Honda has announced new colour shades for its flagship adventure tourer, the CRF1100L Africa Twin. Currently, there are two models under this series, Standard and Adventure Sport. As a part of this 2023 update, Honda has made changes to the available colour shades.
What’s New For The 2023 Update?
CRF1100L Africa Standard Trim
The standard CRF1100L Africa is now available with a new Matte Ballistic Black Metallic colour, and a new Glint Wave Blue Metallic Tricolour paint theme. The motorcycle retains its iconic Grand Prix Red, which was also available with the 2022 version. The Matte Ballistic Black Metallic features an all-black frame that adds to the striking personality. Meanwhile, the Glint Wave Blue Metallic Tricolour gets a new blue headlight cowl, red and white detailing on the tail sections and a blue front fender.
CRF1100L Africa Adventure Sport Trim
The Adventure Sport version of the CRF1100L Africa now gets the new Matte Iridium Grey Metallic colour along with the existing Pearl Glare White Tricolour. The Pearl Glare White Tricolour features gold-coloured wheels. This contrasts with the Matte Iridium Grey Metallic paint that gets black detailing along with jet black wheels.
No Changes Other Than New Colour Shades
In the international market, both motorcycles get both either a manual or a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Other design elements remain exactly the same as the outgoing 2022 model. Thus, the CRF1100L Africa Twin range continues with its trademark twin-pod headlight. Other design highlights include a tall windscreen, semi-fairing, tall-set exhaust, and an engine bash plate.
The motorcycle will also continue with its liquid-cooled 1082cc parallel-twin engine that makes 99PS and 103 Nm. Meanwhile, the suspension setup comprises Showa 45mm USD fully-adjustable fork upfront and Showa preload-and rebound-adjustable mono-shock for the rear. The chief competitors to go against the Honda CRF1100L include the new Triumph Tiger 900, Ducati Multistrada 950, and the BMW F 850 GS.