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2022 Honda Africa Twin gets cosmetic & mechanical updates

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda is updating the CRF1100L Africa Twin in the international markets. For three decades, the Africa Twin moniker has been synonymous with adventure sports. For MY22, Honda is updating CRF1100L Africa Twin and the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports with updates to the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and offering new graphics.

MY22 Honda Africa Twin – Colour Options

Honda is now offering the new Africa Twin with three colour options and updated graphics. These options include Pearl Glare White Tricolour, Grand Prix Red and a new Matte Ballistic Black. The motorcycle also comes with striking ultra-modern ‘Big Logo’ graphics. The motorcycle also comes with new ‘Cracked Terrain’ graphics, all-new black aluminium side covers, and a red rear subframe. 

MY22 Honda Africa Twin – Engine Updates

The MY22 Honda Africa Twin also comes with newly refined Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) settings. The new updates to the DCT gearbox will further increase the motorcycle’s daily practicality. The new DCT comes with smoother first and second gears standing start and at low speeds. Honda, in the last update, increased the displacement of the Africa Twin to 1084cc.

The parallel-twin cylinder liquid-cooled motor comes with an 8-valve SOHC valve train and a Programmed Fuel Injection system. The engine produces 102 Ps of power and 105 Nm of torque. Honda offers a 6-speed manual transmission and an automatic DCT. In 2009, Honda introduced the DCT gearbox for the first time on the VFR1200F, and the brand has sold more than 200,000 DCT equipped motorcycles across Europe. 

MY22 Honda Africa Twin – Feature Updates

The MY22 Honda Africa Twin comes with features such as a new 110mm lower 5-stage adjustable screen. The new screen offers weather protection along with improved visibility. The bike also comes with an aluminium rear carrier as standard. The motorcycle features a complete electronics package thanks to the six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit. The advanced IMU provides features such as HSTC – Honda Selectable Torque Control (Traction Control) and Cornering ABS. Thanks to the IMU, the bike also gets Wheelie Control, Rear Lift Control, and cornering detection functionality on the DCT version. Honda also offers a full-colour 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth Integration. 

Expect the MY22 Honda Africa Twin to make its debut in the Indian market early next year. 

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