Honda Africa Twin models updated for 2022

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Honda have updated their Africa Twin models for 2022 with tweaks to both to make them a little more practical as well as sharper looking.

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The Africa Twin has been a popular bike for Honda ever since its reintroduction in 2016 but especially so since the radically redesigned models were unveiled in 2020.

Since then the standard Africa Twin model has been billed as the machine for those with off-road intentions, while the Adventure Sports model has been the bike for choice for comfortable, long distance adventures.

2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

Given that the bikes were already set for Euro5, nothing much has changed in the engine department so peak power remains at 100bhp. For 2022, the Africa Twin comes with a new paint scheme, described as ‘Big Logo’ because, errr there’s a big logo on it, and the ‘rear carrier’ (luggage rack to you and me) comes as standard as on the Adventure Sports.

Meanwhile the Adventure Sports also gets its own new paint called ‘Cracked Terrain’, which sounds more like a heavy metal band, along with a 110mm shorter five-stage adjustable screen instead of the large fixed one on the old model.

At the top setting it should provide the same wind and weather protection as the current model but with the ability to knock it out of the way when needed.

2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Given that DCT sales also make up a large proportion of Honda’s sales, with 200,000 sold since it appeared in 2009, Honda have also seen fit to update the DCT on both models, with Honda claiming a much smoother response at slow speeds in the first two gears.

Both bikes are due in dealers shortly, with final pricing TBC.

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Jordan Gibbons

By Jordan Gibbons

News Editor, owns some old bikes. Should know better.