off-road. A third setting lets you turn the rear ABS off altogether for riding in the dirt. The Africa Twin’s Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) comes standard integrated with a 6-axis IMU, it knows when you’re leaning over, and compensates accordingly. The four-piston brake calipers in the radial-mount design also helps in accurate and reliable braking.

The Africa Twin also features an Emergency Stop Signal, which in case of emergency braking ensures the rider is visible to the oncoming traffic.

Riding Modes Wheelie Control


Both manual-transmission and DCT models offer six riding modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel, Off-Road, User 1 and User 2. The last two let you customise the system to your individual preference. Front and rear wheel-speed sensors working with the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) let you dial in three levels of wheelie control. There's also an "off" position—you're the wheelie control here.

Narrower Adjustable Seat


By narrowing the Africa Twin’s seat by 20 mm, we’ve made it easier to move around on the bike, and also to get a foot on the ground at stoplights or in parking lots. With two configurations ranging from 810 to 830 mm, the adjustment is effortless, and makes it comfortable for a wide range of riders.

New Exhaust


The same exhaust valve system as CBR1000RR is used to strengthen drivability while maintaining the sound and feel of Africa Twin’s exhaust. The dual exhaust system adds excitement in the low-rev range while the single exhaust system achieves efficient emission in high-rev range and contributes to improving output.

Dual Led Headlights


The new dual LED headlights deliver a penetrating beam and feature dual Daytime Running Lights (DRL) that automatically adjust to ambient light intensity and give a bright, highly visible light, improving safety. Additional cornering lights use speed and lean angle to automatically illuminate blind spots when cornering in the dark.

Tubeless Tyres


Real adventure bikes use spoked wheels because they survive the dings and hits of off-road riding with ease. The Africa Twin 2022 models feature a 21-inch front and an 18-inch rear for superior performance, especially when it comes to off-road riding. And they are now tubeless to ensure convenient repair when flat.

Adventure Sports Design


The new Africa Twin has shed a lot of weight by using a Lithium-Ion battery, which also has 1.6 times longer shelf life and holds the charge 4 times longer. Armed with experience, the semi-double cradle frame and the new swing arm on the Africa Twin continues to bring forth the technology from the Dakar legacy,

Optimized Windscreen


5-way adjustable screen made shorter, opening up visibility, but have ensured it offers the same aerodynamic efficiency and wind deflection as before.



Variant DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) MT (Manual Transmission)
Type Liquid-cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine
No of Cylinders 2
Valve System Overhead Camshaft (OHC) Type
Displacement 1082.96 cc
Max Power 73.0 kW @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque 103 N-m @ 6000 rpm
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Bore X Stroke 92.000 x 81.455
Compression Ratio 10.0:1

Body Dimensions

Variant DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) MT (Manual Transmission)
Dimension (LxWxH) 2307 mm x 963 mm x 1523 mm
Wheelbase 1558 mm
Kerb Weight 249 kg 239 kg
Ground Clearence 210 mm
Seat Height 830mm-810mm (Adjustable)
Fuel Tank Capacity 24.5 Ltrs


Variant DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) MT (Manual Transmission)
Clutch Type 2 Multiplate Wet Clutches Multiplate Wet Clutch
Gear Box (Type) Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission Manual Transmission
No of Gears 6


Variant DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) MT (Manual Transmission)
Tyre Size (Front) 90/90-21M/C (54H)
Tyre Size (Rear) 150/70R18M/C (70H)


Variant DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) MT (Manual Transmission)
ABS System Type ABS 2-Channel with rear ABS Off Switch
Brake Type & Size (Front) Hydraulic Double Disc 39.6 cm2
Brake Type & Size (Rear) Hydraulic Disc 30.6 cm2

Frame & Suspension

Variant DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) MT (Manual Transmission)
Frame Type Semi Double Cradle
Front Suspension (Type) Telescopic
Rear Suspension (Type) Pro-Link


Variant DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) MT (Manual Transmission)
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Battery Rating (Ah) 12V, 6Ah
Head Lamp LED
*The specifications and design of the motorcycle shown may vary according to requirements & conditions and are subject to change without any notice. Accessories shown in the picture are not a part of the standard equipment.


Price in

City Model Ex-showroom On-Road Price

* Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.