Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

4.8 | 10 Review(s)
This Jan, 2020 Model has expired

In Malaysia, Honda has discontinued the CRF1100L Africa Twin and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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CRF1100L Africa Twin Pros & Cons

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Things we like in CRF1100L Africa Twin

Great capabilities off the road

Agile handling

Things we don't like in CRF1100L Africa Twin

Tall seat height might be difficult for shorter riders

Stiff ride quality

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Recent Updates of CRF1100L Africa Twin

The 2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin is here in the Malaysian market and it is all set to offer a thrilling and refined touring experience to the riders. With several notable changes to the bike's design and performance metrics, the bike has certainly become a more practical and optimised adventure touring motorcycle. The suspension has significantly improved with the bike getting 45 mm diameter Showa upside-down rebound and compression adjustable forks with 230 mm of travel, at the front while at the rear it gets Showa fully-adjustable mono-shock with 220 mm of wheel travel. The engine remains the same while upgrades to the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox offers better low-speed handling. 

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Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Review 2024

The Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin sits right at the top of the adventure motorcycle lineup from Honda globally and takes on the bigwigs from the European bike makers in the adventure motorcycle category, such as BMW Motorrad and Triumph. The Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin is being offered in Malaysia in a single variant, and that too in a single color option of Grand Prix Red.

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Overview

 
Brand Honda Malaysia
Price RM 98,888
Body Type Adventure Touring

Powertrain

 
Engine 1084 cc
Transmission Type Manual
Power Output 101 hp and 105 Nm of torque
Fuel Type Petrol
Drive Type Chain Drive

Dimensions

 
Seating Capacity 2 Seater
Width 960 mm
Length 2310 mm
Height 1355 mm
Ground Clearance 210 mm

Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Design

The Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin, with its tall and slim stance for an adventure motorcycle, possesses a tremendous road presence, which can tower many of the litre-class bikes as well. The imposing stance of the Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin is well complemented with the integration of many modern features which were introduced in its latest update.

At the front, the high placed front fascia of the Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin gets a pair of headlamps, both of which are placed inside aggressively designed trapezoidal housings. These all-LED headlamps do get rounded daytime running LEDs around them. Just above the headlamps, there sits a vertically placed windscreen, which is fully adjustable as per the preference of the rider, and a black cowl below them, which extends all the way to the bottom of the side fairing extensions.

The Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin has a slightly sharp approach in its design when you see it from the sides. The sleek and angular looking fuel tank has got sharp and vertically laid extensions ahead of them, which beautifully merge with the front fascia of the motorcycle. The engine, finished in a golden theme, sits there in all of its glory, with it getting an aluminium sump guard below it. The 2-into-1 exhaust flows minimally towards the end can, which is quite beefy for the slim appeal of the motorcycle.

Like most of the adventure motorcycles, the Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin gets minimalist side body panels, which partially expose its red coloured trellis frame. The rear side body panels of the motorcycle are placed quite in an angular manner, with them ending up in a large LED tail lamp at the back. The Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin gets a split seat finished in contrast dual-tone red and black theme, as well as spoke wheels on both the ends finished in an all-black paint.

The Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin, in this latest iteration, gets a full TFT rectangular instrument console, with a sleek octagonal panel below it. The large rectangular display shows a huge host of controllable data, which includes speedometer, odometer, trip meters, tachometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge, gear indicator, clock and a long list of data for the MID on the sides, such as distance to empty, off-road data, average speeds and fuel consumption figures etc. The panel below this main instrument console shows digital speedometer and gear indicator, in case you engage the navigation in the former screen. 

CRF1100L Africa Twin Ride & Handling

Despite its massive stance, the Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin is quite an easy bike to read for a litre-class adventure tourer. The comparatively slimmer profile from the rest of the adventure tourers in its category is well assisted by 45mm dual functioning inverted hydraulic telescopic forks from Showa at the front and pro-link monoshock with Showa gas-charged damper at the rear. The motorcycle is fitted with a 21-inch wheel at the front and 18-inch wheel at the rear, with disc brake setup all around.

Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Engine & Fuel Consumption

Powering the Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin is a very capable and refined four-stroke, parallel-twin, 8-valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 1084cc engine. Coupled to a very smooth 6-speed manual gearbox, this engine churns out maximum power and torque outputs of 102 PS and 105 Nm respectively.

CRF1100L Africa Twin Braking & Safety

For a modern litre-class adventure tourer, the Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin is equipped with a sufficient amount of electronic riding aids as standard, such as dual-channel cornering ABS, seven-level torque control, throttle by wire, three-level wheelie control, six-axis Inertia Measurement Unit (IMU), riding modes (Tour, Urban, Gravel, Off-road and two other customizable modes) and rear lift control.

Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Verdict

With such a technological finesse in terms of electronic riding aids and the way its mechanicals have been tuned, the Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin proves itself as a very usable and rider-friendly adventure tourer, backed by Honda’s legendary reliability factor.

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  • The ultimate touring machine

    I have ridden quite a few adventure tourers in the liter-class segment but my experience with the Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin has been simply...

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    Zulhasif Mar 20, 2024 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • The ultimate adventure sports superbike

    I have ridden quite some adventure touring and adventure sports motorcycles across different segments both in terms of price and engine capacity....

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    raza Oct 11, 2023 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • An excellent adventure bike

    I always wanted a bike that could handle off-road trails without any stress, and the Honda crf1100l-africa-twin does that perfectly. Since I’m a...

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    richerd May 08, 2023 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • Looks can genuinely be deceiving

    I could never have expected that this lean machine holds a 1084cc engine. I was flabbergasted by the performance of this motorcycle because there is...

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    grant Mar 15, 2023 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • Practical electronically enriched model from Honda

    I am amazed as I explored the third-generation model of Honda crf1100l-africa-twin. Must say after a vivid exploration that this is now just the kind...

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    Cantona Jan 27, 2023 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • The bike that redefines adventure like never before

    I am a big fan of the Honda CRF 1100l Africa Twin, especially because of the endless possibilities that this bike has provided to me. The bike has...

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    Jebat Jul 04, 2022 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • Designed for the rough terrains!

    The Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin has been my go-to adventure bike for over a year now and I must admit, the bike has been a great experience, no...

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    Aaron May 05, 2022 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • Powerful multipurpose bike

    The Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin is a multipurpose bike. You can use it for daily commuting, racing, and touring. The seat height is low which means...

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    grant Jan 12, 2022 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • Sporty design and impressive performance

    The Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin is a sleek and stylish motorcycle that performs extremely well on any given road. The engine is very powerful and...

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    Harrison Oct 12, 2021 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
  • Sporty in design

    There are many options available around the litre class in the touring segment. However, I still chose to buy this because this Honda Africa Twin...

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    Ishraaq Jul 02, 2021 for Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
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