New 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES launched in Malaysia

kuala lumpur: In addition to the upgraded CBR250RR, Boon Siew Honda also unveiled the new CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES in Malaysia. Targeted at long-distance touring and adventure enthusiasts, the new Honda Africa Twin offers an improved blend of comfort and performance.

Key Takeaways

  • How much does the 2024 Honda Africa Twin cost?

    The Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES is priced at RM 119,388 in Malaysia.

  • What color options are available for the 2024 Honda Africa Twin?

    The 2024 Honda Africa Twin will be available in two colour options – Matte Ballistic Black Metallic and Pearl Glare White.

  • Let’s take a closer look at the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES, starting with the price.

    price

    The Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES is priced at RM119,388 (excluding road tax, insurance and registration fees), which includes a manufacturer’s warranty of two years or 20,000km (whichever comes first).

    Engine and transmission

    The new Africa Twin is powered by an improved 1,084cc liquid-cooled in-line twin-cylinder engine that produces 102 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 112 Nm of maximum torque at 5,500 rpm – a 7% increase in torque compared to the previous model.

    Honda Africa Twin

    In terms of the gearbox, the bike benefits from an improved 6-speed dual-clutch transmission, offering “a much more natural, feather-like clutch feel when initially launching off and between first and second gears.” It offers three operating modes:

    • Manual Transmission (MT) mode provides full manual control via trigger buttons on the handlebars.
    • Automatic D mode for efficient city and highway driving.
    • Automatic S mode with three levels of intensity for sportier performance.

    The DCT also features off-road enhancements such as G-Switch, which improves traction and modulates gear shifts for optimal control.

    Electronic Package

    The new Honda Africa Twin also features an advanced electronics package with Throttle-By-Wire (TBW) control and a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). This upgraded system gives the rider greater control with four new power levels and three engine braking levels.

    Honda Africa Twin

    This package also includes Honda Selectable Torque Control, which consists of seven intervention levels to control rear tire sliding, important for off-road driving, though the feature can be disabled if you prefer full manual control.

    Another key feature the IMU enhances is Wheelie Control, which measures pitch angle and speed to adjust engine torque via the TBW. There are three levels of selectable input: Level 1 allows intentional wheel lift and smooths out sudden movements; Level 3 prevents front wheel lift; and Level 2 balances the two. Like Honda Selectable Torque Control, this feature can also be disabled if not required.

    Honda Africa Twin

    Additionally, there are four default riding modes – Tour, Urban, Gravel and Off-road – and two customizable user settings that allow riders to tune the bike’s performance according to their preferences.

    Suspension and Brakes

    The bike comes standard with the Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment suspension system, but buyers can opt for an advanced system that “delivers superior responsiveness by automatically adjusting damping based on riding conditions” and comes with four pre-set modes – mid, hard, soft and off-road – as well as a customisable user mode.

    Honda Africa Twin

    Braking is provided by twin 310mm diameter brake discs mated to four-piston calipers at the front and a single disc mated to a single-piston caliper at the rear, complemented by two selectable ABS modes – On-road mode for improved braking stability on paved surfaces and Off-road mode for better control and performance on rough terrain.

    design

    The improved Africa Twin boasts an extended front fairing and a rugged, aerodynamically enhanced design.

    • 5 levels of adjustable screen
    • Full LED lighting
    • 6.5-inch TFT-LCD full-color cluster with seamless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and hands-free wireless Bluetooth connectivity

    Honda Africa Twin

    • USB charging socket
    • Cornering lights
    • 19 inch front wheel and 18 inch rear wheel
    • Fuel: 18.8 liters

    If you’re interested, you can check out the new Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES in person at your favorite Boon Siu. Honda Big Wing dealer.

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